Re: [bolger] Re: Buy a Lotto Ticket
>And if that same volunteer was to put together an MAIB index for the
> If somebody can come up with an issue number I can see if it is in my
last five years of issues <smile>!
- --- "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
>Probably being ignorant ....
> And if that same volunteer was to put together an MAIB index for the
> last five years of issues <smile>!
What about that one?
- Need from 2000 on.
Stefan Probst wrote:
> --- "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
>> And if that same volunteer was to put together an MAIB index for the
>> last five years of issues <smile>!
> Probably being ignorant ....
> What about that one?
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- If somebody can come up with an issue number I can see if it is in my
> There was a lengthy article in MAIB a couple of years ago concerning
> this boat. In it, PCB&F told a tale of woe regarding their
> relationships with the original owner of the boat and the builder. The
> boat was not built to plan, and then subsequently modified without the
> designer's input after the owner was dissatisfied with it's
> performance. Bolger states that the boat is it now exists is no longer
> his design.
> The changes included ditching the as designed unstayed dipping lug rig
> to the very expensive in-mast furling ketch rig you now see. Also, the
> boat originally was built with a transom and not the counter stern she
> now sports.
> There was something funny about the boat's construction as well. If I
> recall correctly, she has a plywood box keel and carvel planked
> topsides. She was originally built with copper sheathing. Bolger had
> specified that the plywood was to have some kind of stringers let into
> its otherwise totally glass-encapsulated surface to accept the copper
> nails. Builder Story apparently ingored this detail and nailed the
> copper through the fiberglass sheathing, which PCB&F did not approve
> of for obvious reasons.
> The project started out with a budget of ~$300,000 which ballooned to
> an estimated ~$900,000 by the time the owner tired pulled the plug.
> Bolger implied that he and owner were no longer on speaking terms and
> the building of this boat poisoned the well of his and Brad Story's
> friendship. IIRC, this was Story's last boat before closing his yard.
> This boat has been on the market for a couple of years now with no
> takers, even at a lower advertised price than it is now listed.
> I've got that MAIB issue in a box somewhere. If I get time I'll see if
> I can find it and scan it if people are interested.