I pass on from the Instantboat messageboard the available information on the passing of Harold H. "Dynamite" Payson, Phil Bolger's stalwart collaborator in years of reviving the home boatbuilding movement. Dennis Hansen's postings there can be summarised:
"Dynamite died last night. Details are sketchy but it sounds as if he suffered a burst aorta. He was rushed from Rockport to Portland but they couldn't save him. The family is gathering tonight and arrangements will be made tomorrow afternoon. Details will be provided as available.
The World is a lesser place today with the loss of the wonderful man. It will never be the same.
March 23, 2011"
Our thoughts with his family at this time.