Re: [bolger] Re: quotes for Mircro Lovers
- Hi Peter,
Ah, the dreams of yesterday. I went to PCB with a rough sketch of the boat that I had been sketching
again and and again for many years. That cartoon was the result. It all happened before I got broke
and took up life on social security so nothing was ever built and won't be now.
At the time I wanted to go North and explore the Labrador shores of your river. I seem to remember
what appeared from the air as fairly long fjord like inlets which appeared intriguing, and still do.
I already knew that if I were ever to go I would have to go alone so she's really designed with that
reality in mind, one or at most two people as crew.
Throttled way back she'd run at hull speed or a little less for a very long way. Phil also built in
the speed capability to get out of fierce weather's way (and to retain at least some resaleability).
The intention was to build her economically out of plywood. Her shape allows that. But I don't think
that she'd be an easy boat for a beginning amateur to build. You could, of course, I've seen your
work, and there are some other guys on the list who are the equal of most any professionals in the
boat building business.
No Peter, there are no photos of her building. Sorry about that.
Peter Lenihan wrote:
> --- In bolger@y..., "pvanderwaart" <pvanderw@o...> wrote:
> > about a full-cruise version of the MS 30 motor sailer? Pictures in
> > the files at Bolger 2.
> > Peter Vanderwaart
> Since posting this,I've been scooting around the various file
> folders searching for a similar design that I recall coming across
> awhile ago.
> Finally found it here:
> This boat looks like it would also fill many a wish lists for a
> no-nonsense type coastal (light) cruiser able to ride though some
> nasty chop.The aft cabin looks really cozy while the foreward state-
> room ought to be relatively quite with that slick entry!
> Perhaps,Jim Pope might even chime in with the necessary
> background info relating to the genesis of this design proposal and
> (wish of wishes,dream of dreams) progress photos ta boot!!!
> Peter Lenihan,wishing he had hundreds of years and buckets of cash to
> build all the designs he ever loved,from all the snowy shores of the
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- --- In bolger@y..., "Nels" <arvent@h...> wrote:
> >It would seem that PCB&F have begun to lean more towards the "boxa
> keel" cutwater type hull (Like Windemere and Fiji) rather than the
> Diablo hull shape. I believe they feel that it is more efficient to
> drive. It is mentioned in BWAOM when talking about Samual Clyde of
> which he says:
> "If I were designing such a boat now, I would want to fit her with
> box cutwater as is in Microtrawler et al. I'm sure she would beHi Nels,
> faster and might track better"... Nels
It is also worth noting that the larger power sharpies,with or
without the box keel,have a centerboard up forward.This is what is
helping the tracking.Bolgers retro-fit of twin skegs on the Champlain
and their presence on Windermere also illustrate that the tracking
issue was not mitigated through the box keel configuration as
originally hoped for.
Its only purpose today appears to be allowing more
volume,bellow the LWL,to help prevent pointy nosed,flat-bottomed
sharpies from digging in too deep when punching through waves of some
note along with allowing more weight in structure to be placed