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  • Here are my notes, imperfect for sure, of which Bolger designs were published in Boat Design Quarterly, and elsewhere...or not. The three ones published just in BDQ are Whaler #369, Stone Camel #249 and Idaho #556 (!!!) BoatName: BoatNo: Published: Amherst Galley #643 MAIB V14-N24, BDQ#14 Auckland Catamaran BWAOM Ch#33, BDQ#6 Black Skimmer #294 FoldingSch Ch#11, BDQ#1 & 6 MAIB...
    BruceHallman Jan 30
  • Yes, the Auckland Catamaran featured in the magazine article in Boat Design Quarterly #6 is also the boat featured in Chapter 33 of the Bolger book 'Boats with an open mind'. On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 4:47 AM, c.ruzer@^$1 [bolger] < bolger@^$2 > wrote: Thanks Bob, I thought it might be. The date of publication, 1994, so nearly coinciding with BWAOM sort of belled the cat (sorry). I...
    BruceHallman Jan 26
  • Harry, that workskiff of yours looks very salty and very Alaskan. Wow. On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 7:38 PM, welshman@^$1 [bolger] < bolger@^$2 > wrote: I built a Work Skiff on 10.5" centers rather then 12" to shorten it up to fit on the aft deck of the classic yacht I skipper. Looks way better than the rigid that used to be there. I have put these pics up before, hopefully not boring HJ...
    BruceHallman Jan 12
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  • You don't see these every day. Yarrow is one of the prettier Bolger day sailers. $5,500. http://www.ebay.com/itm/331297349990
    BruceHallman Aug 25, 2014
  • There is basically nothing on a plywood boat that is not reasonable fixable! $4,500 for a 39 footer, what a steal! On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 7:42 AM, gc4248@^$1 [bolger] < bolger@^$2 > wrote: 1. If it was reasonably fixable ...
    BruceHallman Aug 7, 2014
  • Your wife is right, the AS-29 is ugly. On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Harry James welshman@^$1 [bolger] < bolger@^$2 > wrote: Could not find the Craig's list listing HJ On 7/21/2014 1:07 PM, Mike Allison mysloop@^$3 [bolger] wrote: > The AS39 for 5k was in Cambridge Mass > > The one in Florida is in Niceville Fl for 10k on Craig's List. > POP Yachts shows the same boat for 15.5k...
    BruceHallman Jul 21, 2014
  • http://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Phil-Bolger-Cruising-Canoe-design-365-/121371936618 Basically for the price of the trailer and the sails, an excellent Bolger camper design.
    BruceHallman Jun 26, 2014
  • Just in case everyone doesn't see the obvious here: The PB&F LCU (F) "Landing Craft Utility - Fast" (visualize a folding schooner on steroids) seems on the verge of becoming a reality in the USA military. I can only guess at the numbers involved, but a fleet of these might amount to a Billion dollars of Bolger boats or more? In short, this LCU-F Bolger boat is poised to become the...
    BruceHallman Jun 16, 2014
  • > i found that the one extreme weakness of the design is the wide flat bottom with substantial rocker. > Arthur Stutz No doubt. Shoal draft displacement sail boats must have bottoms like this! Contrast this with common sailboats, deep draft conventional keel sloops. Their "extreme weakness" is that they can't sail in shoal draft water. And most of the Keys is shoal draft water.
    BruceHallman Apr 16, 2014
  • FWIW, it is fun to see the whole series of George Broadlick MJ photos, click here https://www.flickr.com/photos/hallman/3943157998/in/photostream/ On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM, BruceHallman < hallman@^$1 > wrote: This is exciting! I am reminded...
    BruceHallman Apr 16, 2014