Re: [bolger] Re: running inlets .....
What part of GA are you in?? I live on St. Simons Island.
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Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 7:08 PM
Subject: [bolger] Re: running inlets (was Tennessee and Idaho)
I cannot imagine running any inlet on the Oregon coast - and particularly the Columbia bar - in any Bolger sharpie. 'Westcoast' improvements would not be enough.
Not to disregard the qualities of Bolger designs, the unique hull designs of the pacific northwest coast were developed specifically for conditions for which sharpies were never intended. Breaking waves are a case in point. It is a rare occasion when there are no breakers in these inlets.
30 years ago it was common to see 20ft charter dories with 12hp Johnsons going out of Garibaldi. The motors are bigger these days but the hulls haven't changed much.
Here in Georgia it is rare to see any boat with more than 18 inches of freeboard. I've even seen jonboats going out of the marinas on the gulfcoast. Six foot seas are a frightening thing here. That would be a calm day on the Columbia bar.
Darnit!! Y'all got me missing the smell of sawmills, dungeness crab and smoked chinook. Oh well, once every September.
> On the West coast, the Coast Guard will
> frequently close the entrances and just
> make you wait.
> When I asked PB&F to recommend a boat
> for 'crossing the Columbia bar', they/she
> suggested I commission them to upgraded Dakota,
> with an inboard Deutz Diesel, Sonic outdrive,
> and other unmentioned 'Westcoast' improvements.
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