- Hello all,
some questions about the Bee
- what is the weight of the Bee?
- weight of the stretched version?
And what is the carryingcapacity of both models?
- Hi Sipke,
According to Bolger, the prototype Bee as built by David Montgomery
weighed 75 pounds. It is 7'3" X 3'11" carries two and calls for a 6hp
motor. It requires no splicing of panels.
Can't recall what size it was stretched to by a homebuilder. Seems to
me it was about 10 feet long and could take three. It was heavier as
the plywood used was thicker. Maybe 125 pounds?
Bolger could perhaps advise on the larger one. I think it also
required extra bracing as well, to prevent oil-canning of the bottom.
--- In email@example.com, "littlepeaces2002" <littlepeaces@c...>
> Hello all,
> some questions about the Bee
> - what is the weight of the Bee?
> - weight of the stretched version?
> And what is the carryingcapacity of both models?
> Kind regards
> some questions about the BeeI plugged the lines of the Bolger Bee into
> And what is the carrying capacity?
the Hulls program and see that the
stationary displacement is marginal.
When she is up on plane, that's a different story.
Assuming the weight of boat, motor, gas can and
driver to be 350 lbs you only have a few inches of
I also recall reading that Bolger has suggested
increasing the freeboard some, for reserve.
In short, I think Bee would be a crazy fun runabout,
but a lousy dingy or tender.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bruce Hallman <bruce@h...> wrote:
> > some questions about the BeeThere are some little old burry photos here, one showing Phil in
> > And what is the carrying capacity?
> > Sipke
> I plugged the lines of the Bolger Bee into
> the Hulls program and see that the
> stationary displacement is marginal.
- Also, here is a scan of the old [defunct] Common Sense Design
catalogue selling Bolger Bee plans.
Can anybody recall if Bolger has ever published an article about
Bee in a magazine or book?
This is also pertinent to the thread asking about the
cutwater of Fastbrick.
> There are some little old burry photos here, one showing Phil inAnd a Super Bee. Did Bolger do the Super Bee, or was the scale up
done by the builder?
Some day someone will get Bolger's stuff organized and properly
marketed. My guess is I could make a nice living marketing their
(PB&F) stuff, and still pay whatever they are making now from his
genius and hardwork.