Re: [bolger] Re: Memorial video
- Mr. Tyson,it would seem that there are a range of conflicting perspectives driving your current postings.
Complex shapes do not inherently suggest 'quality' by any stretch.
Complex shapes do not necessarily perform 'better'.
#681 is a simple plywood-based shape with just enough entry-sophistication to aim for 'the best of both worlds', hastening to add that this design-brief as posted by USN would not be a good idea at all in any 'round-bilge' approach.
MARTHA JANE, one of Phil's more favored sharpies defines herself on her own terms, independently from various pre-conceived notions about 'looks'.
There is a photo of Tim Fatchen's AS-29 with bare masts almost hovering above the water - pure art in the eyes of some, including myself.
Phil 'got hooked' looking at 110s and other pre-Bolger 'box-boats'...
And of course there is plenty oogly 'round' hulls, as there can be such hard-chine geometries.
Whatever drives the emotions today, Hugo, I wish you well. ...'might even warrant sympathy if cause is serious enough.
At to the world/people ruining things, getting less wasteful design-approaches developed and out there - some better than others... - is one modest way to address the penchant towards 'hyper'-consumption by too many, including of their man-hours on personal projects, while other serious local/regional/global matters might be legitimate pursuits instead.
Susanne Altenburger, PB&F
----- Original Message -----From: Hugo TysonSent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 8:21 PMSubject: Re: [bolger] Re: Memorial videoTwo words..or more! ..Shit-House..it looks like a wounded whale.. needs a 'kin harpoon in it!.it will de-laminate in years to come..but maybe a fine sailer for all its box-like appearance ...but you must love it...because nobody's going to buy the *ucker when they move on! What about epoxied carboard boxes strapped together... shizen, thats's what it'll be next. I'm really dissapointed..boats should look graceful..functionalbut not like trash skip!From: daschultz2000 <daschultz8275@...>
Sent: Friday, 24 February 2012 4:49 AM
Subject: [bolger] Re: Memorial video
--- In email@example.com, BruceHallman <hallman@...> wrote:
> That is great Harry! You caught on film such a great moment from that
> weekend, thanks for sharing it.
I recall seeing it, and watching it over and over. I came to appreciate peacefulness on deck and the wake free passage as the homely and boxy MJ closed the distance on the pretty schooner. No fuss at all.
That clip is a vivid demonstration of Bolger's genius.