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Re: [bolger] Enlarging Bolger Plans

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  • Harry James
    I was interested in making more chines while keeping the basic shape rather than changing any dimensions. Bruce s work with lapstrake looks like serious fun.
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 25, 2005
      I was interested in making more chines while keeping the basic shape
      rather than changing any dimensions. Bruce's work with lapstrake looks
      like serious fun. The Cartopper in particular with its curves would look
      really good as a lapstrake.

      HJ

      catboat15@... wrote:

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      >In a message dated 6/25/2005 8:20:16 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
      >bolger@yahoogroups.com writes:
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      >Second; How hard would it be to take other designs and do the same? I am
      >thinking that a Gypsy with a few more panels would make a really great
      >looking lapstrake boat. Cartopper even more so, but you could shave
      >20-30 lbs on a Gypsy add 10 square feet of sail and have a serious screamer
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      >If I were to add length to either Gypsy or Cartopper I would first make a
      >model as Payson has described in "The New Instant Boats" or in WB magazine. Then
      > make your adjustments and measure out the new panel shapes. Balsa wood is a
      >lot cheaper in 3 inch wide sheets than good plywood and lots less work too.
      >(Scotch tape is cheaper than glass tape and epoxy too.)
      >
      >John Meacham
      >High desert of California
      >Bolger Cartopper.
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