Re: [bolger] Re: Amherst Galley
>a boat that is ultimately a stop-gap. ... the Amherst GalleyAs many who know me realise, I am a big believer in
quick gratification/'stop gap' boats and boating.
With shop grade plywood, and an airpowered stapler,
[and no fiberglass sheathing]...
...an Amherst Galley could be realised in a very short
order & cost and it would function just fine for a summer or two
Please refresh my memory of more precisely what
an Amherst Galley is? Scans or photos, and/or written
I recall it is a plywood boat with oversized sponsons,
but I forget the exact size, and rig type.
- Sorry about this delay, Kev. A whole lot of good reasons for this... Your inquiry ended up in the wrong hopper.
Thanks for your interest.
Yes both plans are available. 'Jochems' has been built a number of times. 'Amherst Galley' not yet, surprisingly, as she reflects a range of increasingly relevant issues between human-power, safety under sail, speed, light weight, etc.
Plans to build one boat, sent rolled in a tube, are:- #639 "William D. Jochems" on 5 sheets of 22"x34" = $300.-
- #643 "Amherst Galley" on 7 sheets of 22"x34" = $325.-
I hope that this still helps in your choice.
Susanne Altenburger, PB&F----- Original Message -----Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 4:43 AMSubject: [bolger] Amherst Galley
Hi, Just wondering if plans are available for the Amherst Galley, or the Jochems Schooner. Kev