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Dot

Date: 1878

Designer: W L Alden

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Dot was owned and sailed by New York Canoe Club member C. Bowyer Vaux during the late 1870's &early 1880's. Built by James Everson of Williamsburg (NY) in 1878, the lines of the dot were modelled after Mr. W. L. Alden's "Shadow" design. Numerous races were won by Dot during the early 1880's including four Challenge Cup races. It was reported in The Forest and Stream that Dot covered fifty miles in ten hours under paddle and sail on one particular cruise - probably alot of sailing and little paddling! This canoe was apparently the first to use a tiller with the canoeist sitting on the deck. Previously, the canoeist of sailing canoes sat on the bottom of the hull and leaned against a back rest. Steering was accomplished by foot peddles attatched to a rudder. This novelty became the predominant position used in later sailing canoes, setting the stage for the sliding seat.

Body Plan

Dot body plan (18K GIF)

Sheer and Half Breadths Plan

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Racing Mainsail Plan

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The following are Dot's principal dimensions as published in Forest and Stream, May 24, 1883.

Length over all 14 ft. 4 in.
Beam at waterline 30 in.
Beam at deck 28 in.
Depth at bow 16.5 in.
Depth at stern 16.5 in.
Depth amidships 9.5 in.

Here is a table of offsets for the canoe Dot followed by a drawing of the body plan as published in Forest &Stream, May 24, 1883. All measurements are in inches (to an eighth of an inch)

Depth
at
gunwales
Half Breadths Diagonals
Deck L.W.L. No. 2 No. 3 A.B. C.D.
0 19 - - - - - -
1 15.25 6.75 5.25 4.375 3.125 7.5 6.75
2 13 11.25 10.75 9.875 8 12.875 10.75
3 12 13.625 14 13 11 15.25 12.25
4 12 14 15 13.625 11.5 15.625 12.25
5 12.25 13.875 14.5 13.375 10.625 15.25 11.5
6 13.5 12.125 12.25 10.75 7.5 13.5 10.5
7 15.625 7.75 6.125 4.75 3 8.5 7.5
8 19 - - - - - -

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