By Peter H. Spectre
Recognized because the editor of the best-selling annual Mariner's booklet of Days, Peter Spectre lives in Spruce Head, Maine.
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She will sail best on her bottom, at any rate. The spritsail and Chesapeake mizzen are strong, simple, and light to handle, and easy to construct. There is no boom to conk you on the head when you're rowing out of a tight spot. The rudder and centerboard have been kept shoal, to preserve the boat's ability to tiptoe in around the rocks and ledges without touching bottom. The rudder looks too shallow, but it is expected to "swim lower" when underway. It is hung in the manner of the English beach boats, with a very long lower pintle, which looks wrong end to, making it easy to ship or trice up, when landing.
The happy configuration is made feasible by the forward bias of the sail plans' geometrical centers and by the far-aft lateral plane offered by large skegs and rudders. Before dropping the rig from the old skiff into the new skiff, Parker lopped about 20 inches off the mast. As indicated by the vertical dashed line drawn on the sail, he added a traditional vertical slab-reefing system that was sometimes used for larger sharpies. W. Norton & Co,, New York, 1941). Casual inspection of the contemporary waterfront suggests that too many raceboats masquerade as daysailers — their shallow cockpits fouled by nests of lines, and nary a seat in sight.
She spends her time between Penobscot Bay, Alamoosook l a k e in Bucksport, Maine, and Westport Point, Massachusetts, serving well in each location. D. "Pete" Culler Commentary by Mike O'Brien In 1977, Wyatt Garfield asked Culler to draw him a T should admit up front to having lusted after the I Buzzards Bay Sloop for years. How could I not more able version of this design for sailing off the J. want this boat? With every subtle curve and detail, exposed shores of Cuttyhunk Island. Captain Pete her hull demonstrates Pete Culler's gift for proportion stretched the hull to 18 feet 8 inches, made it 1 foot wider, added 6 inches to the draft, cranked some deadand his sense of appropriate decoration.
100 Boat Designs Reviewed: Design Commentaries by the Experts by Peter H. Spectre