More Bolger – this time on canoe yawls

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Phil Bolger’s plywood canoe yawl This fascinating article from the Phil Bolger describes a hard-chine deep-vee section water-ballasted canoe yawl and makes many references to Albert Strange, George Holmes, William Garden and W P Stevens. I think it’s vintage Bolger, full of his kind of explanatory logic. It’s a damn shame the drawings … Continue reading “More Bolger – this time on canoe yawls”

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Award-winning designer Phil Bolger’s clever but neglected Cartopper

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”]       Kellan Hatch’s Cartopper has turned out to be a versatile little boat It was good to read at The Chine Blog the other day that Phil Bolger has been presented with Woodenboat magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Bill Garden. Both awards are clearly well-earned, but Bolger’s is perhaps particularly … Continue reading “Award-winning designer Phil Bolger’s clever but neglected Cartopper”

An appeal: help local boat builders replace the Phillipines’ 50,000 lost fishing boats

  This piece by boat designer and sailmaker Michael Storer is a short report about instant boat building in the Philippines – an appeal for help in replacing the lost boats so important to feeding the Filipino people and to the economy. If you want to cut straight to the donations page … it is … Continue reading “An appeal: help local boat builders replace the Phillipines’ 50,000 lost fishing boats”