Howdy Steve, Thanks for the reply. If this were a boat show in the real world we could talk further in person. This is a wonderful venue, and truly inspirational for me, but any chance you could call me at 617-412-1542 so I can ask you another bigger more complex question and pose to you a new idea? Call anytime.
What is really amazing is how nice a job Ed Segen did on Patina, in 2007, before availability of the over 40 wonderful video series on construction of a Caledonia Yawl done by Offcenterharbor.com and Geoff Kerr of Two Daughters Boatworks. I will look at the issue of Small Boats Magazine you refer to above. Thanks.
Steve, I have watched all your videos and really enjoyed them. I am the owner of PATINA, (see listing here) and I am looking forward to meeting you to talk about our boats which we both seem to love, after having had many many other boats. I am also an avid follower of OCH. One thing I want to redesign is to somehow close the centerboard trunk, because it would lessen the need for flotation. What do you use for flotation?