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Re: [bolger] Re: Help! Need Birdwatcher advice

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  • Wesley Cox
    visions of mast boots dancing through your head? You have the boat bug bad. Good for you.
    Message 1 of 7 , Dec 24, 2005
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      visions of mast boots dancing through your head? You have the boat bug
      bad. Good for you.

      Eric OHiggins wrote:

      >Thanks to all who responded to this plea, and I am
      >writing to Mr. Bolger hisownself about what I'm
      >planning and I'll include something that Doug's
      >response has suggested.
      >I awake in the night with visions of mast boots
      >dancing through my head -- which beats the heck out of
      >visions of sugarplums, I've got to tell you -- even if
      >it is Christmas Eve. Doug, there's lots of room UNDER
      >the coaming on Birdwatcher, so why not a clamp-on
      >mastboot extending over to the offcentreboard case to
      >drain the rain and spray off into the case instead of
      >letting it ran right down to the maststep? I can't
      >for the life of me think why that wouldn't work a
      >treat.
      >Waddoyathink?
      >Eric O'Higgins
      >ps. I'm going to google Michelak + Cormorant to see
      >if I can find something on his modded partners.---
      >oarmandt <oarman89@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      >>I have a BW 1. I used the Michelak modification at
      >>the partners.
      >>That is, vertical rods in the partners either side
      >>of the mast and
      >>lashing to hold the mast in, very simple. The mast
      >>in BW 1 is in-line
      >>with the centerboard case. This is fine in fair
      >>weather. If you want
      >>to cover the slot for protection from the rain, you
      >>will want the BW 2
      >>mast set-up with the mast outside the coaming. It
      >>is tough to rig a
      >>slot cover around the mast when it is inside the
      >>coaming.
      >>
      >>Doug
      >>
      >>--- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "chaemeocyparis"
      >><chaemeocyparis@y...>
      >>wrote:
      >>
      >>
      >>> I'm about to commit myself on the question of
      >>>
      >>>
      >>mast position in my
      >>Birdwatcher II and would
      >>
      >>
      >>>like to put the mast step in line with the end of
      >>>
      >>>
      >>the offcentreboard
      >>
      >>
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