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whalerron posted 02-15-2002 11:15 PM ET (US)   Profile for whalerron   Send Email to whalerron  
Ray Hunt worked with partners Dick Fisher and Bob Pierce on the experimental tri-hull shape that would become the Boston Whaler. Hunt convinced Fisher and Pierce to make the foam-cored boat an outboard instead of a sailboat.

The ironic thing is that Hunt was a sailboater.

Tom W Clark posted 02-16-2002 12:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
jimh has already presented an excellent article about all this here: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/13/originalHullDesign.html

It's not really ironic because Ray hunt designed both sail and power boats. Among his most famous design contributions are the beautiful Concordia Yawl, the prototype Bertram Moppie inspired by the first deep-V hull, the Hunter 23 which was a tender to the 12 meter sloop Easterner in 1958, and of course, the original 13' Whaler designed in collaboration with Dick Fisher.

hardensheetmetal posted 02-16-2002 12:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
I remember seeing a late sixties or an early seventies issue of Yachting that had a whole article about turning a 16 into a sail boat, by somehow hooking a skeg over the side and mounting a mast to the console-- so you're not too far off...

Dan

Bigshot posted 02-18-2002 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Dan I bet she tracked like a dream:)

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