Re: Bolger Blackbird in WoodenBoat magazine
- To add to me previous reply: pictures and text at
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "uncleralph123" <UncleRalph@...> wrote:
> The article states:
> "BLACKBIRD" evolved on the image of the 40' launch ESCORT, which Al
> Mason designed in about 1940 when he worked at Sparkman & Stephens."
> --- In email@example.com, "Howard Stephenson" <stephensonhw@>
> > It is beautiful, but nowhere have I seen acknowledgement that its
> > styling is taken directly from the 40' Sparkman and Stephens 40'
> > inboard launch whose lines and profile appear in Francis F.
> > Kenney's "Skene's Elements of Yacht Design". I suspect Stephens
> > turn took the styling from a standard navy launch.
> > Howard