Don Elliott's Illusion
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Further to my article of yesterday about ‘Gorfnik’ I’m adding a few links that will take readers to websites featuring similar boats. Thank you Brian for providing your links in yesterday’s Comments section.
The history of this type of micro-sailboat must go back to Derek Van Loan’s ‘Sleeper’,* the "Swiss Army Knife of Boats", or possibly a cabin version of Bolger’s ‘Brick’ – I’m not sure which came first.
There’s a chap who added a deck to an Optimist dinghy that he uses for cruising, but I can’t find information about his exploits. Does anybody have any knowledge of him and his boat? I thought I saw a video on YouTube showing the boat under sail, but I can’t find it.
OozeGooze PD Goose version of an Ocean Explorer – Metric Plans from Duckworks
History of the Puddle Duck Racer
My Bolger Brick Dinghy
Bolger Brick ‘Tetard’http://sites.google.com/site/molepages/brick
Building a Bolger Brick – Part 1
Gopro: Extreme Optimist Sailing
Don Elliott’s ‘Illusion’