courtesy Bill Samson
I'd like to ask readers who have built, bought or commissioned a Bolger boat to send me an email with your story and some photos. I'd like to do a small tribute to a great designer in this way as Phil worked so often with home builders in mind. Please send your stuff via email, available on the right.
Bill Samson, a former editor of The Chebacco News and home builder of Bolger boats, as well as an avid skin on frame kayak builder, built the Chebacco seen above. Bill and I met through the Qajaq USA Greenland Forum and let me tell you, this man is a prolific boatbuilder (there are more of Bill's Bolger boats and a reminiscence for later).
Send me your stories, and a couple of photos.
Michael Bogoger, aka DoryMan, wrote me suggesting I include designers influenced by Phil Bolger, and I agree! An oversight on my part.
Let me hear from you!
If interesting, please check out - and share - my obit for Phil (http://www.chineblog.com/2009/06/phil-bolger-1927-2009-a-sad-sad-loss-for-boat-design/), my tribute to him from last summer (http://www.chineblog.com/2008/01/a-great-honor-for-a-great-designer-lifetime-achievement-award-for-phil-bolger/) and a short piece on my first boat, a Gloucester Light Dory (http://www.chineblog.com/2005/10/my-first-boat-a-gloucester-light-dory/).
Thanks for this,
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