[bolger] Re: New fellow
Did I misunderstand? Do you already have a Loose Moose II under
construction? Are you really out in the Australian desert, building
an ark, and waiting for the flood?!?
If so, please post pictures!
415 W.46th Street
New York, New York 10036
Mobile (646) 325-8325
Office (212) 247-0296
You may or not know of the
Bolger 'upgrade' to the AS39
design from about one year back.
As I recall,
1) They revised the ballast,
to be external steel plate.
2) They revised the shape of
the bow, including 'rounding'
the lines, and widening the
size of the tabernacle well
with greatly improved the
anchor handling through a clever
'A-frame' winch thingy.
3) They added a contoured
bulb to the bottom at the bow
to improve 'armor' against
collisions while at the same
time improving the splashing
noise problem while anchored.
4) Other changes I don't remember.
You could learn more by asking them.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "pvanderwaart" <pvanderw@o...> wrote:
> > At least one other LMII was built, with some deviation from thecase,
> > specs. How happy the owner was with the outcome I can't say.
> It seems to me that there was a fellow who had a LMII built by a
> professional. Once it was built, he hated it, finding the interior
> too much of a dark tunnel.
> A story like this is food for thought. I would always hesitate to
> take it literally, at least without some confirmation, because
> someone who is greatly dissatisfied is likely to overstate his
> and without investigation it's impossible to know if hisexpectations
> were reasonable in the first place. In fact, it's hard to know ifour
> own expectations are reasonable.I seem to recall something along that line too. Seems to me that
somebody had bought one and were re-selling it. One of the reasons
given was that every time he wanted to enjoy a coffee on deck - or
get a re-fill he had to climb down and back up the ladder. Things
like that. He was however quick to point out it's many advantages as
well. Just wasn't his cup of tea (or coffee) as he hadn't considered
these things before he bought it.
What you say about expectations is a very good point, as that
information gave me pause for thought about living aboard full time!
--- In email@example.com, tommol@n... wrote:
bAS39 (or is it AS38?). First time I have ever attempted a group
> discussion. What is the drill? I want to talk to someone who is bi
want to talk with a builder who may have solved some of
> my problems already.
> For example,
> Is there anyone who wants to talk about this sort of thing?
> Tom Moloney
> 3 December 2003
Here are a couple of websites with information:
You might be able to email Bob Wise if he is still in St. Thomas
Good luck, Nels
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Nels" <arvent@h...> wrote:
> Here are a couple of websites with information:mais oui, en Francais!
> You might be able to email Bob Wise if he is still in St. Thomas
> Here is the link to the one being built in Quebec -