- Jul 28, 2003
> Has anybody got any info and/or pictures/drawings of Bolger's 24' xThere was a feature article on the Blackbird in the old magazine "Small
> 8' "Blackbird" outboard Cruiser.I think he designed it for Ken
> Basset of Onion Creek Boatworks who built it(I think for
> himself).I've only seen 1 small picture of it in an old Wooden Boat
> magazine.Its probably Cold Molded or Strip-Plank construction and I
> think it was powered with a 50HP outboard with a top speed of around
> 18 Knots and a reasonably economical cruising speed of about 12 Kts.
> I'm quite interested in this design so if anyone has any info or
> pictures I'd much appreciate seeing them
Sorry I don't remember which issue, and mine are still packed away from
my last move. I do remember that the boat was inspired by and loosely
modeled on the Sparkmans and Stephens design "Escort", a forty foot
power boat. There is a picture of Escort and line drawings in the
eighth edition of Kinney's _Skenes Elements of Yacht Design_.