59649Re: Small boat vs. small boat
- Feb 1 1:46 PMI built an Elegant Punt for/with my eight year old son because it
didn't need epoxy or glass, which meant he could safely help. It
turned out to be a great little boat, it carried the whole family
(four of us) while the kids were small (about ages 9 and 12) and it's
still in use 12 years later, protected only by oil paint over the fir
ply. It sails well enough with the standard instant boat rig, over-
the-side daggerboard and all.
--- In email@example.com, "ladycathyofwales"
> Looking at the smallest Bolger boats, I'm trying to determine the
> tradeoffs between Tortoise, Elegant Punt, and perhaps Teal. All 3
> seem to be simple one-man boats, with Teal a little harder to build
> but probably a better sailor. Are all 3 realistically car-toppable?
> Likewise, what are the tradeoffs between a Brick and the PDRacer
> has gotten so much attention?
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