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Here are 75 novel and wonderful boats--some strange, some beautiful, all of them paragons of Philip Bolger's form-follows-function design philosophy. A planing microtrawler; a glass-galleried, beachable birdwatching boat; a fully enclosed ocean-cruising rowboat; cruising sailboats that take the ground at low tide; power, sail, and rowing boats from 6 to 95 feet--these are boats as only Bolger's unfettered imagination does them. This is the first collection of Bolger's work in almost 15 years. It is long overdue.
"Bolger is an eloquent writer and his comments run the gamut from hilarious to profound."--"The Ensign"
"Bolger brings a kind of youthful feeling to yacht design--he would rather make precedent than follow it."--"WoodenBoat"
"Bolger has a way of seducing even the lay reader into thinking about and beginning to understand boat design."--"Cruising World"
"Boat lovers who are used to designers who conceive the same boat over and over, camouflaged with a face-lifting here and there, will be amazed at Phil Bolger's diversity."--"Boatbuilder"
"Boat lovers who are used to designers who conceive the same boat over and over, camouflaged with a face-lifting here and there, will be amazed at Phil Bolger's diversity--Here are novel and wonderful boats." Boatbuilder "Bolger has a way of seducing even the lay reader into thinking about and beginning to understand boat design." Cruising World "...entertains, informs, and makes you think about boats in ways you probably thought weren't possible--Boats with an Open Mind is wonderful, its author priceless. WoodenBoat
Note on Periodical Publication
Very Small Boats
Motor Trailer Boats
Slicer Part Four Sailing Trailer Boats
His and Her Schooners
Japanese Beach Cruiser
For Moorings and Private Landings
Plywood 12 1/2
Bed and Breakfast, Sail
Sea Bird '86
Grandpa's Pirate Ship
Bed and Breakfast, Power
Miniature Steel Tug
Plywood Diesel Cruiser
Advanced Sharpie 29
Loose Moose II
Sir Joseph Banks Sources
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ISBN: 9780070063761 ISBN-10: 0070063761 Series: International Marine-RMP Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 432 Published: 1st September 1994 Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 19.2
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1