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In Reply to: Jim Thayer's Nina on Lake Powell... posted by SBFTV on March 18, 2001 at 18:32:51:
NINA (like Columbo's boat} was designed as a beach cruiser back in the heyday of the westsail when double enders were hot.
She is 15' x 5' 8" and has very little deadrise, which makes her very stiff. she rows well and is deep enough so that you can row her standing facing forward. Works well for a change of pace or in close quarters.
I have never gotten around to make any internal moldings. I just fit her out with lockers all around for storage and seeting. The cb trunk is built into the frong of the locker and so is out of the way. Being 8" off center doesn't make any difference.
Dennis and I slept aboard in Baja and were quite comfortable. Shs's a dandy boat.
NINA as a Colin Archer ancestry Westsail style mini cruiser... My Aunt Cynthia used to say " Better keep that. What's old now will soon again be new..." For the LOA & Beam she appears to be a 'big' little boat. I like the inherant initial and under way stability with the ability to enough carry gear to make Beach Cruising sort of comfortable... Jim, what is your guess as to the all up weight of NINA when she is sitting on a trailer? What length oars work to move NINA by arm power? Got any more hulls lurking in the bushes looking for a home? "I think Boat Nuts are not in heaven on earth untill they have about... 6 boats!" says my friend Cap't Nance. Jim, thanks in advance for the comments... AND anybody else who would like to jump in and post!
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