Storm Petrel and CSD Pirogue
- I just found this group a couple of days ago. So far I've gone
through perhaps 40% of the postings.
What caught my eye was the discussion on the Storm Petrel. I got sort
of fascinated by the design about 11 or 12 years ago (whenever I got
hold of the issue of SBJ with the relevant Bolger cartoon). I wrote
to Phil about the boat and the answer was rather vague about the
design but he gave the impression that it was probably rather
mediocre and not worth the effort of building.
I then went on to build a Shell 14' Swifty (nice boat) and then a CSD
Pirogue, stretched to about 19 ft. (Bernie Wolfard wrote up the boat
in one of his last newsletters and there was a one-page article about
it in an early '80s MAIB). With oars, paddles, or an electric this
remains our family's favorite boat and we use if frequently on
streams, Great Bay (NH) and other protected areas. Never did put a
sail on it (my wife hates things that make boats tip unexpectedly).
Still sort of like the Storm Petrel idea though and the sedateness
under sail and the small motor option would probably suit my wife