Re: oar ports? micro navigator.....
- Don't forget the beautiful Anhinga. SeeBolger2 files for oarport
cover design. I love the look of that boat!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dbaldnz" <oink@w...> wrote:
> Interesting Jason.
> The boats Bolger uses oar ports in are boats without
> outboards...Birdwatcher, Dovekie...
> I imagine there would be times in quiet backwaters where the oars
> would be more pleasant than a motor. I suppose you would have a
> Bolger removable seat in the middle.
> Forgive me, I'm a bit skeptical about the yuloh, but wait with
> interest to hear how they pan out.
> I don't know how Bolger waterproofs the oar ports as you mention,
> you would not want to leave the oars permanently in the ports,
> laid back I wouldn't think. This may complicate waterproofing (if
> have to withdraw the oars inside the boat, because you would not
> able to reach far enough to pull them outwards).
The ports would have
> to be oarblade width.
> I think I would put oars on the backburner until you have tried
> boat out.
> As far as my launching date goes, weather has been awful...only 1
> weekend in the last 6 when it has not been raining, a gale, or
> Lovely day now, but more rain for this weekend....bloody hell! I
> wanted to surprise my wife and have the boat in the water before
> wife gets home on 7th July.
> --- In email@example.com, "Jason Stancil" <jasonstancil@h...>
> > Bruce, Don (or anyone else).
> > Having got your navigators essentially done. Do you think it is
> > possible to install some oar ports somewhere (aft of side scarf)
> > as to be able to row from a secure dry location. Putting holes
> > the side of the boat seems like a bad idea but i believe bolger
> > drawn these before so they can be sealed up tight. I don't have
> > house built yet so i'm having a hard time picturing it.
> > The yuloh is nice but that is for fair weather use only as it
> > requires the hatch open and drop boards out. The out board is
> > underpowered (2hp) but it's all i've got. I row for work and
> > moved many a loaded rafts as heavy as a micro. There is just no
> > to do it without oar ports.
> > Thanks,
> > Jason