Re: [bolger] Re: Sir Joseph Banks
Why all the worry about holding tanks? Most cruisers don't make it that big a deal.
Composting toilets seem to work well with small crews.
Back late last winder I posted looking for a live aboard barge to cruise
> the rivers and bays and to live aboard. I was thinking a wide sharpie
> kind of hull. This boat seems to kind of fit that bill. I would want
> some sail with leebords or some kind of lateral stability. Maybe a
> little wider? I'd like a some sheer to the hull and cabin top as
> well. A diesel engine, two dingies one to carry a good sized holding
> tank to be pumped into when at anchor. A good sized coal or wood stove.
> A large halding tank in case we can't pump into the holding dingy.. A
> really big windlass forward and one aft to anchore close to shore in
> narrow rivers. I think she would suit nicely Doug
> On 02/10/2013 10:25 AM, sirdarnell wrote:
>> If you've won the lottery make her out of copper-nickel (90/10).
>> Slight increase in weight and strength, with same scantlings, but no
>> corrosion or painting, ever.
>> --- In email@example.com <mailto:bolger%40yahoogroups.com>,
>> "Matthew Long" wrote:
>> > I have often daydreamed about building Sir Joseph Banks, likely with
>> a reduced hold and more living space, as a floating home, garage and
>> workshop in which to travel the world.
>> > Was the Sir Joseph Banks project carried through to the point of
>> complete drawings and construction notes? In other words, if I win the
>> lottery and decide that what I really want is a enormous live aboard
>> steel sharpie motorsailer, are the plans ready to go?
>> > The logical follow on question is--how much might it cost?
>> > Pure fantasy, of course, but you never know, somebody has to win the
>> > Cheers,
>> > Matthew
> Doug Pollard,
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