- After seeing the updates to the Wyoming posted in the Boger2 group, I
ordered and just received my copy of the updated plans from Mr.
A couple important things that I noted right away is that the rear
cabin is small but very functional for double beds. The head area is
huge by boat standards and looks to have enough tankage and storage
for at least of 30 days of self-sufficiency.
Ample room for fuel storage well vented. With 200 gallons and moving
at hull speeds, I believe 1000 miles to a fill up is a real number if
not overly conservative.
The center cockpit is self draining and high sided for good security
and line handling should not be a problem. Front cockpit is small
but again, makes it safe for line handling and anchoring, and it's
also self draining.
Draft is increased to 6" inches at about 10,000 lbs displacement. An
empty boat looks to be around 6000-6500 lbs. I don't believe you
could go over the 10,000 lbs and expect to handle well in any kind of
heavy head seas but if used on a river, you could probably add
another 1000 lbs of gear with little effect on speed or handling.
When I had asked about sloping the windshield for a more modern look,
Mr. Bolger stated he'd rather see it sloped forward than back, no
changes other than common sense needed to make it slope forward 5 -
He recommends photo cells along the the roof since it's big enough
and no one would walk up there for any reason. In the long run,
cheaper than a generator if used as a live aboard.
He mentions a "don't look down" type of head with no flushing and a
12v exhaust fan which is activated when the sealed lid is lifted to
eliminate the odors. No flushing, no clogging, no parts to wear out
and could be pumped out through the seat or a fitting out the side of
the hull. Does anyone know how these are built? Is it simply a "out
house" design? Not real appealing but simplistic and reliable.
- In a message dated 17-07-02 12:03:28 AM E. Australia Standard Time,
> . All the outboard connections are insulated fromBut electrolytic corrosion can happen without any external source of
> the boat except for the battery and it's isolated from the hull.
electrical current. Try immersing a piece of aluminum in a bucket of salt
water together with a piece of copper (or a cupro-nickel coin). The
dissimilar metals produce their own electrical current as the aluminum is
Crocodile hunters had to be very careful not to leave brass shell casings in
the bottom of their aluminum dinghies, else the brass would very quickly
corrode a hole in the bottom.
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