Chebacco boat designed by Phil Bolger, built by Academy ex-student Connie Mense

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] One exhibit at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show made the case that the recently deceased designer Phil Bolger should be remembered for his very pretty boats as well as his boxy easy-to-build plans. This is an almost-complete Bolger Chebacco boat, as built by an ex-student of theBoat Building Academy down at Lyme, … Continue reading Chebacco boat designed by Phil Bolger, built by Academy ex-student Connie Mense

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A sad farewell to Philip C Bolger

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Probably Phil Bolger’s most frequently built boat, the Gloucester Light Dory is a plywood classic that will continue to be built, re-worked and adapted for many years to come. Writing of its popularity, he joked that it would one day secure his entry into heaven. Photo by Susan Davis, taken from the Wikimedia … Continue reading A sad farewell to Philip C Bolger

We launch our Phil Bolger Auray punt

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Our new Auray punt tender on the lake behind Jim and Eileen’s house We finally launched our new Phil Bolger-designed Auray punt tender with the help of our good friends Jim and Eileen Van Den Bos yesterday. Thanks Jim and Eileen, and many thanks also for the dinner! A collaborative effort between Julie, … Continue reading We launch our Phil Bolger Auray punt