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67750Re: [bolger] Re: Wish2 SketchUp (was SketchUp Chebacco)

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  • philbolger@comcast.net
    May 2 10:49 AM
      Across over 430 design-columns, MAIB has been the forum-of-record in which we've shared in broad scope and much detail many of the designs, though not all.
      Until the new books and (monster-) catalogue, that is the source.
      Susanne Altenburger, PB&F
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      Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 1:39 PM
      Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: Wish2 SketchUp (was SketchUp Chebacco)


      I've never seen this design.  where would there be a photo or sketch?


      From: "philbolger@..." <philbolger@...>
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:54 AM
      Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: Wish2 SketchUp (was SketchUp Chebacco)

      Hence the reference to design #649 "B-31 Schorpioen"...  With the T-50 she ought to move well under power.
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      Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 11:50 AM
      Subject: [bolger] Re: Wish2 SketchUp (was SketchUp Chebacco)


      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Stefan Topolski <public@...> wrote:
      > I don't understand why we don't make the logical leap from these
      > criteria - go above and beyond the conclusion of a narrow hull -
      >wider square boat - trailered - own lifeboat- fun daysailer -
      >unsinkable... and you end up with a multihull.

      And if you wish to go Bolger, it is Schorpioen. Bolger's trailerable, single-hander trimaran. This design was featured in MAIB a few years ago. The hull design is one of PB&F's latest. It will build fast and prove very safe, IMO.

      The outer hulls retract cleanly. It has all inside control and virtually no cockpit. Arguably the peak of 'Birdwatcher' design family. About ~30-33 feet in length, all wood/glass plus some aluminum for the sail rig, and outrigged hulls. Bolger considered it a coastal cruiser.

      I'd follow Michalak's advice and build the sail rig including the mast, and spars first, then the outrigger hardware, outrigger hulls, then the main hull. With all that stuff ready to bolt on and go sailing, the incentive to complete the project will grow.


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