AS-29's current form
- For some reason i can't stop drooling over the AS-29.
Even though i have no time money or space to build and cruise one.
I know it has undergone some changes over the years since it's
inception and write up in BWAOM......new fore foot & some type of
steel shoe. I've seen what Bolger has OK'ed on the AS-39 Le Cabotan
(spelling?...sorry) and wonder the current state of the AS-29. Where
does bolger now stand on the seaworthy factor?....coastal cruiser or
has it reach the point of offshore stability and sea keeping. There
are quite a few of these monster out there, mostly australia it
seems, but they all stay real close to shore.
Also how do you attach a steel shoe with out letting water seep into
the ply bottom? Dump truck load of 5200 followed by 18 coats of
Anyone that has built one how "intricate" are they?
- --- In email@example.com, "Jeff" <boatbuilding@g...> wrote:
> I like working with steel but it's noisy and you have to have niceneighbors if you do it more than once every couple years! LOL
Great point Jeff and one worth seriously exploring by anyone
contemplating a steel boat.My boat yard neighbour,who is building a
Roberts 40, regularly makes so much noise, either hammering or
grinding his welds, that I can hardly hear myself think(not that
there is all that much going on up in my attic)but it is I who must
wear ear plugs! Too bad there was not a way to build it so that it
could be tuned,like a steel drum,all fired up for some Calypso
music :-)Fortunately,he mostly works on Fridays and Saturdays but he
tells me he has a few weeks vacation coming up in the middle of
About the only way a person could pull off this sort of ear-drum
shattering racket in their"backyard" would be if they lived in an
area zoned for industrial...heavy industry...manufacturing. I cannot
imagine a regular neighbourhood ever putting up with it for very
long.At least not as long as it takes a part-timer to build a
Peter Lenihan,not yet deaf but a little crazy nontheless,from along
the shores of the St.Lawrence........