Bolger Big Tortoise


The Bolger Big Tortoise, design #597, completed.  The FastBrick is under construction in the background, and will hold the Tortoise nested inside for storage.


The straddle seat is a simple torsion box made of 1/4" plywood with 1-by framing sandwiched between the top and bottom.   The removable seat rests on 1-by stretchers that stiffen the hull and also work as partitions to keep small items from rolling into the center of the boat and getting underfoot.