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Re: [bolger] Re: Buy a Lotto Ticket

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  • Bruce Hallman
    ... And if that same volunteer was to put together an MAIB index for the last five years of issues !
    Message 1 of 9 , Feb 2, 2008
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      > If somebody can come up with an issue number I can see if it is in my
      > files.
      >
      > HJ


      And if that same volunteer was to put together an MAIB index for the
      last five years of issues <smile>!
    • Stefan Probst
      ... Probably being ignorant .... What about that one? http://www.messingaboutinboats.com/archive.html Cheers, Stefan
      Message 2 of 9 , Feb 2, 2008
        --- "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
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        > 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?
        http://www.messingaboutinboats.com/archive.html

        Cheers,
        Stefan
      • Harry James
        Need from 2000 on. HJ
        Message 3 of 9 , Feb 2, 2008
          Need from 2000 on.

          HJ

          Stefan Probst wrote:
          > --- "Bruce Hallman" <bruce@...> wrote:
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          >> 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?
          > http://www.messingaboutinboats.com/archive.html
          >
          > Cheers,
          > Stefan
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        • Harry James
          If somebody can come up with an issue number I can see if it is in my files. HJ
          Message 4 of 9 , Mar 1, 2008
            If somebody can come up with an issue number I can see if it is in my
            files.

            HJ

            jmbell1 wrote:
            > 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.
            >
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