Re: Chebacco 25
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Joe Nelson" <joe_nelson22@h...> wrote:
> Seems like all the Bolger boats I like have scant information
> The Chebacco 25 seems like it would be a really nice boat.
I have always loved this design. It would be possible to strip build
it as well, although the lapstrake would look beautiful and as
designed it would be quite fast. Also it will planes with a 15 hp
motor. Did you know that the Chebaccos are also available in an
offshore capable version with a pilothouse?
Another nice boat is the Seabird and it too is available with a
pilothouse almost the same as the Chebacco and a couple of different
rigs I believe.
I'm not convinced I want to spend that much time and effort on
building a boat that only has pipe berths. Therefore my final choice
was the Long Micro, as a part-time live aboard. It is shorter than
either, easier to build and trailer, and has a lot more interior room
than any other boat in that size range. Especially with the Navigator
mods. Also I can use the same motor and trailer I have now for my
But I am not concerned about so called "aesthetics" and have no
qualms in firing up the engine if I want to get somewhere.
The Micro I have now, draws more positive comments than I had ever
expected. Mostly, small boat sailors are amazed at the space it has
- The spars didn't seem to have the elegance of the lining of the strakes. Maybe it was the foreshortening in the photos. I'll have to check out
Oughtred' s clinker boatbuilding book. I've immersed myself into John Gardner's books lately. Good job. Good luck on the centerboard.Michael Childs
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