Subject: [harryproa] Re: OFF LIST
From: "jjtctaylor" <>
Date: 5/11/2008, 9:44 PM


Yes that is a concern although none have experience on what any of these boats will do in
a problem seaway. The overhang does curve upward toward the bows so that is some
help, and terminates near the forward bulkhead. In addition it's elevation matches the
beam clearance so has some decent height. Plus I will add a modest flare or radius to the
underside just to avoid a nasty slap or thud in rough seas.

Don't think we have any idea which way the boat face if left to float on it's own. Will still
use a chute or drogue depending on conditions off the bow/stern when it's really bad.

Rob thinks it may have some benefits in normal conditions in reducing spray over the WW
hull. Think the radius should minimize the heavy slap. Have a suggestion on how much
flare/radius ?



--- In, "tsstproa" <bitme1234@...> wrote:
> Yes that is the one nice work. Do you see any concerns with the step
> out there being effected by waves and possibly effecting boats
> motion in the right/wrong kind of seaway?
> Todd
> --- In, "jjtctaylor" <jtaylor412@>
> wrote:
> >
> > If you mean the extended Harryproa, no not built yet. Extended
> > slightly more to 46 ft and 25ft beam, in order to satisfy desires
> > by "partner" (elsewise known as the boss)to change to galley up.
> Rob's
> > engineering support firm, Netamax is contracted by me to finish
> the
> > plans, then start building right away.
> >
> > But can't build too fast,.... covered hunderds of miles along the
> > Carolina coast to find a marina. Severe shortage of slips wide
> enough
> > for cats. Only (1) available and cost as much or more than the
> boat.
> > Have to wait for new marina to be built for affordable dockage.
> All
> > the harbor/dockmasters agree on the problem, demand is just
> starting to
> > grow. Coastal politics are also playing havoc with marina
> expansions so
> > expect in the near future to remain an issue for the US coastal
> areas.
> >
> > I have alternative layouts if interested. With slips so tight
> > preferred not to push over 50 feet, difficult enought to find
> slips
> > with enough beam. Doesn't seem to be a problem for transients as
> end
> > dock space is usually available but many without services on the
> end
> > of "T" docks. So overnights are OK, just be self sufficient.
> >
> > Formal plans set won't be ready for another 6 mo or so.
> >
> > JT
> >
> > --- In, "tsstproa" <bitme1234@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I just rejoined your news group and seen a step hull rendering
> > > recently posted in files section. Was it ever built? The step
> looks a
> > > little high but I guess with that shallow angle to hull it would
> have
> > > to be high. Nice rendering though. I like the step idea to
> windward.
> > >
> > > Todd
> > >
> >

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