Re: oceangoing with bolger
- Great list of boats you've got there Peter!Prancing Pony provided many
a fine daydream for me until I saw Thomas Gilmers Blue Moon and
Fenwick Williams 24'yawl(aka Annie),that's when madness set in along
with alot of wasted time..........
Wolf Trap has been a constant reminder of just how stupid I was when I
chose long ago not to take"shop" classes in welding.I dream of her
outfitted with a pilothouse,a slightly shorter cockpit and built of
steel,instead of aluminum,to charge through the ice up here.
Red Zinger looks supremely elegant for a panel boat although I would
look into building a more robust pilothouse on her.........
Oh my,the memories you have stirred up! This is usually where I start
wondering what it would be like if I were filthy,stinking rich with
all the time in the world!No more sardine and garlic sandwiches for
me!No sirree! And no more freezing temperatures either as I would
re-locate a good ways south,close to the water and absolutely
never-ever-grow-up.Oh the delirium and sweet madness of it all!!
Thanks for the list!
Peter Lenihan,looking for any excuse to put off Christmas
shopping,from the shores of the St.Lawrence.............
--- In bolger@y..., "pvanderwaart" <pvanderwaart@y...> wrote:
> Now that I am home with my Bolger library, let me compile a list of
> boats that would seem suitable for a group of five to take on a
> moderately ambitious coastal passage, say Cape Ann to Monhegan, or
> Montauk to Newport, Va. Many of these boats have 4 berths, but on a
> long passage someone has to be on deck. I also assume that for a
> custom built boat, interiors could be changed a little.
> From "Small Boats," Prancing Pony and Nahant are probably tecnically
> possible, but really too small.
> From "The Folding Schooner:"
> Black Gauntlet II and possibly the Economy Motor Sailer.
> From "Different Boats":
> Whaler Ketch (really too small), Romp, Manatee, Sweet Chariot,
> WolfTrap, Shearwater (39' ft schooner, a good choice), Sedish
> Cruiser, Solution 48, Bird of Dawning.
> From "30-Odd Boats:"
> Lion's Paw, Apogee, Hesperus, Titania, Tonweya. Also the Rose, if
> your crew is large enough.
> From "Boats With An Open Mind:"
> Benergaria, Breakdown Schooner, Red Zinger, Volunteer, Advanced
> Sharpie 29, Loose Moose, Ataraxia, Offshore Leeboarder (39', a very
> good choice), Barn Owl.
> From a quick look through just one stack of "Messing About In
> 55' Keel Sharpie Live-on-board Concept, Baltic Sea Cruiser Racer,
> Jack Hannah, 50' Fast Cruising Schooner, 65' Pinky Schooner (48'
> alternate mentioned but not described), 48' Auxiliary Lugger.
> My choice? Sweet Chariot has to rank high, and the Offshore
> Leeboarder and the 50' Fast Cruising Schooner look very fine.