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61881Re: [bolger] Re: Tender for classic yacht

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  • Harry James
    Nov 3, 2009
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      I hadn't thought about the Diablo, how stable is for boarding by creaky
      old guys. It would be over a boarding step across the transom

      HJ

      Walter wrote:
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Harry James <welshman@...> wrote:
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      >> Anybody got any recommendations for a tender out of the Bolger
      >> repertoire for a classic 65 footer. I crew on it and may be skippering
      >> it soon. The current hard bottom zodiac with 15 hp just doesn't look
      >> right. It needs to go ashore over crappy beaches, be easy to get in and
      >> out of for old creaky folks. Having the ability to pack a pot puller and
      >> downriggers would be a plus. It goes on and off the aft cabin with a
      >> boom lift powered by hydraulics weight isn't to big an issue. It should
      >> look good. It would operate under power. My son thinks the boys launch
      >> would be the ticket, but he has wanted to build one since before being a
      >> teenager. Here is a couple of links to the host boat "Princeton Hall"
      >>
      >> http://www.dv.com/dv/magazine/2005/0105/DV0501whalesFig06.jpg
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      >> http://www.intersea.org/images/prhall.jpg
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      > I suggest Bolger's Diablo- it will run with a 15 HP motor, has a lot of reserve stability for pulling pots, fishing, etc, and you could easily reinforce the bottom for landing on rough beaches.
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