Little Hunk

Designs for inboard or outboard power

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Glenn
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Little Hunk

Postby Glenn » Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:42 pm

How much does a following sea or a wave surge when ocean beach landing have on the motor well of this boat? Can water be taken on? I am soon to complete the Little Hunk and was wondering what design steps need to be taken to lessen the effects of incomming water. Also, where is the center of gravity of the boat in regards to trailer axel location?

basilkies
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Location: Marin California

Postby basilkies » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:09 pm

When landing a dory the system is to chase a wave onto the beach. This means you want to be almost on top of it when it breaks and follow the high water as high on the beach as you can.

If a chasing wave gets you it will push the rear of the boat up. This causes the bow of the boat to plow into slower water ahead of the wave. Two things happen: the rear of the boat pushes on the front and the front is stuffed and plowing water ahead of it. This causes the boat to go sideways. Now, if the wave is big enough it will roll the sideways boat over. If your lucky it pushes you sideways to the beach.

Here's a page on Oregon Dory's: http://home.comcast.net/~dorypage/

There are a ton of pictures, check them out it shows dory's going in and out of Pacific City. You can also see how they handle trailering.


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