Design question

Design question

Post by Steven Maynard-Mood » Tue, 10 Jul 2001 02:10:29


I'm curious about a hull design feature of several singles I've observed
over the last year.  I'm sure there are others but on a wooden WM,  recent
Dirigo, and Vespoli Matrix 27 the stern is tapered so that about a 12 to 18
inches of the stern is suspended above the water even when the rower is in
the boat.  I thought, perhaps, that the boats were too big for the rower,
but the Matrix 27 was being rowed by a large heavyweight, so it must be a
design feature.  What would be the benefit to having length in the stern
that is not in the water?

Steven M-M

 
 
 

Design question

Post by DanDaRowe » Tue, 10 Jul 2001 04:25:55

We had a four that did that just because its old wood had finally given up
and the boat sagged in the middle