Re: Bolgers Final Word On The Design Database.
- --- In bolger@y..., "rmdeming" <bcsb@h...> wrote:
> > And when, ages from now, some future archeologist find someLike the rest of you, I am a huge fan of Phil Bolger, and even though
he may not like it, he *is* a celebrity of sorts. We should not
pester him, but we should also not stop enjoying his designs. I.E.,
studying, dreaming, writing, talking, [and when divorce doesn't
impede], building & using them!
While I have great respect for the man; Phil Bolger does not have the
right to stop us from praising, criticizing and cataloging his
After all, many, if not most, of his designs were published publicly
in books and magazines by Mr. Bolger. He has placed them in the
public eye all by himself.
I think that the Bolger Group should create a Bolger FAQ.
Item one should be: Do not pester Mr. Bolger (let him design more
boats in peace!) Items two through seven hundred, could include a
database of reviews of his boat designs, kind of like a
bibliography. I see it as essentially a journalistic/scholarly
act, "fair use" so to speak. Though I hope he would appreciate and
support this; I do not believe that celebrities have the right to
quash the study, review and reporting of their work which they have
placed in the public's eye. I think that a Libertarian would
- Two years ago I purchased Tennessee plans from PB&F for $75.00.
In the same letter, he priced the Dakota and Wyoming at $300.00 each and the Illinois at $400.00.
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