View Full Version : Sliver: Whadayathink?
01-16-2006, 01:33 PM
Been playing with FREE!Ship and some of my previous stuff done in Carene and this is one of the results. Sliver is more a rowing than sailing hull but it could carry a a light sail if you wanted. 16.1' loa, 14.2' Lwl, 4' beam, 4.8" draft at 415 lbs disp. Hull wt should run about 150 lbs S&G. Max Capacity is 800 lbs with 7" draft(transom tickling the water, shown in the picture)
[ 01-16-2006, 02:39 PM: Message edited by: Lewisboats ]
01-16-2006, 02:48 PM
What's the lowest point of freeboard at that 800lb load?
In what sea state would she ship water at, say... 15 degrees of heel?
(btw, that Dingbat I built a few years ago is doing fine :D )
01-17-2006, 04:06 AM
Lowest freeboard will be 8 in. at 800 lbs (10 in. at 415 lbs) and be about 7 ft forward the intersection of transom and bottom. You really wouldn't want to load this thing down when using it in questionable waters. A bit of a side deck would be helpful in a heeling situation. If you wanted to use it for sailing mostly, then decent decks and a footwell would probably be in order.
To me though, this boat evokes misty sunrises setting out on glass smooth waters for an early morning row or a bit of fishing. I wouldn't put launching into a surf high on the must do list with this one.
Got any more pictures of that Dinghbat?
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