In another thread (the one about Rex and the Northern Isles)PJWALSH mentioned that he had a tender designed by Paul Johnson. I remember seeing Paul Johnson (he was aboard his Venus, LuLu who owned the marine store in Gustavia had a Venus too, possibly called Pluto) in St Barths, he had a double ended boat of his own design that he used for rowing round Gustavia harbour. It was symmetrical fore and aft and could be split in the middle and nest on deck. He could really make that boat move and was able to scull it sideways when he came alongside a boat (there is a name for that action but I can't remember what it is). I seem to remeber it being larger than the one pjwalsh mentions, possibly about seveteen feet. I later met an old friend of his in Newport RI, I mentioned this boat to her and she told me that he was prouder of that boat than any other design. Does anyone know if Mr. Johnson is still around? is there a website that details his boats/ study plans etc.?
[ 03-25-2003, 07:43 PM: Message edited by: Hwyl ]