- I've drawn, lofted and started to build a sponson sharpie/canoe that
is similar to Bolger's Gloucester Yawl. I've downloaded a drawing
in the Bolger2 site under "Files" in the Gloucester Yawl section
I'll download construction pics later. I've stitched together the
hull and will start glassing this week.
The boat is two sheets of ply long. The main hull has a beam of
24" - 36" at the sponsons. For the main hull, I extended the length
of Bolger's Peero to 15'9". The hull is 14" deep at the greatest
beam. I'm making it out of 5mm ply, stitch and glue. I will cover
the bottom of the hull on the outside with 6 ox. glass. I may add a
1x2 white oak shoe/keel to stiffen the bottom and help with
tracking. There is a watertight bulkhead behind the cockpit and a
hatch is planned for the aft deck. I'll put foam uder the forward
deck for flotation. I hope to achieve a main hull with less wetted
surface that is easier to paddle than the more traditional canoes
that I've made. I also want to be able to sail and so needed the
I plan to sail it with a balanced lug rig that I use on a sailing
canoe. I'll paddle with a single blade paddle. I plan to use a
leeboard on a removable thwart and a kick up rudder.
My question is, what, if anything, do I owe to Mr. Bolger. I've
ripped off not one, but two of his designs - the Gloucester Yawl for
the general concept and the Peero for the main hull. On the one
hand, I've bought the book, Small Boats, where the Gloucester Yawl
plans are available. On the other hand, I feel I owe him
something. Craig O'Donnel suggests that one send Mr. Bolger a fee
if one uses the Peero plans which he makes available on his Cheap
Pages. What do you suggest?
- --- Andy Farquhar <pongo19050@...> wrote:
> I've drawn, lofted and startedWhere is the waterline under normal
> to build a sponson
> sharpie/canoe that
loading? Does it use a double
Will it have fixed ballast when
> My question is, what,Asking him might be the best,
> if anything, do I owe to Mr.
but I suspect that he 'borrows'
ideas from all the boat designs
[and learns lessons from the
failures] which have preceded
him, and those that follow
will do the same of him.
- --- In email@example.com, Bruce Hallman <bruce@h...> wrote:
>The waterline is at about 5" when fully loaded, well below the
> Where is the waterline under normal
> loading? Does it use a double
sponsons. I use a single paddle because of a bad rotator cuff.
>No ballast except for me on the sponsons.
> Will it have fixed ballast when
>On the other hand, I feel I owe himI'd send him the Peero "shareware fee" he requests and a nice letter, and
>something. Craig O'Donnel suggests that one send Mr. Bolger a fee
>if one uses the Peero plans which he makes available on his Cheap
>Pages. What do you suggest?
make sure you send photos of the results. I doubt he cares about the
"inspired by" issue.
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