Re: Surf launched
- Hi Loy,
thanks for sharing your Surf and construction photos. Looks real
Do you know the final weight?
Long time ago Jim Michalak suggested to the editor of Instant
Boatbuilder, Jeff Hull, he should cut down that centre frame, as JM
had done to Teal. Made a much better camper, JM said. Didn't mention
floor boards though, how are they for sleeping on? To give a dry
camp, would you still have to sponge out and lay down a tarp that
laps up the sides beneath bedding as Bolger wrote for Jinni in "The
Singlehander"? I don't get that, as the floor boards in Jinni seem
quite high (~4") off the bottom.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "loyseal1" <loyseal1@...> wrote:
> I built it to plan except that I cut the bottom of the center frame
> down to 1 1/2" and built some floor boards from SYP yellow pine. To
> make up the difference in the frame, I made the gunwales 1 1/2"
> similar to Windsprint. The floor boards add a lot of low weight and
> keep us out of the bilge. I bought the sail from Duckworks. I have
> added a picture folder to Bolger 6. I will try to add more pictures
> soon including some construction pictures.
> Loy Seal
> Ruston, LA