I was interested to see this adaptation of the Sweet Pea lines also, as
I think it is very close to PCB's Plywood Canoe Yawl. In Phil's
write-up for the PCY, he states that it would possibly be a better boat
if the V bottom was chopped off.
The Sweet Pea hull shape is about what you would get if you did this.
I have long thought that a scale up of the Sweet Pea lines to the
dimensions of the PCY, and rigged and fitted out as a canoe yawl would
be a great little gunkholer. The success of Merlin seem to indicate
that this would be so.
And Ross, also check out _Holmes of the Humber_ if you haven't already;
it's got a lot of info on Holmes and Strange and their boats.
> Re: FL120 2010 Pic - On Bolger Sweet Pea lines. Ya don't say? Hmmm..
> Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:35 am (PDT) . Posted by:
> "Ross" baysidewoodenboats
> I'm interested in any more information. I have long been taken by the
> lines of "Sweet Pea", and to make things worse (or better??), I have
> just received my copy of the book, "Albert Strange on Yacht Designing,
> Construction, and Cruising". Just think about "Cherub II" and > "Sheila".
> You can get me at "r dot lillistone (at) gmail dot com" or I can
> contact you if preferred.
> Phil Bolger was, and still is, my most important teacher, despite the
> wealth of information out there from which we can all benefit written
> by others.
> Ross Lillistone
> --- In email@example.com, "c.ruzer" <c.ruzer@...> wrote:
> > "Merlin" a 23' 1.5x scale-up of "Sweet Pea"
> > About Merlin: <SNIPPED COMMENTS>
> > "looks great"
> > "sails great"
> > "class act of the fleet"
> > "knock out"
> > "going to windward like a train"
> > "a big, ballasted centerboard and a big square fixed rudder on a
> > "drew around 18-22" with the board up and that was at the rudder"
> > "may have had some additional internal ballast"
> > "rudder and skeg appeared to be ~1/4" flat aluminum plate"
> > "~6hp Tohatsu in a well mounted forward of the rudder"
> > "Rig is a wooden mast, owner-built, in a tabernacle. It's a simple
> rig, four stays with no spreaders"
> > "big low-aspect main and what looks to be a ~115% masthead jib on
> hanks. Not complicated at all."
> > "used Bolger's lines for the hull shape and designed everything else
> > "The cabin is completely open at the aft end, making the cabin and
> cockpit one continuous space. The hard dodger could have plastic
> windows fitted to enclose everything in case of cold or wet. She had
> two good berths, a small galley with sink and stove, and that's about
> all I remember."
> > "Only criticism I have of the build is minor: He used plain old sand
> to make the decks non-skid. And non-skid they are! But they would be
> hard one's bare feet and knees if you liked to sail that way.
> Otherwise, I'd say Merlin is about as close to perfect as you could
> get. I just found my notes and Merlin's builder is David Ware of
> Rockport, Texas. Really nice fellow and very patient to explain about
> his boat."
> > http://cultofku.com/imagehost/images/57129890730403507571.jpg
> > from