Hornblower's foray into naval architecture
Does anybody remember Hornblower's escape from France down the Loir in the boat he built with Bush and Browne?
Based on the information in the story, what would be the closest design out there to the boat they built while Bush was learning to walk again? That was my favorite story in the whole series for some reason and I've often wondered what that boat would look like. How crude would she be? Clearly finish would not be important, nor would longevity. Shallow draught, stability, a bit of carrying capacity and they built some storage into her. I can't recall the dimensions stated in the book but I believe she was aobut 16 foot. Anybody have any thoughts on this?
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