Re: Chappelle skiff
There's nothing disagreeable about a plumb stem in an of itself. It adds waterline length and works fine in short chop, which might be called a typical Chesapeake Bay condition. However in tide rips, areas with lots of current surfing downsea,which might be called expected conditions in the PNW, they can tend to act like a bow rudder and make steering less reliable.
So its not the stem, but what waters a given stem finds itself in.
This new ship here is fitted according to the reported increase of knowledge among mankind. Namely, she is cumbered end to end with bells and trumpets and clocks and wires. It has been told to me she can call voices out of the air or the waters to con the ship while her crew sleep. But sleep though lightly. It has not yet been told to me that the sea has ceased to be the sea.--Rudyard Kipling