RE: [bolger] Re: Bolger Cruising Canoe, Dugong
- They were also put off by how difficult the rig was to handle (as originally
designed). I was initially quite taken by this design, but having cruised
the same waters in various small craft, I understand their objections.
Sailing Florida Bay, a Black Skimmer made more sense, whereas the Bahamas
might call for a bit more boat. Based on their current boat, it would seem
From: dovekie107 [mailto:gunkholer@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 8:55 AM
Subject: [bolger] Re: Bolger Cruising Canoe, Dugong
When reviewing Dugong in her book "Beach Cruising and Coastal
Camping" Ida Little states that if they had it to do over again
they'd have bought a Dovekie and modified it for their purposes.
Being a Dovekie sailor I've often wondered what modifications they
might have made to make long term (several months) cruising in a
small, mostly open boat comfortable.
--- In email@example.com, johnfader <johnfader@b...> wrote:
> I had extensive conversations with Ida about the boat in the '83-
86 years. A couple of times I tried to buy Dugong, as they weren't
very pleased with the design for their use. With the simple rig, it
wasn't a great sailer, plus they were cruising in the tropics and it
was a hot boat, tightly enclosed and with poor ventilation.
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