RE: Message for Eric Henning
I don't know what the correct naval architect term is for this dip in the sheer line. A lot of vessels have it in some form or another, particularly working vessels. And all of the current Grand Banks models, from the new pod-drive GB41 through the GB52 still have it.
With GB's I assume it's a purely aesthetic design element. But I see it so much on working boats, particlarly fishing boats, it must have a reason behind it. Perhaps its a vestige of the much more obvious sheer transition in certain styles of open ocean commercial fishing vessels with high forward sections to meet the big seas they're always bashing around in and low after sections for bringing in nets, long-lines, etc. I dunno.....
-- Edited by Marin at 20:11, 2008-10-21