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Re: [bolger] Eeek!

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  • Mark Albanese
    Mathew: I have a planset that came from Phil 15 years ago of the midsize boat like that. I was full of the idea of the economy sea cruiser that Eeek s the
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 29, 2000
      Mathew:

      I have a planset that came from Phil 15 years ago of the
      midsize boat like that. I was full of the idea of the
      economy sea cruiser that Eeek's the model for already, and
      there was a picture in the fanzine part of WoodenBoat...

      Anhinga is 23' 3" x by 5' x 7". It's cousin most to Martha
      Jane, but lighter, made from 1/4" or 3/8" ply, with 3
      bulkheads, one frame and two temporary molds. The 500#
      ballast tank is under the cockpit. Their are oar ports.
      Inside is incredibly roomy, with the pot in the eyes of the
      boat and no obstructions anywhere. Thought I might get the
      hull out of 5-6 hundred pounds of stuff. The rig's a 140'
      leg 'o mutton sprit.

      Birdwatcher was proposed as an alternative.

      I think there was only one Anhinga built. That configuration
      may have given way to the more usual stern of Martha Jane in
      it's size, Loose Moose II in the larger, and the MAIB Peero from
      http://www.friend.ly.net/user-homepages/d/dadadata/boats.html
      as the evolution of Eeek. There's a picture of one of these
      floating around as a trimaran...

      The prototype Eeek was also used with water ballast. In his
      letter to me the designer said, "The Eeek canoe is not much
      of a boat, but its behavior suggested that a bigger version
      would be respectable."

      Mark



      Matthew Long wrote:
      >
      > Well, I am inordinately proud of myself since, despite the chaos of
      > an
      > upcoming family move overseas, I managed to complete my collection of
      > Bolger books with a recent score on Advanced Book Exchange <http://
      > abebooks.com>.
      >
      > I keep coming back to the sailing canoe Eeek! from 30-ODD BOATS and I
      > am wondering if anyone can answer these questions:
      >
      > 1) Does anyone out there have any first-hand experience with this
      > design that they could share?
      >
      > 2) Could the boat be sailed by two peope for brief jaunts in calm
      > conditions, with or without ballast?
      >
      > 3) Did anything ever come of the no-rocker-aft double-ended sharpie
      > of
      > which Eeek! was a scale model?
      >
      > Thanks in advance,
      >
      > Matthew
      >
      > PS--Our Brick "Tetard" has been sold <sniff!> to another member of
      > the
      > list, Lincoln Ross. He promised me some feedback in this group
      > about
      > sailing the boat in the near future. Stay tuned!
      >
      > Matthew, Agn├Ęs & Fletcher Peillet-Long
      > Jamaica Plain, MA USA
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    • StepHydro@aol.com
      Mark, I, too, bought Anhinga plans, thinking she was a cheapie Dugong, which I ve always admired (anyone know what has become of her???) I had extensive
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 30, 2000
        Mark,

        I, too, bought Anhinga plans, thinking she was a "cheapie" Dugong, which I've
        always admired (anyone know what has become of her???)

        I had extensive correspondence with the builder you mention, and he felt the
        boat was flawed in some ways that were significant...sailing balance,
        stability, that sort of thing. I could probably find that file with some
        diligence on my part.

        Cheers/Step

        In a message dated 06/30/2000 2:<BR24:<BR14 AM
        Eastern Daylight , marka@... writes:> I have a planset that came
        from Phil 15 years ago of the
        > midsize boat like that. I was full of the idea of the
        > economy sea cruiser that Eeek's the model for already, and
        > there was a picture in the fanzine part of WoodenBoat...
        >
        > Anhinga is 23' 3" x by 5' x 7". It's cousin most to Martha
        > Jane, but lighter,
        >
        > I think there was only one Anhinga built.
      • Mark Albanese
        Step, Fun to hear from you interested in that Sq. Boat. The famous Dugong was sailed away to Tropic Paradise throughout the Caribbean. I believe the flaw to
        Message 3 of 4 , Jul 1, 2000
          Step,

          Fun to hear from you interested in that Sq. Boat. The famous
          Dugong was sailed away to Tropic Paradise throughout the Caribbean.

          I believe the flaw to Anhinga from Bolger's point of view
          was that RM had changed it to a yawl. At worst, in need of
          more positive bouancy. Unlikely to be bottom up unless the
          aft compartment flooded in some way. "Would like to see one
          built as designed."

          Still at 17' for shop space, I've wondered if the main
          bulkhead could be doubled in order to build the boat in two.

          Mark





          StepHydro@... wrote:
          >
          > Mark,
          >
          > I, too, bought Anhinga plans, thinking she was a "cheapie" Dugong, which I've
          > always admired (anyone know what has become of her???)
          >
          > I had extensive correspondence with the builder you mention, and he felt the
          > boat was flawed in some ways that were significant...sailing balance,
          > stability, that sort of thing. I could probably find that file with some
          > diligence on my part.
          >
          > Cheers/Step
          >
          > In a message dated 06/30/2000 2:<BR24:<BR14 AM
          > Eastern Daylight , marka@... writes:> I have a planset that came
          > from Phil 15 years ago of the
          > > midsize boat like that. I was full of the idea of the
          > > economy sea cruiser that Eeek's the model for already, and
          > > there was a picture in the fanzine part of WoodenBoat...
          > >
          > > Anhinga is 23' 3" x by 5' x 7". It's cousin most to Martha
          > > Jane, but lighter,
          > >
          > > I think there was only one Anhinga built.
          >
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          > - stay on topic
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          > - add your comments at the TOP and SIGN your posts
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        • C. O'Donnell
          ... I suppose two people could ride in a Peero if the wind was light and they weren t particularly large people and were well-coordinated. With one it s a
          Message 4 of 4 , Jul 6, 2000
            > 1) Does anyone out there have any first-hand experience with this
            > design that they could share?
            >
            > 2) Could the boat be sailed by two peope for brief jaunts in calm
            > conditions, with or without ballast?

            I suppose two people could ride in a Peero if the wind was light and
            they weren't particularly large people and were well-coordinated. With
            one it's a sporty little boat.

            On Tuesday John Harris and I went about 3.5 nautical miles over and 3.5
            back on a beat and then a reach across the Chester River. Wind was
            probably 7mph with occasional little blops of 10mph.

            John's Peero - rigged with a gaff sail - outpoints the balanced lug on
            the lug's "bad tack" but the overall speed of the two boats was pretty
            much equivalent, we got to the same place within about 30 secs of one
            another, John was perhaps a quarter mile to windward after 3+ nautical
            mi.

            On the reach back the balanced lug beat the gaffer by just a little.
            The lug has a little more sail area but not significantly more. The
            fact that duffer (moi) could outsail dinghy racer tweak (John) on the
            trip back speaks well for the lug.

            Both sails are available from Sailrite.
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