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38026Re: [bolger] Re: seaworthy bolger ply designs.

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  • Bruce Hallman
    Aug 2, 2004
      pvanderwaart wrote:
      > 4) Does it take care of the crew? A deck you can get around on. A
      > cockpit with protection. A safe interior. Can the crew get into
      > position and muster the strength to handle the rig?

      "On deck?" <grin>

      This is where Bolger & Friend draw upon the idea
      of H.G. 'Blondie' Hasler & his trans-Atlantic racer 'Jester'
      which is(was) designed to be handled entirely from inside the
      cabin, with no reason whatever to go 'on deck' when it is nasty.

      Several of Bolger's recent designs use this philosophy,
      and the Chinese Gaffer rig's main purpose is for this
      reason too.
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