My name is Denny and just joined the forum. Before anything please forgive me if my spelling or composition is wrong but after 30+ years here, The foreigner in me still slips out sometimes.
I have been reading this woodenboat forum for a while and have not seen yet about mods to designs. What I mean is enlarging or making designs smaller. Using diferent rigs and so on. One sample
that stands out is the infamous weekender. I have read lots of discouragement towards choosing it,but what if you were to choose a diferent hull and build the weekender on top of it. Like the glen-l
minuet.(almost same size).Or a 16 foot pooduck skif?
I really like to experiment with ideas. Several years ago built a bull's eye from glen-l and enlarged all dimentions by a factor of 1.3. Ended up with a little over 15 foot loa and little over 6 foot beam.
Sails were a pain to get but sailed good. After a year me and my better half were sailing fast close to shore in lake mead and the daggerboard hit something causing mayor damage.
Of course cl and ce will have to be calculated and also position of the centerboard or keel. No perfection intended.
Would like to hear opinions.