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[bolger] Re: My Bolger boats

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  • GHC
    Hi Dave, Sounds like you ve been knocking around this stuff for a long. You ve got a lot of good information on your page, including your controversial ;-}
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 19, 1999
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      Hi Dave,

      Sounds like you've been knocking around this stuff for a long.

      You've got a lot of good information on your page, including your
      "controversial" ;-} theory of ethylene glycol for rot. Good stuff.

      What are you building or sailing now?

      Gregg Carlson

      At 08:38 AM 7/19/99 -0700, you wrote:
      >I first built FEATHERWIND in 1979, but fitted it with a lateen
      >SUNFISH-type rig that Phil said was better than the designed rig.
      >Then I built an OTTER II. That was a good boat, though Phil badmouthed
      >it because a couple of the protype builders sank theirs. Too heavy and
      >difficult to rig for easy trailing. The lines are identical to
      >Next was a TORTOISE-a most satisfactory dinghy. Unlike 8' prams you
      >can reboard this from the water.
      >Then ZEPHYR. It was too quick for my advancing years.
      >I built the GLOUCESTER GULL without a building jig, as Jim Michalak had
      >years before. I eliminated the midships frame by using a stiff gunwale
      >as Phil did on WINDSPRINT. The boat weighed 70#. I was terribly
      >disappointed in it because it blew all over the water. I think it was
      >too light, but Phil said you couldn't make it too light.
      >I simplified FEATHERWIND's construction, used a Michalak single
      >pivoting leeboard and sell the plans as the $200 SAILBOAT. I pay Phil
      >a royalty to say it is his design. <http://home.att.net/~DaveCarnell>
      >Was the salesman clueless?
      >Productopia has the answers.
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