A New Rig Dolphin

December 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm  |   Boat Building Projects

We built this new cool mylar sail and 31 sq. ft. reacher on a sprit for this Dolphin Senior, ghosting along under a light breeze on Grand Lake near Tiajuana, Oklahoma, August 1999.


Bolger Pirogue

December 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm  |   Boat Building Projects

The Bolger Pirogue is obnoxiously tender except on dry land! Even under this squatty gaff, we have a death-grip on the gunwhale trying to keep from sliding downhill. 1997 on Keystone Lake on the Arkansas River near Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Bolger Brick

December 14, 2010 at 8:48 pm  |   Boat Building Projects

The Brick is an exercise in pure function.


Bolger Micro

December 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm  |   Boat Building Projects

The Micro is a big little boat – a big cockpit and lots of interior volume in only 14 feet. Almost no draft – pull up on the beach and step of into ankle-deep water. Self-tends itself to windward over about 6 or 7 knots of breeze. Believe it or not, our racing version with retractable bowsprit has done over 10 knots with 4 nervous adults aboard – creeeaak, groooaann! Sadly, we’re thinking of offering her to a good home one of these days to make room. 1995 on Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees near Tulsa.