49332Re: Fibreglass Queen Mab
- May 6, 2006Just Ducky was not a tippy boat, one of the things you have to
consider is your own weight, Just Ducky was sailed by several people
weighing over 200 pounds but it sat pretty low in the water, I often
wondered what the boat would be like if it were 4 to 6 inches wider.
I would certainly recommend strip planking over any other method of
construction to get the boat down to minimum weight, at 28 pounds the
Just Ducky could be easily carred in one hand !!. I personally do not
know of any Queen Mab constructed using glued lap ply as Bolger
specified that weighed less than 45 pounds.
Phil Bolger sells a video of me sailing the Just Ducky from his dock
in Gloucester Mass, the video runs about 30 minutes and is just
duducky if I have to offer an opinion.daDave thibodeau:
> A couple of pictures of Dave's Queen Mab on the web for those who are
> I love this little boat. Was she very tippy? Ever have to worry about
> getting dumped in the water by a strong breeze?
> I asked Jim Michalak if he'd be interested in designing a
> stitch-and-glue version. He said he'd think about it. If not, I may
> have a go at strip-planking the Bolger original.
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