Re: Question about Reuel Parker's Pilot Schooner Designs
I think you may be confusing the deck plan with the hull shape, which is somewhat different. As you have noted, Parker's Pilot Schooner designs are based on traditional models. Study of Chappelle's works and Culler's designs will reveal similar decklines, but these are not "cod's head and mackerel tail" shapes in hull form. The deck plans are wide forward because of considerable above-water flare, the object of which was to give buoyancy and suppress spray.
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