A Laser from the 1800's

Melonseed under sailIf Nat Herreshoff had designed the Laser this is what it would have looked like. The Melonseed is one of the most handsome day sailors and they sail as good as they look. The boat’s sheer line is subtly springy and her low freeboard and deck camber contribute to the elusiveness of her lines. Her work boat origins dictated her low profile, wide side decks and shallow draft. Her stem profile and transom shape are purely aesthetic and in my opinion works of art. The boats beam and full stern sections make her amazingly stiff and can be sailed from the leeward side without any hesitation. This is a photo of the boats builder Roger Crawford at the tiller of one of his little masterpieces. Good Sailing!
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