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  • Mr. Bolger designed Wolftrap for me or rather my Parteners and my Machine shop. The idea being that we were particularly capable of building a nice aluminum boat and hoped to sell one or two boats a year and no more, Plus the prototypes would be our own personal boats. The first design was 28ft long and we mocked her up out of cheap door paneling to get a feel for her. WE desided...
    Douglas Pollard Feb 14, 2013
  • Yeah Mathew in a sense you are right they are different designs, but are they really. I grew up sailing sharpies and I would have never in my wildest dream thought anyone would would build a square sided box add a flat bottom with rocker and a chine that created so little drag and then add a barge type bow. You could say well it's just a box and that is the genius of Mr Bolger...
    Douglas Pollard Feb 13, 2013
  • AS far as I know Loose Moose is an extended Jessie Cooper which originally was a bolger design. They changed her some with Schooner rig lee-boards and likely some other changes. I would guess that neither would have been Mr. Bolgers preferd set up. Maybe someone else designed those features???? Doug On 02/12/2013 06:33 PM, Dan Burrill wrote: I don't know for definite, but my guess...
    Douglas Pollard Feb 12, 2013
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  • 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...
    Douglas Pollard Feb 10, 2013
  • I once broke my rudder trying to heave too. The boat was I guess moving backwards and the big outboard rudder broke leaving one plank that was attached to the rudder post. We were about 1/2 way to Bermuda so thinking there likely was not enough money in the world to heave it repaired there we turned back to the Chesapeake bay. WE could steer okay but could not come about. We...
    Douglas Pollard Feb 6, 2013
  • I think he might be a statue up on the shore?? Doug On 01/23/2013 07:38 PM, Andrew wrote: That sailor in the background looks like he is 20' tall! http://hallman.org/bolger/410h.jpg Andrew --- In bolger@^$1 , BruceHallman wrote: > > Here are a couple more Flickr photos found of Phouma, one is a nice side > view taken from another boat > > http://hallman.org/bolger/410h.jpg > http...
    Douglas Pollard Jan 23, 2013
  • suHere in the Shenandoah mountings honey locust is used for fence posts and the lowest wood in barns becuse it is very slow to rot. Compared to black locust you are right. Any farmer will use black locust over honey locust but they use either in most cases. Compared to teak it is very rot resistant. Of course as has been brought up there is osage orange that is also rot resistant...
    Douglas Pollard Dec 27, 2012
  • Locust By Douglas G Pollard Sr.  I have been trying to get some one to take an interest in this as a worth while project. For about a year I’ve been reading what I can find on locust trees for building boats and stumbled upon even more. Here is what I have found: They will grow in extreme heat, Locust is prolific and spreads quickly. When the plants are young the are good...
    Douglas Pollard Dec 25, 2012
  • I agree when you are building very small square sharpies. Still at some point many will get up into the bigger 20 ft and bigger boats with fairly fine lines. I gave my Elver as an example. Those boats are selling for several thousand dollars used. Mine has cheap plywood in her and I will have to tell a buy that, if I sell her. No I likely would not get the price of the wood out of...
    Douglas Pollard Dec 21, 2012
  • I guess I would consider how much work will I have to put into the boat to complete it. I have an Elver I built. She is strip planked and a really nice little boat. Considering what she is, she should have been built with the best of materials. If I want to sell her I have to tell the buyer I built her out of cheap big box plywood. To build her i spent about $800 on a bow shed. I...
    Douglas Pollard Dec 20, 2012