The boats in the photo are two of Phil's Hope design (see last posting) and a Harbinger. Phil Bolger has often been associated with what some people call "Bolger Boxes". Well, the boxes are works of art in their own right, and demonstrate a rare understanding of hydrodynamics, allied with the application of common sense - but none of the three boats shown here could be called boxy!
|Two examples of Hope (foreground and upper-left) and one example of Harbinger (upper right)|
|Here you can see the wooden pattern I made to allow for the casting of a bronze "Y" shaped propeller strut.|
|The shapely bow of one of the Hope designs in slings. The cuddy-cabin design was mine, as was the clinker construction plan - but Phil Bolger was consulted in writing and approved of the alterations.|