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C. Springing the sides

C. Springing the sides

The Bolger Single Handed Schooner uses the "instant boat" technique of springing the sides around bulkheads. Very easy. The sides are made of a single plank of plywood. The boat is 19'6" x 4. 100+ lbs of lead in a dagger board makes it very stable. The schooner rig is cool looking (in profile the boat looks just like the back of a Canadian dime - how can it be cooler?), and makes heaving to far easier than it would be with a modern sloop rig. Keeps the centre of effort low too, which is good for stability.

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