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  • I got my 9/16 issue of MAIB today in which Susanne provides some contemporary comment along with a reprint of the long, 1997 article on Lily, the 15' electric skiff. She notes there have been some new developments in the 20 years, and welcomed comments. So here are some comments. First, there is the Torqeedo line of products. These are far better, and far more expensive, than the...
    pvanderwaart@... Aug 24, 2016
  • Thanks for the picture. That's the first good picture of Chebacco 26 I've ever seen. She looks beautiful.
    pvanderwaart@... Aug 12, 2014
  • Just a couple of comments. 1. PCB did design a power sharpie for Bernie Wolford who was in a wheel chair. I forget the design name. Not what the gentleman wanted, but it's an option. 2. The Caribbean was mentioned along with other coastal options. You really want a blue water boat for that. They have hurricanes down there, you know, and the distances are long. 3. I agree that Whale...
    pvanderwaart@... Aug 11, 2014
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  • Oldshoe is like the cockpit of a big cruiser without the big cruiser.
    pvanderwaart@... Apr 3, 2014
  • Bolger made a comment somewhere that the Solent lug had racing success on the the eponymous body of water.That may have influenced him, though he was most definitely not the sort of designer to try to make a race boat out of every and anything.
    pvanderwaart@... Nov 25, 2013
  • > It is not so much to establish a PROOF of CONCEPT of the sailing scow, > but to prove that such a boat could be a permanent family shelter, > and can be moved to a new location under her own power if needed. > My vision was that in case of national emergency, or a disaster > of whatever origin, a family could be evacuated, and safely and > comfortably sheltered, by grounding on a...
    Peter Aug 20, 2013
  • > An open version of the hull was built and tested by Bolger, though it may have been an 8 foot boat. I'm sure Bruce will remember. It makes an interesting comparison to Matt Layden's Sand Flea providing much more protection for the crew.
    Peter Aug 7, 2013
  • > Looking at the line drawings does show it will be a > better motor boat than a sailboat. Off wind it should > be fine under sail. A chart I looked at suggested > that guessing a weight if 2500lb , > a 35 hp motor should get it up at about 15 knots. If you think about what a fast monohull sailboat looks like (heavy keel, tall mast), you see that the FMS is something different. It...
    Peter Jul 16, 2013
  • Bruce, While checking out your link, I noted the title "Live-On-Board Scow Schooner" is over a drawing of the "Liveaboard Sailer for One" which is not a scow and not a schooner. I can't imagine how many hours you've put into this reference, and I find it very useful, so please understand that the comment is the hope of being useful, not as a criticism. Peter --- In bolger@^$1...
    Peter Jul 2, 2013
  • I'd be more worried about the archival quality of the paper. A design book is one to hold for years, and hopefully, the paper won't be turning yellow like newsprint. --- In bolger@^$1, Bill Howard wrote: > > Hello Susanne: > > Large format sounds good to me. > > I have a number of over-sized books, including > > Jim Michalak's '"Boatbuilding for Beginners (and Beyond)" which...
    Peter Jun 7, 2013