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RE: [bolger] Re: Tennessee Plans:

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  • Chester Young
    The trip included trailering to Chokoloskee for the put in and camping with friends who did not sleep on their boat but at the New Turkey Key designated
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 18, 2009
      The trip included trailering to Chokoloskee for the put in and camping with friends who did not sleep on their boat but at the New Turkey Key designated campsite within the National Park. I anchored Esther Mae off shore of the lee side of the island and paddled back and forth in my canoe. The 4' tide range, stump strewn and rather steeply sloped shoreline made grounding out with low tide impractical. Zero to no bugs so evenings spent around the fire were extremely pleasant. I will try to write up something to post with a bit more detail and couple of photos. A good time was had by all. I highly recommend visiting the park via boat.



      Caloosarat



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      From: bolger@yahoogroups.com [mailto:bolger@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bob Slimak
      Sent: Friday, March 13, 2009 5:01 PM
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [bolger] Re: Tennessee Plans:



      Hi Chester!
      I've been wondering how your remake of Esther Mae was coming along, so please do post pics on your return (when you will read this, since you are gone by now). It's not clear, but was this a road trip or a boat trip to the Everglades?
      I didn't make it down with my boat this year as I had a tenant leave in January. By the time I got things cleaned up and paint and rented out is was the end of February and I figured it was too late to go through the expense of hauling it down. Instead, I'm sitting in Merida, Mexico as I write this, getting out of the last of Northern Minnesota winter.
      Bob
      PS -Did you ever get Esther Mae up to the St. Johns?

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com> , "Chester Young" <chester@...> wrote:
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      > I have pics of the interior reconfiguration I am doing with Esther Mae, need to post them. Part of the work includes some new frame work in the cabin. Have only taken one test ride but results were good regarding elimination of the oil canning. Until all the prior furniture was removed I never noticed the extent since it was mostly covered, It really jumped up and down under there. EstherMae has two layers of 3/8" for total ¾", not ½". Additional advantage of 1" would be hull penetration should you decide to use the boat to locate submerged piles. If your spouse is like mine she will get real picky about things when you are sitting with a piling sticking up in the cabin while water pours in.
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      > I am on my way out the door to complete packing for a four day trip to Everglades with some friends. I will let you know how the bugs are. I have camped up and down the cost a bit in the last 35 years and the only way to know about the bugs is to get out there and see. They can be light or heavy at anytime of year dependent upon temp, rain, tide and wind.
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      > From: bolger@yahoogroups.com <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:bolger@yahoogroups.com <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of my48cj2a
      > Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 4:01 PM
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      > Not this April.Next:)
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      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com> , "my48cj2a" <my48cj2a@> wrote:
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      > > Mr Bolger has gotten a hold of me and my project will soon be on its way. I am a person who means one thing but sometimes it comes out wrong or sounding to stern.I have got to work on that more.I have bought BWOM and have seen what Mr Bolger is about pretty much.What a great person. Just reading some of his stories about his designs like the Slicer(The next build)have motivated me even more.There will be many pictures and video of the build.
      > > Thanks for all the input you and the others have given me.I believe I was suggested to make the bottom 1 inch instead of 1/2 to stop oil canning.Also make the keel a little deeper as in 2x4 instead of 2x2 .I had a chance to see the Bantam Houseboat Pelican about a month ago.What a nice boat. It just glides along with little or no wake.I had a chance to board her and she was very stable.A fine piece of work.I can only hope to meet up with them again soon one day.In my new Phil Bolger Tennessee Sharpie.Maybe I will get lucky and get to see the Sneakeasy he has.I am already planning a trip to Flamingo when it is finished.After mid April The prices drop and the place is empty of people.It would be a great place to have a wooden boat get together at that time of year.No skeeters and lots of room.
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