Re: Design Challenge III
The amount of removable ballast to get such a boat down to good lines (before boating a load of fish) could be as much as 750-1000 pounds. That's a lot of weight to find, load and unload, if you can find it at all and can just dig up/carry it away/dump it, which would be largely an unpopular move around here.
Originally Posted by robert666
"Was the crew well? Was I not? I had profited in many ways by the voyage. I had even gained flesh, and actually weighed a pound more than when I sailed from Boston." - Joshua Slocum