Topic: Folkboats and their derivatives

I've reposted an interesting table comparing the vital statistics of various folkboat derivatives.

Check it out: Folkboats and their derivatives

Re: Folkboats and their derivatives

There's an interesting book on the history of folkboats in the Toronto Public Library system. You can order it online and it arrives in your local branch three days later.

The Folkboat story: from cult to classic-- the renaissance of a legend
Loibner, Dieter, 1961-
Book, 2002. xvi, 236 p.

It's not a great book, but there's some very interesting early history.

Re: Folkboats and their derivatives

I just finished reading this. In fact, the reason the rest of you can't get it at the library yet is because I haven't returned it yet!

It was quite enjoyable. Made me really respect the design, and in fact made me really want to see a Folkboat in person. It's that damned sliding companionway and bridge deck! The only faults in the Contessa, in my opinion.

Re: Folkboats and their derivatives

bertinol wrote:

There's an interesting book on the history of folkboats in the Toronto Public Library system. You can order it online and it arrives in your local branch three days later.

The Folkboat story: from cult to classic-- the renaissance of a legend
Loibner, Dieter, 1961-
Book, 2002. xvi, 236 p.

It's not a great book, but there's some very interesting early history.


Available on line via google books. I don't know if it is complete or not, it has been a while since I read it.


http://books.google.ca/books?id=bYQdRny … CDwQ6AEwBA


John

Re: Folkboats and their derivatives

john_co26 wrote:

Available on line via google books. I don't know if it is complete or not, it has been a while since I read it.


http://books.google.ca/books?id=bYQdRny … CDwQ6AEwBA


John

It's unfortunately not complete.

Re: Folkboats and their derivatives

Hmmm... I think the Taylor 26 has 2,300 lbs of ballast.  Are these numbers different due to JJ Taylor vs Jeremy Rogers versions or due to the change in ballast material over time?

http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3532

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Re: Folkboats and their derivatives

The Canadian boat IS lighter than the original British version.

JJ Taylor removed 390 pounds of ballast because Canadian boats are designed for fresh water, which is less buoyant, causing the boat to ride a few inches lower in the water.  They also moved the remaining 2,300 pounds of ballast further back to re-balance the boat.

JJT boats also have a slightly taller mast to account for the generally lighter winds in the Great Lakes in summer and a longer cockpit because the weather is way better than in the Solent!