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Re: BWAOM: Please help identify boat on cover

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  • Andrew
    Just an idea: Given Bolger s older, out of print books are hard to find there must be an argument to get them up on Google books in full. I understand the
    Message 1 of 18 , Aug 4, 2010
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      Just an idea:

      Given Bolger's older, out of print books are hard to find there must be an argument to get them up on Google books in full. I understand the copyright holder receives a payment from Google (which is better than the current situation where only second hand book dealers are making money) so I imagine Susanne and International Marine would have some benefits to consider.

      I am no expert. Does anyone know how it works? Who would need to talk to whom to get the ball rolling?

      Regards,

      Andrew

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Rob Kellock" <creditscorenz@...> wrote:
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      > This question is asked many times, because unfortunately that 1980 design appeared in a much earlier book called "Different Boats" published 1981, which even as a second hand book, is becoming very expensive (the lowest price I've seen on Amazon is USD100.00+ for a well used one)! <snip>
      > Cheers,
      >
      > Rob.
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    • graeme19121984
      ... Please share your Jesse Cooper photo collection, Rob. I ve had a quick look through the other groups and am fairly sure there s no existing File or Album
      Message 2 of 18 , Aug 5, 2010
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        > have collected a number of pictures...

        Please share your Jesse Cooper photo collection, Rob. I've had a quick look through the other groups and am fairly sure there's no existing File or Album in them, so if you'd start one here that'd be great.


        Graeme
      • Bruce Hallman
        ... I would love to see more Jessie Cooper photos too. Here is a link to some isometric studies of Jessie Cooper, plus my interpretation of the hull shape
        Message 3 of 18 , Aug 5, 2010
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          > > have collected a number of pictures...


          I would love to see more Jessie Cooper photos too.

          Here is a link to some isometric studies of Jessie Cooper, plus my
          interpretation of the hull shape modeled in 'fbm'

          http://hallman.org/bolger/JessieCooper/
        • Rob Kellock
          The results of my incessant trawling of the Internet for photos relating to the Jessie Cooper design have been posted to the photo album called Jessie Cooper.
          Message 4 of 18 , Aug 5, 2010
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            The results of my incessant trawling of the Internet for photos relating to the Jessie Cooper design have been posted to the photo album called Jessie Cooper. There are three boats shown:

            1. Chuck Merrell's Tomboy in Seattle
            2. Bob and Sheila Wise's Loose Moose in France
            3. Mark ?'s Dugong in Australia

            I'm pretty certain that the plans (I don't currently own a copy of the plans) call for a skeg to run forward from the rudder to the deepest part of the hull. Bruce, your isometrics don't show it and I know that Tomboy doesn't have it. I'm not sure whether the other two builder's included it or not. Can somebody please confirm that this skeg is part of the design.

            --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Hallman <hallman@...> wrote:
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            > > > have collected a number of pictures...
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            > I would love to see more Jessie Cooper photos too.
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            > Here is a link to some isometric studies of Jessie Cooper, plus my
            > interpretation of the hull shape modeled in 'fbm'
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            > http://hallman.org/bolger/JessieCooper/
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          • Franko
            Nope. No skeg on the plans. That was one of Chucks proposed nods. On Aug 5, 2010 7:06 PM, Rob Kellock wrote: The results of my
            Message 5 of 18 , Aug 5, 2010
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              Nope. No skeg on the plans. That was one of Chucks proposed nods.

              On Aug 5, 2010 7:06 PM, "Rob Kellock" <creditscorenz@...> wrote:

               

              The results of my incessant trawling of the Internet for photos relating to the Jessie Cooper design have been posted to the photo album called Jessie Cooper. There are three boats shown:

              1. Chuck Merrell's Tomboy in Seattle
              2. Bob and Sheila Wise's Loose Moose in France
              3. Mark ?'s Dugong in Australia

              I'm pretty certain that the plans (I don't currently own a copy of the plans) call for a skeg to run forward from the rudder to the deepest part of the hull. Bruce, your isometrics don't show it and I know that Tomboy doesn't have it. I'm not sure whether the other two builder's included it or not. Can somebody please confirm that this skeg is part of the design.



              --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Hallman <hallman@...> wrote:
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              > > > have collected a number ...

            • Rob Kellock
              Page 71 in 30 Odd Boats looks to be a facsimile of the original plans and I m certain there is the outline of a skeg there, but it doesn t appear again
              Message 6 of 18 , Aug 5, 2010
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                Page 71 in 30 Odd Boats looks to be a facsimile of the original plans and I'm certain there is the outline of a skeg there, but it doesn't appear again anywhere else in the write-up.

                I wonder whether it was supposed to have a skeg and that got missed in the issued plans?

                I notice that other traditionally shaped sharpie hulls like the Jessie Cooper, which have a nearly flat run in the forward 2/3's followed by a strongly rockered rear 1/3, include a skeg or deadwood from the transom forward to the deepest part of the hull bottom.

                --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Franko <fortsiii@...> wrote:
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                > Nope. No skeg on the plans. That was one of Chucks proposed nods.
              • graeme19121984
                Rob, I think you re seeing the boot stripe there in profile as the bottom. The dotted line below is the outline of the bottom. Thanks for posting the pics.
                Message 7 of 18 , Aug 6, 2010
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                  Rob, I think you're seeing the boot stripe there in profile as the bottom. The dotted line below is the outline of the bottom.

                  Thanks for posting the pics. Wow, you even had one of the fabled Oz boat! Leeboards? Any report on them?

                  Trad flat bottomed sharpies have a longer flat forward run than this one. The result I think is that JC will have the bow higher above the water when heeled sailing in level trim. She'll sail on her nicely complementing curves about midships more so. Immersed bow bad / equal chine curvature good ;)

                  Graeme

                  --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Rob Kellock" <creditscorenz@...> wrote:
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                  > Page 71 in 30 Odd Boats looks to be a facsimile of the original plans and I'm certain there is the outline of a skeg there, but it doesn't appear again anywhere else in the write-up.
                  >
                  > I wonder whether it was supposed to have a skeg and that got missed in the issued plans?
                  >
                  > I notice that other traditionally shaped sharpie hulls like the Jessie Cooper, which have a nearly flat run in the forward 2/3's followed by a strongly rockered rear 1/3, include a skeg or deadwood from the transom forward to the deepest part of the hull bottom.
                  >
                  > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Franko <fortsiii@> wrote:
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                  > > Nope. No skeg on the plans. That was one of Chucks proposed nods.
                  >
                • Rob Kellock
                  ... This is what Mark, Dugong s builder, had to say about the modifications he made to the design. I ve just copied it from here:
                  Message 8 of 18 , Aug 8, 2010
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                    > Thanks for posting the pics. Wow, you even had one of the fabled Oz boat! Leeboards? Any report on them?

                    This is what Mark, Dugong's builder, had to say about the modifications he made to the design. I've just copied it from here:

                    http://www.woodworkforums.com/f32/wharram-pahi-catamarans-48537/index2.html

                    "Anyways, I met someone who was building a Bolger AS29 -the builder sadly is no longer around but he did a real nice job on the AS29 and I helped him out a little and was introduced to sharpies and Bolger boats all in one go.
                    The priceless little classic book "The Good Little Ship" influenced me strongly to building a sharpie and Bolger had designed a 25' Jesse Cooper which was the answer-it had standing headroom in the galley, a spacious rear cabin and a comfortable salon and good sailing for its' size. A great coastal sailing yacht. I did get rid of the daggerboard and replaced with leeboards, which sometimes are a bit cumbersome but they work quite well.
                    I replaced the lugsail rig with a gaff and a bowsprite, Bolger said as long as I left the lines of the boat as is, modifications of a reasonable nature were OK. I raised the rear deck slightly and Dugong now also has -Dah de Dah-twin rudders! which work fantastically."

                    "Depending on conditions the "Dugong" will cruise between 4 and 6 knots. It will go faster and I have touched 7&1/2 knots and surfed across a few bars considerably faster than that. But cruising 4-6 kts on average with faire winds.
                    The leeboards do do funny things when tacking like duckwinging etc however they just tend to go CLUNK when I go about-but I acquired a new pair and they don't have the same design work on the top of them as Bolger has on the Martha Janes' leeboards and I plan to remedy this as they do do the GAAARUNCH a bit and that comes from a lot off pressure being put on the board as it goes out from the side to do its' duckwing thing."

                    This is the same boat that somebody else said was knocked down and remained on it's side. We had a bit of a discussion about the reasons for that back here beginning at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bolger/message/63542
                  • graeme19121984
                    ... Thanks for the link. So at that time, Rob, Mark had sailed his Jessie Cooper for 10 years. And he d done some extensive coastal sailing it seems, am I
                    Message 9 of 18 , Aug 10, 2010
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                      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Rob Kellock" <creditscorenz@...>

                      > This is what Mark, Dugong's builder, had to say about the modifications he made to the design. I've just copied it from here:

                      > http://www.woodworkforums.com/f32/wharram-pahi-catamarans-48537/index2.html


                      Thanks for the link. So at that time, Rob, Mark had sailed his Jessie Cooper for 10 years. And he'd done some extensive coastal sailing it seems, am I correct? Qld? He mentions crossing bars, I suppose at Brunswick Heads, but also the Sandy Straights entrance is pretty impressive for this boat. He gives J C a good rap, more or less confirming what Bob Wise has written about her sea keeping, no?

                      Graeme
                    • c.ruzer
                      Rob, here s a link to what I think may be another Aussie Jessie Cooper (all bets are off though). At least I think that s how it started before huge
                      Message 10 of 18 , Sep 30, 2010
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                        Rob, here's a link to what I think may be another Aussie Jessie Cooper (all bets are off though). At least I think that's how it started before huge modification. Recent build. A step too far? I doubt you could build and launch a good Jessie C for much better than the asking price. Woodstove - yummy down frozen south - and Rosie would probably like it :-) but would she ever crew on a passage beyond the D'Eentrecasteaux Channel?

                        I like 'pilot house' shelters for the warm north too, but, well, have a look at this boat:
                        http://www.yachthub.com.au/list/ed.html?de=74629

                        --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Rob Kellock" <creditscorenz@...> wrote:
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                        >
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                        > > Thanks for posting the pics. Wow, you even had one of the fabled Oz boat! Leeboards? Any report on them?
                        >
                        > This is what Mark, Dugong's builder, had to say about the modifications he made to the design. I've just copied it from here:
                        >
                        > http://www.woodworkforums.com/f32/wharram-pahi-catamarans-48537/index2.html
                        >
                        > "Anyways, I met someone who was building a Bolger AS29 -the builder sadly is no longer around but he did a real nice job on the AS29 and I helped him out a little and was introduced to sharpies and Bolger boats all in one go.
                        > The priceless little classic book "The Good Little Ship" influenced me strongly to building a sharpie and Bolger had designed a 25' Jesse Cooper which was the answer-it had standing headroom in the galley, a spacious rear cabin and a comfortable salon and good sailing for its' size. A great coastal sailing yacht. I did get rid of the daggerboard and replaced with leeboards, which sometimes are a bit cumbersome but they work quite well.
                        > I replaced the lugsail rig with a gaff and a bowsprite, Bolger said as long as I left the lines of the boat as is, modifications of a reasonable nature were OK. I raised the rear deck slightly and Dugong now also has -Dah de Dah-twin rudders! which work fantastically."
                        >
                        > "Depending on conditions the "Dugong" will cruise between 4 and 6 knots. It will go faster and I have touched 7&1/2 knots and surfed across a few bars considerably faster than that. But cruising 4-6 kts on average with faire winds.
                        > The leeboards do do funny things when tacking like duckwinging etc however they just tend to go CLUNK when I go about-but I acquired a new pair and they don't have the same design work on the top of them as Bolger has on the Martha Janes' leeboards and I plan to remedy this as they do do the GAAARUNCH a bit and that comes from a lot off pressure being put on the board as it goes out from the side to do its' duckwing thing."
                        >
                        > This is the same boat that somebody else said was knocked down and remained on it's side. We had a bit of a discussion about the reasons for that back here beginning at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bolger/message/63542
                        >
                      • Rob Kellock
                        I think it is wrong for the sellers to identify Phil Bolger as the designer of this boat. There are so many things going on here that I doubt he would
                        Message 11 of 18 , Oct 5, 2010
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                          I think it is wrong for the sellers to identify Phil Bolger as the designer of this boat. There are so many things going on here that I doubt he would countenance:

                          1. The pilot house
                          2. The weak external dagger board
                          3. The lug mizzen
                          4. The centered main mast so that you can no longer access the balanced lug from the safety of the forward hatch
                          5. Displacement 3300 pounds vs Jessie Cooper 6150 pounds
                          6. The completely reworked interior

                          Would I go to sea in this? No way. Its a houseboat not a sailboat. Even in protected waters I would be concerned whether it would be capable of self-righting from 70 degrees of heel.

                          --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "c.ruzer" <c.ruzer@...> wrote:
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                          > Rob, here's a link to what I think may be another Aussie Jessie Cooper (all bets are off though). At least I think that's how it started before huge modification. Recent build. A step too far? I doubt you could build and launch a good Jessie C for much better than the asking price. Woodstove - yummy down frozen south - and Rosie would probably like it :-) but would she ever crew on a passage beyond the D'Eentrecasteaux Channel?
                          >
                          > I like 'pilot house' shelters for the warm north too, but, well, have a look at this boat:
                          > http://www.yachthub.com.au/list/ed.html?de=74629
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