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Comparison

Perhaps the first difference to note between the Paltus and Drascombe Lugger is the preferred building method:

Method used for the Paltus

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Method used for the Drascombe Lugger

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The Paltus is a design developed directly from the Drascombe Lugger - Kurbatov has said this - and although they certainly appear similar at first sight, they are not absolutely identical.
Although their plan views are very similar, in profile at least 3 small differences can be seen:- the transom angle is slightly different to that of the Drascombe Lugger; there is slightly less sheer rocker; and the forefoot is slightly deeper.

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An examination of the boat's interior reveals rather more signifiant differences: perhaps the most obvious being the sealed buoyancy tanks fitted to the Paltus, which are similar in concept to those of the Mirror dinghy. Less obvious perhaps is the lateral support for the centre-board case: the D/Lugger having a single central support, whereas the Paltus has two - one at each end of the case.

Interior view of a new Paltus build.

 

 

Interior view of a Drascombe Lugger renovation.

 

 

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