Re: Enlarged Gypsy
- Robert, would you mind posting your photos from here,
to one of the Bolger group files sections? As is, the thumb photo of
your enlarged Gypsy on starboard tack when viewed expanded sadly has
most of the hull cropped. I believe photos uploaded to a files section
may show more construction detail as well.
I woke this morning with a nagging thought that I had seen this boat
before, or something similar. Then it came to me: take a look at
Tasmanian Murray Isles' "adventure cruising" dinghy designs.
Particularly "Kintail 11" here,
seems to me very like the lines of your boat. Does it approach your
conception of a more heaviiy constructed 'Enlarged Gypsy'
beachcruiser? Your boat obviously sailed well, how did it row?
IIRC a couple of years ago "Cruising Helmsman" magazine had a good
colour spread and story of the Fijian "Kintail 11" that cruised the
open ocean, inter-island. Very impressive. Quick and seaworthy, as
I think the closest PCB&F have would be an open "Chebaccco" though I
think they have been asked for various 'Gypsy' derived designs over
the years, eg: decking, doubling.
My guess is PCB would also appreciate receiving your 'Enlarged Gypsy'
pictures and story. [I've lately been reading BWAOM (and found its
immpossible to do so systematically) and find, here and there, hints
or encouragements to diverge from the plans, eg: lines and offset
tables given so other than the designed assembly methods may be used;
the sense throughout that its an adventure in boat design that you are
asked to participate in; Payson is aknowledged by PCB as a close
longtime friend, sells Bolger plans as drawn, yet in his writing on
PCB's design often differs. Mind you I've read PCB&F naturally take no
consequential responsibility for diversions from plan, there were some
acerbic criticisms posted here early on.]
--- In email@example.com, "graeme19121984" <graeme19121984@y...>
> Nice one Robert. She seems to get along well with the lug rig.
> I look forward to hearing of your intended beachcruiser version.
> Happy building