Re: Peapod Shapes
This would be one of Jimmy Steele's pods. It is real nice rowing.... one reason is that it is not real big. The real work pods or double enders as most of the users called them were in the 14-15 range. Hard bilges as you needed to be able to stand to haul traps, and roll the boat down and up to help haul. Sailing ability has a lot to do with rig and foils. Most of the working pods had a rig for fair wind use and did not bother with centerboards. You want up wind, you row. Rig is critical. Loose footed lug or sprit is convenient but with a double ender you can't get the right sheeting angles so you get too much twist and power goes away. Boomed rigs are more efficient and you can afford to run the boom on bit of an angle to keep it clear of your head like the duckers. The Cd is pretty good ( shameless promotion).
Ran Tan, Liten Kuhling, Vernon Langille, Josef W., Merry Mouth, Imp, Macavity and a quiver of unamed 'yaks.
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