Re: [bolger] nuts
> timk_smith wrote:PCB wrote of Dynamite Payson in the forward to
> [Suzanne A.] asked if Topaz was my first boat. I said no, I'd built
> a Diablo, and an Elegant Punt, and an Auray Punt, and had
> bought a Chebacco. She smiled and said in a friendly fashion,
> "Oh, so you're a complete nut."
Dynamite's book _Instant Boats_.:
"[Dynamite is] between the devil (a designer [PCB]
full of enthusiasm but with a limited grasp of the
nature of the problems) and the deep sea (would-be
boatbuilders--as a class not the most sensible crew alive.)"
not the most sensible =~ complete nut
This tells a lot as to why PCB is willing to let Dynamite
sell plans on a commission; which is: because Dynamite
takes the phone calls from the 'complete nuts' with
patience and wisdom saving Phil's energy.
See for instance, Dynamite's explanation of the 'Moaning Chair'
in the introduction to that book.