46843Re: Trailerable Alaskan Motorsailor
- Oct 29, 2005--- In email@example.com, Harry James <welshman@p...> wrote:
> That is pretty much the change I thought of as soon as I saw the
> original. I would get rid of the bow cockpit also, it would be
> holding snow in the winter only, not much other use here. I guessI
> would give the junk rig a miss also as I don't think it would getused
> either. Put a sail on the dinghy and get your sailing in that way.I have always liked the contention that Bolger has about small
motorsailors being very practical. A white polytarp sail and light
tabernacled mast offset to port of the foward companionway would
make it fun for daysailing rather than just motoring, which I find
boring and sometimes noisy. I also like the bow seats although a
tonneau cover might be useful if the going gets rough.
This looks like such an easily driven hull, perhaps it would be a
candidate for an electic (inboard) drive using the batteries as
ballast and a small genset for recharging.
Of course it would no longer be a Bolger design would it?
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