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    The boat balances well with main and foresail. The jib is on a retractable bowsprit, which makes tacking easier. The main staysil is a good addition in light to moderate air. The bronze plates on bottom and lead internal ballast make a total of 2000 lbs. This makes the boat adequately stiff. 2nd reef in each of sails make comfortable rig in 25-30 kt breeze. Boat built to specs except addition of bowsprit designed by Phil Bolger for me and permanently mounted footwell to avoid leaks.

    Position of masts and booms no more a problem in tacking than in any of the other many cruising boats I've had. Comfortable cruising for 2 people. Despite the flat bottom, pounding in a chop is not really a problem as long as the boat is heeled 10 degrees or more. With the outboard the boat can be motored in 2 ft of water and sailed in 3 feet.

    Happy sailing to you!
    John

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    Thanks, John, and welcome aboard.
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    Default Re: Bolger's Resolution and St. Valery designs

    Wooden Boat mag 157 has an article on the St Valery.
    without freedom of speech, we wouldn't know who the idiots are.

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    Anyone interested in plans can get them here. Boat Design Quarterly No 10
    http://www.daltonyoung.co.uk/index.p...istPageIndex=3
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    Default Re: Bolger's Resolution and St. Valery designs

    I just happened upon this thread twelve years later, and I thought you all might interested to see that the Devlin-built St. Valery is for sale in Olympia:https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/199...olger-8374435/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Keyes View Post
    I just happened upon this thread twelve years later, and I thought you all might interested to see that the Devlin-built St. Valery is for sale in Olympia:https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/199...olger-8374435/
    There are usually reasons why so few ever build some designs, even if Bolger did design them. I thought St Valery was a flawed design and interesting only that it did show how an off the wall concept can work sometimes. Why risk money and effort when equivalent performance can be had with a proven concept. Devlin built it and seemed to make it sound good but I notice that he has not built any more of them.

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    Default Re: Bolger's Resolution and St. Valery designs

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Keyes View Post
    I just happened upon this thread twelve years later, and I thought you all might interested to see that the Devlin-built St. Valery is for sale in Olympia:https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/199...olger-8374435/
    Thanks for the information! I enjoy seeing old threads come back to life.
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