57526Re: John's Mystery Boat
- May 1, 2008
> With some minor modification by John, this looks like the muchYeah, that's what I meant. I tried to get Bolger to finish the design,
> admired but ( I don't believe ) ever built 'Flat Bottom Outboard
> Cruiser,' ("Dovkie designed for power" ) shown in SBJ #33.
offered him money, told him about the very little information I needed
to finish the design.
He told me to suck eggs. Actually, he was very nice, but said that if I
went ahead and built it, I should consider it *my* design, and that he
wouldn't help me (with good reason, I feel). All I wanted was a little
information about the dimensions of the bow angle and a little something
about the stem. He said "build what you like sonny" in the nicest way
> As PCB was already working on this idea before the letter to SBJ, IThey also suggested the big cabin clam skiff, a very likeable boat, but
> wonder if it was finished. There's no mention in our group designs
> index... It seems a very, very good boat with accommodations, for the
> simplicity, cost, motor and fuel cost. Speaking of motors, in the SBJ
> article PCB didn't seem to address the wished for request of rowing
> and sculling - Another stretch possibly???
I don't want a big engine, I like my 5hp Nissan, and do't want to exceed
9.9hp for any of my future boats.
(Of course, the 5hp Nissan is more than enough boat for my Sunfish.)
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