Hello eveyone.

I found this thread from 2004. http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...tiwake-by-Rabl

and although that thread was interested mostly in material and engine change, my search was for information regarding the bow options.

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The above frame sektion clear to show the difference between the low chine and high, a difference of 9 3/4in.

Sams description of the high chine. " it will produce a slightly better seaboat and takes away the blunt appearence"

I understand reducing the fullness of the bow at the waterline should make an easier boat to power, perhaps be more economical. Sam seemed to be a straight talker with his meanings, but he is not here to ask. Why would a boat with a less full bow (bouyancy) be a better seaboat?