Re: [bolger] Maximo's Auxiliary
- Hola, Maximo, and thanks for the information. I have
a 30' troller-type boat and I am considering the boats
you mention and others for tenders, but as with your
auxiliary it has to fit a rather odd space. I have
thought of break-down boats, but not tailoring the
shape the way you have done--you are an inspiration.
Merry Christmas. Sam
--- Máximo <grupos@...> wrote:
> Hello Sam! How are you?__________________________________________________
> That ugly shape is because (what we call here) the
> baby-stay of the
> sailboat. The most funny thing is that after I
> finish it, a few people tell
> me "you don't need the baby-stay in this sailboat,
> only if you run races"
> (wich I don't) ... :)
> The name is, for legal matters, the same as the
> sailboat: "Forajido", outlaw
> or "who runs from the law" :)
> It's build in the most cheap way, with lots of
> materials left over from
> Gypsy and Diablo. It was almost a "dismissable"
> It was the first and the LAST boat I build from a
> design of mine. Very
> difficult and with uncertain results. I admire even
> more Bolger and other
> designers after this.
> The construction was ala "stitch and glue" way, with
> 6 mm plywood, 220 gr/m2
> roving all over the inside and outside, with few
> more in the joints,
> polyester resin. In the stern you have 2 closed
> spaces of 240 liters. On the
> bow you have an open locker (I wish it was also
> The experiment was to build the biggest posible
> boat, that enters in the
> foredeck of the 25 foot sailboat, 1981 GRP local
> design 'Alpha 25'. It was
> intended to be used in calm and protected waters,
> inside port, for short
> distance as an auxiliary boat.
> I tested with two big people, with oars, and with a
> 5 HP Tohatsu, and a 3.3
> HP Mercury, both from a friend of mine. The better
> was with the 5 HP in low
> RPM. With oars it was fine, but with tide or
> headwind, God help you...
> On the other side, it is very stable, wich is very
> helpful to pass from the
> sailboat to the boat and viceversa, both moving in
> The bad things are: it is a little heavy, and the
> freeboard is too high. But
> in general I am happy with the results of the
> Do you consider Nymph or Rubens Nymph? Máximo.
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