- To my eye, Junebug is homely looking, as I favor curvy lapstrakes,
etc.. Yet, when you run the numbers, nothing exceeds Junebug for
suitability as a mooring tender. Junebug is almost identical in size,
weight and shape to my Michalak Roar, but Roar has two bilge strakes.
Roar is a really great rowboat, but you cannot easily stand up in
Roar, where in Junebug (per PCB) you can stand on a gunnel.
- The Feb. 1 MAIB has an article about the trip I took
in my Bolger Topaz Spat up the Hudson River to Lake
Champlain. Due to a miscommunication between me and
the editor, the story is attributed to me. It
actually was written by Mason Turner, who accompanied
me on that trip. Nice picture of Spat footing it down
the Delaware coast, however. Sam
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Because the plumb sides allow it so well, Junebug's leeboard drops through a couple of battens outboard.
But you are right. The clip on type from Featherwind, Nymph etc is another good option for Bob.
People seem to have to fuss a bit to get one of Jim Michalak's popup types exactly right while coming off the plans, whatever its fine merits in use. Could be a little trickier in an improvised retrofit...
The clip on and the single bolt through the side are simpler.
Now what I'd like to see is a clip on device with a blade that raises.On Jan 16, 2014 6:04 PM, <philbolger@...> wrote:...isn’t it a clip-on leeboard ?
No-board broad-reaching on a deeper-Vee chine might be interesting - if you can keep her there..
Susanne Altenburger, PB&FMany / most of the Michalak boats have a simple and effective lee board setup. Check his designs, it'll give you a pretty good idea how to go about it.Dennis / Scram Pram
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:28:41 -0800
Subject: [bolger] Bolger Junebug
New to group but recently purchased a Junebug that was set up for rowing. I have added "skids" to bottom, resealed fore and aft bulkheads, and totally repainted. Boat is not fiberglassed; painted plywood only. I plan to use a 75 sg. ft. lateen sail from a Sunfish plus the foils from the same.
Any suggestions for where I should step the mast? Some have told me the center of effort should be in front of the leeboard but a Michalak essay states it should be aft of the centerboard in order to provide weather helm. Help! Also, any suggestions for installing a swing leeboard? Tampa bay is quite shallow!
Thanks for any and all (reasonable) suggestions.
BobfromSWOhio (and Tampa Bay in the winter)