Chuck and the rest of you:
Any idea what happened over at CSD? Having given the possibilities some thought I don't like any of them - disillusionment with the business of dealing with people who bought designs and wanted advice is understandable; the possibility that there wasn't enough turnover would be bad, disappointing news for many of us; the possibility that Bernie fell out with his designers would be dreadful; but the saddest thing would be illness. I liked Bernie's style.
I wonder if maybe the move into kits turned out to be a problem. Selling designs is presumably a fairly low-investment low-turnover kind of activity where you're unlikely to burn your fingers very severely.
It's a sad day for our kind of boater.
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From: Chuck Leinweber <duckworks@...
To: A Boat Design Group <email@example.com
Date: Saturday, May 01, 1999 10:45 PM
Subject: [boatdesign] CSD demise
I agree with you, Gavin, about CSD being a good supporter of the alternative boating movement.
(For the group: Common Sense Designs seems to be gone as of yesterday sometime.) I tended to go there often. Now the Payson site is the only one I know of selling Bolger plans.
Bernie Wolfard was an Internet pioneer. I bought my Tennessee plans from info on his website back in '95. Bye Bye Bernie.