Re: [bolger] Bantam displaces Albin 25
- hey John et al:
I'm sold (almost!).
I've cruised through the foto files and failed to see any clearly labeled
"Bantam" but would love to find some pictures of it. I found a couple
pictures here and there, but nothing real definitive.
I'm going to take you (John) up on your offer of a boat-visit as soon as I
can and come take a hard look at the Fort Pierce Bantam, though it's likely
to be at least after Christmas before I can actually get loose ...
I have a Tanzer 16 which is great in shallow water but not a cruiser, and a
23' Venture of Newport (docked in Melbourne Fla) which is a decent little
cruiser, but ... well ...
First - Can someone direct me to some fotos of a Bantam in action? I have
the world's slowest dialup, so I don't do as good a job at finding online
stuff as I could otherwise.
Second - I searched through the last year's messages and see quite a few
posts about the Bantam, but I didn't see much reference to its construction
other than a mention that it's not the easiest boat to build.
What are others' experiences with building/sailing this boat?
If this stuff is readily available on the group somewhere and I just failed
to find it, please accept my apologies - but please let me know where to
look or send a link - THANKS!!!
I'm awfully close to being ready to start on a boat-building project and
have been reading this group for a few months (along with the messages on a
couple other groups) and I think the Bantam might be just the ticket. John
sure made it sound wonderful ...
chip in central florida (near Lake Wales)
----- Original Message -----
Subject: [bolger] Digest Number 2738
> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 17:11:43 -0000
> From: "captjbturtle" <captjbturtle@...>
> Subject: Bantam displaces Albin 25
> Since completing Bantam, now drawn out to 26 feet, my Albin 25 is
> not needed in these Florida waters in which i cruise. <SNIP> build
> Bantam, you'll love
> her, great plans from Bolger and all light work. <SNIP> you want Bantam