38818Re: [bolger] Not A Bolger Boat....but,
- Sep 2, 2004On Thursday 02 September 2004 06:53 pm, Hugo Tyson wrote:
> Yes quite interesting.LOL,
> I've always admired William Garden's "Privateer" design but to build
> one, if you could get the plans from him, would take a massive amount of
> timber not to mention years of work!
> This design (Swiftsure ), while relatively simple looks very appealing, but
> for my tastes it would need to be enlarged by at least 25% (If not 50%) all
> over to about 21' 6" x 6' 8"(25%) then further stretched to about 30' for
> the addition of another mast to make her a Schooner. Then we would have
> basically a totally new design, which would be about twice as expensive to
> build, but the idea's interesting?
> Hugo Tyson, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
> woofers94401 <gregoryu@...> wrote:
> Does this look like fun, or what?
I love the marketing,
"Just imagine the silhouette as she comes into sight around the point at
sunset, with flags flying, a miniature cannon and a crew outfitted in tricome
hats and sailor's caps, this would be a great vehicle for a bunch of greying
pirates out for fun on a sunny day."
As a greying pirate I can appreciate the complete disconnect from
reality this implies. Reality after all can be a real downer. My son,
who is fifteen and cannot quite understand why I am building an
absurd boat, nonetheless he sort of gets it when I show him this
for your amusement
Bob La Quey
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