[bolger] Re: AS-29
I have to agree with your plan. As much as I like Bolger boats, for what
you are contemplating, I think the Triton fine. It is also do-able sooner.
You will have to bring both boats up to off-shore standards, at least with
the Triton, you'll start farther down the timeline...
Paul W. Esterle
Capt'n Pauley Video Productions
S/V Bryn Awel, Columbia 10.7
Bristol, Tenn. USA
----- Original Message -----
From: david <galvind@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2000 3:30 PM
Subject: [bolger] AS-29
> I guess I am to conclude from the comments I have gathered in my search
> that people who know and presumably love the AS-29 (Tim Fatchen, et al),
> as well as Bolger himself, do not regard her as an ocean capable vessel.
> It is confusing. The LMII is certainly capable, and is of the same basic
> design and scantlings, only lengthened. Tim's comment (on his web site)
> that the thought of rounding Cape Horn in an AS-29 is not appealing is
> certainly correct. However, I have seen the ship and the movie, and I
> regard the thought of rounding the Horn in the Peking equally
> nauseating. Oh, well, I guess I'll have to go back to my original plan
> of buying a sound Pearson Triton and using that for my circumnavig--er,
> I mean, Caribbean trip. It will be cheaper to buy and will hopefully
> have some resale value when I'm done. Does anyone have any comments?
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- These boats tend to come out at about design weight, I think 7300# as Rod said. Mine was on her lines when I first rebuilt her. No longer, though, when she's full of cruising stuff. I'd recommend allowing for 8500# plus the weight of the trailer. I used to have a modified 10,500#-capacity flatbed, three-axle trailer, which was overkill.
Depending on the cost of the axles, consider having the trailer refitted for three axles; then you'll be fine with the 3500# axles, and your tire life will be a lot better. Welding for these kinds of jobs is routine and isn't expensive.
--- In email@example.com, "George" <gbroadlick@...> wrote:
> I bought a trailer I think will work for my AS-29. The trailer has moble home axles with brakes rusted beyond repair. I want to install new axles but do not know what the boat weighs. I believe i have seen everything from 6,000 to 8,300. To sail her she feels much lighter than that. If she weighed 5,000 empty then I could get away with 3,500# axles if 8,300 then I need 5,000# axles. There is a significant difference in price. Any thoughts?