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  • Hugo Tyson
    Sorry Nels, getting your name mixed up with Bruce! ________________________________ From: Hugo Tyson To: bolger@yahoogroups.com Sent:
    Message 1 of 13 , Jan 18, 2011
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      Sorry Nels, getting your name mixed up with Bruce!

      From: Hugo Tyson <hhetyson@...>
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, 19 January, 2011 10:35:21 AM
      Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: ROMP


      The Lobsterboat  ..Bolger's 28' x 10' "Bunny-R/ Laura B"(In the Payson Model book) was launched over a year ago and is a great boat!
      Very economical with its 55HP Yanmar diesel. Top speed is around 10 knots, cruises effortlessly at 7-7.5 knots using less than 2 litres ( approx 1/2 U.S. gallon) of fuel per  hour. This lobsterboat was designed as an Inshore model, so a planing/semi displacement hull as usual in a lot of Lobsterboats was deemed un-necessary, even though 10 knots on about a 26'6'' or so waterline is pretty good!
      She handles choppy conditions well and is very stable, unlike Merlin (Marina Cruiser). My brother and Dad have been out in her in conditions that Dad would never have taken Merlin out in!
      I've posted photos in the files section in the Bolger group, can't remember what the Folder is called but it'll be easily recognisable..something like "Tyson's Bolger designed Lobsterboat".
      And..yes I do go to the Hobart (Tasmania) Woodenboat shows. Dad's exhibiting his Bolger designed 15' Harbinger Catboat this year as well as a Clinker Ply Baby cradle boat that he built for my first child,Eleanor.


      From: prairiedog2332 <arvent@...>
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, 19 January, 2011 10:18:51 AM
      Subject: [bolger] Re: ROMP



      Great to hear from you as I always enjoy your posts and photos and would
      like to go to Taz one day. Do you ever attend the wood boat show there?

      I agree that "tender" is a relative term. Sometimes bending like a
      willow rather than resisting like an oak is what gets one through the
      storm without breaking.

      In another post I saw photos of an NIS26 which I have an article about
      somewhere in my files as having sailed Bass Strait successfully.


      Any updates on the lobster design? I don't recall any photos of the
      finished boat.



      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Hugo Tyson <hhetyson@...> wrote:
      > The link takes us  to a site that is of a boat that looks like a
      "Romp"..but its
      > definately not a "Romp" as designed by Bolger. From the photos
      the hull looks
      > too crude...very full in the bow,the transom is quite different from
      > guess the designer/builder was inspired by Bolger's "Romp" and made
      > modifications.
      > In response to the statement that Romp is "Tender" ( from another
      post) this is
      > only true to a certain extent. She does heel at a greater angle than
      > then settles down.
      > My father built "Beluga"..now named  "Beluga Too" and we had some
      great sails in
      > her in Bass Strait, dropping off waves in a stiff breeze under full
      sail when
      > really we should have had a reef tied in.
      > I can't work out why a new rudder needed to be made as the rudder as
      > worked fine for us!
      > ________________________________
      > From: Now Fubar now_fubar@...
      > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wed, 19 January, 2011 5:06:02 AM
      > Subject: Re: [bolger] Re: ROMP
      > Â
      > Here is a site of a ROMP currently being built.
      > http://humeandbell.blogspot.com/
      > Â
      > ________________________________
      > From: pkortlucke pkortlucke@...
      > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Mon, January 17, 2011 5:04:01 AM
      > Subject: [bolger] Re: ROMP
      > Â
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "prairiedog2332" arvent@ wrote:
      > >
      > > Also came across an older article on BELUGA TOO - builder Bruce
      > > ROMP, originally from Tasmania.
      > >
      > > http://www.thecoastalpassage.com/papers/tcp22.pdf
      > >
      > > Nels
      > >
      > My brother now owns it. Some photos can be seen in the photos section,
      > predictably under Romp.
      > Cheers
      > Peter


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