8375Re: Glass Bottomed Boats and June Bugs
- Nov 10, 2000Hi,
When Peter Bevan had his website (now alas, gone)
there was a pic of a glass (lexan?) bottomed Bolger
Tortoise (6 foot punt). If I remember rightly it had
a window built into the centre of the floor.
Certainly an inexpensive boat to try out the concept
Regarding the bottom of a June Bug, Bolger's latest
version of the drawing gives an alternative 1/4" ply
bottom with a 1/2" plywood 'shoe' extending the full
length, about half the width of the bottom. This makes
the bottom 3/4" thick in the middle. Adds some to the
weight, but a lot less fragile on rocky shores. If I
was doing it again, that's the version I'd go for.
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