Black Skimmer again
I am not a regular poster here. I did a search on the black skimmer
and saw that a recent thread never really ended in conclusion. Did
anyone ever find out what the BS plans cost from FB&F? My thoughts
are to consider the ones from Payson as study plans.
I probably will meet a lot of opposition to this statement, but I
think that the BS is one of few Bolgers designs that is pretty. I
think most of his designs are an aquired taste. I also like the
Chebacco's. The 25 looks like a really nice boat. How do you think
they would compare (chebacco and black skimmer)?
Anyway I have not seem much info or pictures on the net for the BS.
Yes I have seen the Bolger boats on the net site and the one that is
available in florida as a charter boat. But no really good pictures
of interior or layout.
Your help would be appreciated.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Will Samson" <willsamson@y...> wrote:
>There was one built somewhere in California but I never saw the
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: pvanderwaart
> Or maybe a Whalewatcher? Have any of those ever been launched?
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
finished product. I have always been attracted to the design as it
has a lot of interior space to sleep four adults. Imagined myself
using it on the big rivers and canal systems.
I think the major drawbacks are first the huge leeboards, that
develop lee helm when partially raised. This was improved in the
double pivoting boards in the WJS. Whalewatcher uses a bow
daggerboard which is a sort of "make do" complication. Secondly, it
will probably pound a lot, especially when motoring which one would
need to be able to do in rivers and canals. I wonder how it would
work with a box cutwater like Super Brick and a off-center board like
My first choice now would be BWll(Birdwatcher II) for a couple and
WJS (William Jochems Schooner.) for four people. Either choice is far
more somplicated than Whalewatcher but would give better all around
performance I would guess.
Birdwatcher is PCB's favorite all-time design which is really saying