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49296Re: [bolger] Re: Oldshoe

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  • Michael Wagner
    Apr 30 11:44 AM
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      I've noticed this even in my AS-29. At the dock, with
      no one aboard, she looks a little down at the bow.
      Once crew is aboard and sitting in the cockpit, she
      balances perfectly on her lines.

      --- Bruce Hallman <bruce@...> wrote:

      > On 4/30/06, pvanderwaart <pvanderwaart@...>
      > wrote:
      > > One of the interesting things apparent in the
      > Oldshoe photos is how
      > > the layout encourages the passengers to get well
      > forward in the boat
      > > so she is well on her lines even with a large (for
      > such a small boat)
      > > load as four adults.
      >
      > Indeed, if I was to create a list of characteristics
      > that make a boat
      > 'Bolgeresque', the attention to 'human engineering'
      > that encourages
      > the live ballast in the boat to hang out in the
      > correct locations is
      > a signature element of Bolger's designs. Other
      > examples of this
      > Bolger design value seen with Birdwatcher and Topaz
      > Spyder.
      >


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