Question/Statement about Load Placement

Ask your questions here. Guests welcome to post!
Post Reply
User avatar
Darrells
Posts: 347
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:20 pm
Type of boat I like: <-- Please read instructions to the left and delete this text. Then, tell us what type boat you like! :-)
Location: Lorena,texas

Question/Statement about Load Placement

Post by Darrells » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:48 pm

While out on the river Saturday night, Ron and I got to talking about loading the NorthWind. It seems they both like to have a substantial amount of weight in the stern. After looking at Verlens books again I noticed in all of the pictures of a loaded Seawind the stern is almost at water level. What causes this design to like so much load in the rear. It's not any problem, I am just curious. You can sure tell the difference between loaded level and loaded heavy to the stern.
Darrell Sykora

tx river rat
Posts: 988
Joined: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:48 pm
Type of boat I like: <-- Please read instructions to the left and delete this text. Then, tell us what type boat you like! :-)
Location: Tx

Re: Question/Statement about Load Placement

Post by tx river rat » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:32 am

x2 on that
Ron

User avatar
jem
Site Admin
Posts: 4870
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2004 8:14 pm
Type of boat I like: Wooden
Location: Greensboro, NC
Contact:

Re: Question/Statement about Load Placement

Post by jem » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:11 am

I've noticed that to. I think it may be a case of the "all environments" approach Verlen Kruger pursued. Loading stern-heavy makes for better tracking. The Sea Wind did have a rudder but in waters you need to make many turns, might as well let the boat track like it's on rails.
-Matt. Designer.

Post Reply