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- Jun 22, 2004
Double enders. Most everybody likes them but most of the owners (I know many) of double enders never go for a stern, again. I like double enders but I don't find them as appealing as single-enders.I really like the looks of 'Northern Crown'. I'm a sucker for double-enders. My boat design, however will have a fantail stern. Something very nautical about smooth curves instead of hard corners and flat surfaces.
Maybe not as fast but with more comfort I'm sure. Reading C. A. Marchajs "Seaworthiness"influenced me to buy our C.T.37 many years ago. Still the most comfortable boat in a seaway I've ever sailed. ( another Bob Perry design)people ask 'what makes a good blue water sailing vessel' well, white star is the shape you wanted 50 years ago. take you around the world 20 times.
Tom and his wife just completed a circle of the rim of the North Atlantic in Snow Star. They didn't stop much and always had at least one crew, mostly two along the way. The boat and crew handled it with no problems along the way. They didn't 'cruise' much as we think of it today having really done it for the sailing time onboard.Tom, what i like best about snow star is that deep keel. i love a deep keel. you just can't beat a deep keel.
people ask 'what makes a good blue water sailing vessel' well, white star is the shape you wanted 50 years ago. take you around the world 20 times.