[bolger] Re: A sea of choices.
- <JB has very strong advantages. You can launch her vertically from the
edge of a cliff, lower a picnic basket by rope, dive into the water and
pull yourself on board with no risk of getting your sandwiches soggy.>
This is probibly not far from the truth. I built my first boat when I
was in high school. It was a "kit" from Folbot. A Kayot or some such
name (memory is the first thing to go)it was a 17' long plywood covered
canoe built much like JuneBug. I liked to paddle it in the streams that
often connect lakes here abouts. One day I came across a beaver dam.
Not wanting to get out and portage the beast, I opted instead to try to
jump it. I paddled like hell, unfortunatly hell wasn't enough to clear
the stern. The bow plunged and embeded itself in the muck below the dam
and stern stayed on the damn dam. I hung there for a brief moment
before fliping over and landing in the muck myself. The final tally was
one very bruised teen age ego and absolutly no damage to the boat. Not
even a creak. If JuneBug is half as tough a cliff should be no problem.
Tim (remembering past glory) Bush
"jack bearden" <beardej-@...> wrote:
> Tim, re your comment about many and varied remote lakes in your area( I think you said that)... which might not have handy boat ramps: JB
has very strong advantages. You can launch her vertically from the edge
of a cliff, lower a picnic basket by rope, dive into the water and pull
yourself on board with no risk of getting your sandwiches soggy.
> jeb in the grey zone* on the Fundy shore
> (* that long stretch between winter solstice and spring equanox)