21512Re: [bolger] Why no pontoons?
- Jul 1 8:04 PMI'd be interested in hearing what was in that letter...
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Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [bolger] Why no pontoons?
| In a message dated 7/1/02 9:55:09 AM Central Daylight Time,
| richard@... writes:
| > Maybe they are to ugly for even Bolger to design!
| > (JUST KIDDING!)
| You may have hit the mark. I ordered plans for "Hawkeye" from Bolger last
| year, thinking that I could contrive a center-console deck-boat out of it
| that would perform the functions of a poontoon boat, desired by my mother,
| without the exciting my father's violent anti-pontoon attitude.
| I mentioned this in my order to Bolger and received a nice handwritten
| back from him which emphatically endorsed my father's anti-pontoon
| (Bolger did give qualified approval the notion of building "Hawkeye" as a
| deck-boat, with the proviso that seating be placed on the centerline.)
| you, I don't think that "Hawkeye" deserves many more points on aesthetics
| than a pontoon boat.)
| Apart from aesthetic issues, I can't imagine that there is much of an
| intellectual challenge in designing a pontoon floats. I believe Glen-L has
| plans for plywood pontoon floats, useful for someone who wished to have
| skin-thickness, plywood lay-out and scantlings prepared for them. As far
| shape and dimensions are concerned, I think it would take a great deal of
| imagination to come up with a shape that wouldn't work.
| Ciao for Niao,
| Bill in MN
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