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Philip Cunningham Bolger
Born(1927-12-03)December 3, 1927
Gloucester, Massachusetts
DiedMay 24, 2009(2009-05-24) (aged 81)
OccupationBoat designer
Years active1950s–2009
SpouseSusanne Altenburger

Philip C. Bolger (December 3, 1927 – May 24, 2009) was a prolific American boat designer, who was born and lived in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He began work full-time as a draftsman for boat designers Lindsay Lord and then John Hacker in the early 1950s.

The Gloucester Light Dory, one of Bolger's better-known designs

Bolger's first boat design was a 32-foot (9.75 m) sportfisherman published in the January 1952 issue of Yachting magazine. He subsequently designed more than 668 different boats,[1] from a 114-foot-10-inch (35 m) replica of an eighteenth-century naval warship, the frigate Surprise (ex-Rose), to the 6-foot-5-inch (1.96 m) plywood box-like dinghy Tortoise.

Although his designs ranged through the full spectrum of boat types, Bolger tended to favor simplicity over complexity. Many of his hulls are made from sheet materials — typically plywood — and have hard chines. A subclass of these designed in association with Harold Payson called Instant Boats were so named because they were intended to be easily built by amateurs out of commonly available materials. Bolger also advocated the use of traditional sailing rigs and leeboards.

From the 1990s, Phil Bolger teamed with his wife Susanne Altenburger, designing boats under the name Phil Bolger & Friends Inc. During this time, they emphasized the design of sustainable and fuel-efficient boats for the fishing industry. Also, they participated in a large military commission with the Naval Sea Systems Command on new designs for military landing craft utility boats.

Bolger was a prolific writer and wrote many books, the last being Boats with an Open Mind, as well as hundreds of magazine articles on small craft designs, chiefly in Woodenboat, Small Boat Journal and Messing About in Boats.

Bolger died on May 24, 2009, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His wife explained that "[h]is mind had slipped in the last several months, and he wanted to control the end of his life while he was still able."[2][3]

Instant Boats[edit]

Phil Bolger was unconventional in many ways and, among many large boats, yachts and custom designs, took an interest in what he termed "evolving crafty ways of building boats".[4] As far back as 1957 he designed "Poohsticks" [5] as a small plywood rowing skiff to be simply and economically built at home (originally by his brother). From this simple start he went on to develop a large number of designs for small- and medium-sized craft using plywood as a material for one-off construction at home or by small boatyards.

A Bolger-designed sharpie schooner, built of plywood in the "instant boat" style

In the 1970s, Phil Bolger began a long and successful collaboration with Harold 'Dynamite' Payson with Bolger designing the boats and Payson building them as well as selling plans and writing books about how to do it. 'Dynamite' called the first series of easy-to-build plywood boats "Instant Boats". Unlike traditional boat construction which involves building of jig and full size lofting of the shape of the hull prior to construction, the Instant Boat method uses shaped plywood panels on pre-shaped frames made of plywood and standard dimensional lumberyard wood. This results in quick construction and less requirement for skilled craftsmanship, and has proved appealing to amateur boat builders as well as many later designers who have followed in his footsteps, albeit much less prolifically.

Following articles in WoodenBoat magazine, Dynamite Payson published Instant Boats (1979, 152 pages, 7" × 10", 48 illustrations). It describes the original "Instant Boat" technique. Generically known as the "chine log method" or "simplified chine log method" the technique consists of (i) cutting body panels to a predetermined shape as given on the plans, (ii) wrapping them around frames or bulkheads, (iii) adding chines (small section planks of lumberyard wood) along the joints (either internally or externally) and fastening them together using glue and mechanical fasteners (nails or screws). The book described all the basic techniques (gluing, nailing and screwing with some fiberglass) to produce five designs: 12' Teal, 7'9" Elegant Punt, 12' Kayak, 31' Folding Schooner, 15'6" Surf, and 20'9" Zephyr. All these boats have single chines (i.e. have a bottom panel and two sides) and have their shape limited by the bevels given to the chines. The boats in Paysons book were designed for use on protected waters and none was self-bailing or designed to self-recover in case of capsize. However, Bolger designed many other boats using this building technique, including the ocean crossing AS-39 (or Loose Moose II) as well as a significant number of other boats.

Bolger's first generation of "chine log instant boats" for home building was followed by a generation of "stitch and glue" (aka "tack and tape") boats. This technique was made possible by the evolution of glues and the massification of polyester and epoxy resins combined with fiberglass tape. The new technique basically did away with the chine logs and mechanical fasteners and all the problems associated with their use (mainly the limitation of shape in the design phase, the carpentry challenge in the construction phase and damp/rot in the medium to long term). Instead of using a chine to join the precut panels, in stitch and glue, the preshaped panels are wrapped around bulkheads and/or frames in the same way as before. However, the panels are only temporarily held in place using nails, duct tape, cable ties, masking tape, wire or other mechanical means, while the seams are filled (both inside and outside the hull) with a resin and filler paste covered in one or more layers of fiberglass cloth or tape which in turn is saturated in resin. Once the resin hardens, the mechanical joint is stronger than the joined plywood and therefore structurally sound. Payson again popularised the technique in his book Build the New Instant Boats (1984, 160 pages, 812" × 11", 110 illustrations - Also still in print). In this book Payson introduces what he termed "Tack and tape" to the greater American public. The book includes plans for Gypsy (15' sail/oar/outboard), Nymph (7'9" dinghy with sail option), Diablo (15' motor boat for up to 25 HP outboard) as well as 8 more "traditional instant boats" using the chine log method: 16' Lug-rigger Windsprint, 6'5" Tortoise, 8' Skimmer, Dynamite Sailboard, 16'June Bug, Madeline a 19'6" Pedal-driven sidewheeler and the 23'6" Light Schooner. In 2007 Payson published his last book Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson which basically explains both techniques in less detail than the previous books and presents complete plans for 15 boats by Bolger. These are: Stitch and Glue: Payson's Pirogue (13' - canoe), Cartopper (11'6" - sail/oar), Sweet Pea (15' - sail/oar), Ruben's Nymph (7'9" - identical to Nymph but 1' wider - sail/oar), Diablo Grande (18' - power), Catfish (15' - sail/outboard) and Chebacco (19'8" - sail/outboard). The


Bolger put a lot of thought into relatively cheap, high-performance boats. He is well known for designing a series of single chine sharpies, typically long and narrow with a flat bottom.[6]

According to Bolger, sailing sharpies give good performance for the amount of sail they carry because of low to moderate displacement and light weight. In his opinion, the sharpie shape provides a simple construction in the plywood era with the added benefit that sailing sharpies extend the waterline as they heel, thereby effectively increasing the hull speed. Power sharpies can use low-horsepower motors (see, for example, the Bolger Tennessee, and Sneakeasy designs) yet reach planing speeds in sheltered waters. Major critics of sharpies point to the fact that they tend to pound under certain conditions and that the relatively shallow draft makes them unseaworthy. Their advocates (including Bolger) point to the fact that they are exceptionally good boats for their cost, make excellent day boats and are increasingly seaworthy as (i) the length to beam ratio increases, (ii) they are adequately ballasted and (iii) they are given reserve stability and/or made watertight sufficiently to ensure that they self-right in the event of a capsize.[7] Sharpies may be considered one of the simplest types of boat from the construction point of view. However, their design is controversial and primarily dependent on the intended use.

Bolger is particularly known for his Square Boats (derogatorily known as "Bolger Boxes"). Bolger reasoned that a simple rockered bottom and vertical sides gives the most volume, and form stability, on a given beam. After experimenting and studying traditional sharpies and the writings of small-boat historian Howard I. Chapelle and others, he developed the theory that the optimum chine line for a sailing sharpie should represent a regular curve without breaks, changes in radius or straight sections. He further reasoned that the curve of side and bottom should match as much as possible to reduce turbulence. He further reasoned that the sharpie was an ideal shape for a trailer sailer with either leeboards or bilgeboards to provide lateral plane.[8] Bolger felt that the traditional sharpie shape Chapelle had documented based on traditional New England sharpies (with a slightly different chine profile) was inefficient and prone to causing steering difficulties.

Both designers thought traditional rigs and boat types were suitable for small yachts, especially sailing boats. Generally, Chapelle noted that neither transom nor bow should be immersed when the boat is loaded, a point on which Bolger agreed. Later in his career Phil Bolger and Friends developed modifications to the simple sharpie bow to avoid hull slap at anchor at the expense of a much more complex geometry.

Bolger evolved the concept of traditional sharpies and by squaring off the bow and stern to give the longest useful waterline. Most were configured as yawls (with main mast quite far forward and a small mizzen far aft). The bow on these designs is cut off and blunt and the sterns are vertical. In some designs an open bow can allow passage to land if the boat is beached, space for holding anchors and cables, or clearance to step and unstep a mast. Oldshoe, Micro and Long Micro have shallow ballasted full length keels whereas what he called the "Advanced Sharpies" AS19, AS29 and AS39 have one or two bilgeboards and inside ballast. The latter are very definitely in the extended cruise/liveaboard category.

Leeboards and rigs[edit]

Bolger championed leeboards as low-tech and practical, to the chagrin of many yachties. The conventional wisdom is that they are ugly. Even many of his centerboard designs had boards that were off-center or all the way to one side or the other (for example, the Birdwatcher and the AS29). He concluded that a single leeboard is sufficient in many cases on small boats, and that rigs could be stepped off the centerline without much effect on performance. Bolger advocated leeboards as being a simple means of providing lateral plane to all types of sailing vessel, eliminating many of the disadvantages of centerboards, daggerboards and keels, following broadly in the concepts of L. Francis Herreshoff, various years his senior and, as stated by Bolger, one of the most influential yacht designers from his perspective.

He used traditional rigs, from the simplest "Cat rig" (single sail) through sloops, many yawls and schooners at a time when almost all other designers were concentrating purely on racing rule derived sloops. The diversity of rigs was accompanied by a broad spectrum of sails including the sprit-boomed leg of mutton, the sprit sail, the gaff sail, the lug sail and the lateen in addition to the classic Bermudan/marconi rig. His book '100 Sailing Rigs "Straight talk"' later reedited as '103 Sailing Rigs "Straight talk"' provides a fascinating look at both rig configurations and sail types as well as his insight into a subject in which he was undoubtedly an expert.

His experience over the years with well over 600 designs allowed him ample space to experiment with all kinds of designs, rigs and materials. His comments on each subject in books as well as articles published in magazines of the period are based on his research, analysis, first hand experience and use of the different configurations. He is further very clear in explaining the mistakes and corrections he made in each case, and why.

Later years - Advanced Gloucester Fisherman Project[edit]

Isometric rendering of the hull shape of the composite plywood, fiberglass and foam 70 ft × 14 ft × 3 ft draft, 25 ton displacement, 160-200 hp, 10.5 knots, capable of being owner built. The Advanced Gloucester Fisherman Project boat.

Beginning in November 2002, Bolger and Altenberger began a re-examination of fisheries economics, as a result of the partial collapse of the industry both globally and locally in their hometown of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Their proposal centered on the principle that, in an era of high fuel cost and economic pressure for modernization of depressed fishing ports, sustainable fisheries require a balance of business economics and public planning versus the available fishery resources.

They argued the key to this was a restructuring of the fishing fleet towards boats with lower complexity, lower initial cost, better fuel economy, and lower operating costs.

Most modern vessels are horsepower intensive concepts with often oversized drive trains that cost extra in terms of hardware, operation, repair and replacement. ... Today this is as economical and sustainable as taking a Suburban™-size SUV to the mall to buy a pair of socks.[1]

Large expensive complex boats demand taking a high number of fish to be economical. Simpler, lower powered, and lower cost boats can still be economical with lower fish catch rates.

Bolger and Altenberger expressed concern that existing governmental fishing permits issued based on length of the fishing boat, created an incentive to use inefficient wide and deep fishing boat hulls. If the fishing permits were issued based instead on displacement tonnage of the hull, then the incentive would be for the fishing industry to use long, narrow and shallow hulls which would be more economical to purchase and to operate per ton of fish caught.

The existing fishing fleet, composed of ever larger boats with high construction costs, debt loads and operational costs, in the long run forced fishermen to search for ever increasing catch sizes to remain economic while in a fight against regulatory quotas.

Bolger and Altenburger argued that, ultimately, fishermen would find it more economically sustainable to do more with less. A consolidated fleet of smaller more economical vessels could make it possible for fishermen to survive with lower catch rates, lower debt load, lower fuel burn, lower insurance rates and lower depreciation.[9]

This idea was described in the September 2004 issue of the magazine National Fisherman, and again in 2007 as a series of essays published in the magazine Messing About in Boats.[1][9] The project to build a prototype was authorised but was never developed on any significant commercial scale within Phil Bolger's lifetime.

Design list[edit]

Listed below are a selection of more commonly encountered designs by Phil Bolger.

Design Name Type Design Size Reference Comments ImgURL LinkURL
1952 Sport Fisherman Phil Bolger's first published design image link
22 ft Motorsailer Sail & 16 hp. Yanmar 22'9" x 7'9" x 21" Gaff rig, box keel, from Small Boat Journal #74 5500 # disp.
23 ft Fantail Launch Power 23'0"x6'0"x1'10" Cold-molded or carvel power launch in classic style. Ref: WoodenBoat Store
23 ft Motorsailer sail/OB #601 22'7"x8'0"x9" Plywood step sharpie with dipping lug rig, sleeps two. Ref: BDQ#4
30 ft Camper/Daysailer #423 32'x7' V11-N22
3-Meter Tri sail Concept 10'x8' V08-N23, V14-N01 class racer trimaran, 60 sq. ft. sail, molded hull and amas.23
40 Foot Diesel Cruiser image link
A Trailer Motor Sailer #605 19'8"x7'5" V11-N03 image
Abbondanza 25-45 hp IB Diesel #652 24'x8'3" V16-N12 Step sharpie steel fishing boat image
Ada Power, Sail 26' x6' Cruiser - fast plywood motorsailer - ref: BWAOM Ch#61
Advanced Fisherman 30
Advanced Fisherman 70
Africa Sail - 8,800 lbs displ. #350 28'8" x7' Cruiser - carvel, fixed keel - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#33 image
Alaska Motorsailing sail, 488sf, 8 hp. Diesel 30' x 10' x 2',. Box keel motorsailer with central cargo hold, sleeps 4
Alaskan One-Man #446 26'x10' V09-N16
Alert Sail - 8,560 lbs. displ. #357 33'6" x 7'8" x 1'6" V15-N06,V16-N17 Leeboard Cat Yawl Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats aka Manatee, Chinese Gaff Rig
Alice Power - 7,400 lbs displ. 28' x7'10" Cruiser - displacement, inboard - ref: BWAOM Ch#37 image
All-Weather Houseboat Power #250 29'10" x13'11" Houseboat - inboard, displacement hull - ref: FoldingSch Ch#30 image
Aluminum Diesel Launch #332 30'x8'6" V11-N12 image
Aluminum Lugger #456 42'x9'10" V12-N12 image
Aluminum Trailer Cruiser #343 36'x7'11" V11-N07 image
Amesbury Skiff Mippet oar #260 9'6" x 3'6" Multi-chined rowing skiff - Ref. SmallBoats Ch#1 image
Amherst Galley Schooner #643 26'9" x 5'8" V14-N24 Schooner BDQ#14 image
Anhinga Sailing canoe + oars #484 23'3" x 5' V06-N11 image link
Antispray 48 Sail #642 48'5" x 12'6" x 28" Long Island Sound sharpie, offshore cruiser, 41,000 lbs displacement image
Apogee Sail - 10,700 lbs displ. #397 38' x9'8" Cruiser - aluminum leeboard ketch - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#35
Arava Leeboard Sailboat #509 9.0 x 3.03 x 0.6m V12-N20 leeboard cruiser, MAIB 3-1-95 (29.5 x 9.95 x 1.96 ft) image
Archaeopteryx Sail #202 15'6" x6' Daysailer - plywood scow - ref: SmallBoats Ch#23 image
AS-19 Advanced Sharpie 191sf Cat Yawl rig, 8 hp #550/559 19'6" x 5'6" V17-N15,16 Trailerable lee-board daysailer. 500 lead ballast. Boxy with blunt bow. image
AS-29 Advanced Sharpie 29 #547 29'6"x7'10" V06-N22, V11-N04 (Monster Micro) Cat Yawl
AS-29 (Advanced Sharpie) Sail #547 29'6"x7'10"x1'1" V11-N04,V19-N18 Gaff yawl, bilgeboards BWAOM Ch#69 Minimal bluewater liveaboard image link
AS-39 Sail - 10,920 lbs displ. #576 37.7' x7.9' Plywood liveaboard - ref: BWAOM Ch#70, AKA Loose Moose II, Advanced
Ataraxia Sail - 17,375 lbs displ. 36' x9.84' Cruiser - lugsail - ref: BWAOM Ch#71 image
Auckland Catamaran Sail - 1,900 lbs displ. 31'6" x15'10" Daysailer - plywood - ref: BWAOM Ch#33, BDQ#6 image
Auray Punt Row #599 9'9" x4'2" V10-N18,V18-N08 Punt - plywood - ref: BWAOM Ch#5; image link
Auxiliary Lugger 48'x13' V12-N18
Bahama Dinghy..Yacht #524 12'x4'8" V10-N16
Bain Yacht Tender S, P, R - 329 lbs displ. #291 2.3m x1.06m Dinghy - fibreglass - ref: FoldingSch Ch#18
Balanced Lug Cat V15-N13
Baltic Sea Cruiser-Racer Marconi sloop, OB #168 10.1m x 2.51m x 1.5m V15-N20 Cold molded or carvel blue water sailer. image
Bantam 16/20 15 hp - 25 hp #654 6m x 2.44m V17-N02 "Outboard Dayboat/Light Cruiser", low power planing trimaran hull. Collapsable image link
Barge Houseboat none - 5,300 lbs displ. 25'6" x7'10" Houseboat - plywood - ref: BWAOM Ch#58 image
Barge Houseboat (scow) OB #481 20'x8'
Barn Owl Sail - 31,800 lbs displ. #463 49.9' x12.47' Cruiser - light-draft schooner - ref: BWAOM Ch#74 image
Bateau #517 24 ft rowboat Old Common Sense Designs catalogue, 23'6" ft Teal type
Beach Cat #589 Improved internal ergonomics, seating, and centreboard. aka Catfish Beachcruiser
Beach Cruiser Concept 19' x 4'3" V16-N01 image
Becky Thatcher foot powered #669 19' 9" x 5' 4" x 6" Sternwheeler cabin extended cruiser. image
Bee Power #581 7' 5" Minimum sized Step Sharpie image
Bell's Puffer Ocean Passagemaker #634 45' V17-N11 Ocean Passagemaker image
Berengaria Sail - 10,000 lbs displ. 32' x8'2" Cruiser - slot cabin, water ballast - ref: BWAOM Ch#53 image
Big Bird Sail - 31,600 lbs. displ. #334 18.84m x 3.68m Leeboard Schooner Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#27
Big Query Sail 29' x7' x11" Ply Bowsteering Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#30
Big Tortoise Row/sail 8' x 3'2" Payson image
Bilge Keel Yawl #333 23'6"x5'8" V12-N16 image
Bird of Dawning Sail - 16,800 lbs. displ. #361 12m x3m x0.6m Leeboard Yawl Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#27 image
Birdwatcher Sail #496 23'6" x 5'7" "Birdwatcher Style" Instant Boat, Oar/Sail
Birdwatcher II Sail, oar, power #496B 23'6" x 5'7" 2004 upgrade of Birdwatcher, ref: Wooden Boat Magazine Aug2004 issue. image
Black Skimmer Sail - 2,800 lbs displ. #294 25'3" x7' Sharpie Cruiser - plywood leeboard cat-yawl - ref: FoldingSch Ch#11, BDQ#1 & 6 image link
Blackbird #443 Old Common Sense Designs catalogue
Blackgauntlet II Sail - 7,400 lbs displ. #267 33'6" x7'7" Cruiser - plywood leeboard cat-yawl - ref: FoldingSch Ch#12 image
Blacksnake Keel Sloop 32' x 6'2" V17-N03
Blueberry Sail - 4,000 lbs displ. #420 20'3" x7'3" Cruiser - plywood deep-keel cutter - ref: BWAOM Ch#57, SBJ No.66 image link
Bobcat Sail 12'3" x6' Catboat Daysailer - multichine plywood - ref: BWAOM Ch#21 image link
Bolger runabout image link
Bonefish Sportfishing Boat 20'x7'9" V12-N23 'Two cycle inboard' Econo-Concept
Bowsteering Dovekie Sail #292a 21.4' x6' Mini-cruiser - experimental - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#28 image
Boxer Sail - 300 lbs. displ. #330 12' x3'6" Styrofoam-fibreglass Daysailer - ref: Diff. Boats image
Boy's Launch Power - 2,600 lbs displ. 14' x6'7" Inboard Launch - displacement hull - ref: BWAOM Ch#27 image
Breakdown Punt Row 5'6" x3'6" Punt - plywood tender - ref: BWAOM Ch#1 image
Breakdown Schooner Sail - 13,000 lbs displ. #418 46'11" x7'8" Cruiser - plywood c/b schooner - ref: BWAOM Ch#60 image
Brick Row, Sail #458 8' x4' V15-N23 Punt - plywood - ref: BWAOM Ch#2, image link
Brick Connecter NA aka "Grout" or "Mortar". Attach two bricks end to end to form an 18'x4' schooner.
Brick, gaff rigged Gaff rig for brick
Brigantine Sail 32' x9' Square rigged cruiser, seven working sails, ref: BWAOM Ch#43, BDQ#5 image
Bright Thread Cat Yawl #445 26'x10' V09-N14 image
Budget Bateau 25'6 x 4'10" V05-N16
Bulk Cargo Carrier Sail - 460,000 lbs. displ. Ketch Cargo Carrier - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#31
Bunny R 6 cyl inboard, 36sf #430 28'0"x10'0"x2'9" Traditional Lobsterboat planked on bent oak frames. image link
Burgundy Sail - 3,500 lbs displ. #384 28' x6'3" Dayboat-cruiser - keel cat ketch - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#10 image link
Cabin Clam Skiff 18 Power 5 hp to 40 hp O.B. #606-II 18'x5'3" V17-N22,V19-N10 8' cabin on #606 "Clam Skiff" workboat image
Cagliostro Power #224 41.3' x11.8' Dayboat - planing hull - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#26 image
California Lobsterboat Power #271 30' x7'10" Fishing boat - inboard, planing hull - ref: FoldingSch Ch#29
Camp Cruiser Sail or oars Concept 19'0"x4'4" V13-N09 Initial study for the Common Sense Skiff?
Camper Sailboat #640 18'x5'3x6" V14-N18 image link
Camping Trimaran Sail #554 V09-N18 Uses Hobie16 floats rig & hardware. Ref:
Canard Sail 20' x4'6" Daysailer - experimental bowsteerer - ref: BWAOM Ch#23 image
Canoe ("Payson Pirogue") paddle #495 13'x2'4" V09-N09 Double-paddle canoe image
Canoe Yawl Sailboat #105-11-60 23 ft Unknown Bolger design 1960 strip planked/ballasted keel sold in 2009 in Boston image
Canoe Yawl Canoe Yawl #433 21'x6' V11-N10 image
Canoe Yawl Concept 16'x6'6" V10-N10
Canoe Yawl Concept 28'x6'7" V10-N20
Caribbean Liveaboard #355 38'x9' V10-N03 image
Cartopper sail, row, power #519 11'6'X4' image
Casual Sailing Dinghy Sail Row 16' or 19'6 X 6' gaff cat, centreboard, day-racer-sailer. aka Cartoon 40 aka Plywood Catboat
Cat Ketch Power #354 37' V09-N06
Catfish Beachcruiser V11-N08
Catfish Beachcruiser Cat sail 4##? 15' 1 1/2" x 6' 6" Plywood catboat with salient keel fin. Flat bottom, double chine. aka Beach Cat
Centennial II Sail #322 24'0" x 5'11" x 3'6" Plywood Cat Yawl Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#11 image
Ceremonial Barge Row 23'3" x4'6" Rowboat - plywood, four oars - ref: BWAOM Ch#12 image
Champlain OB 9.9 hp #636 22' V14-N07,V16-N11 Step-sharpie 22' Trailerable OB cabin cruiser - image
Champlain, update #636 V16-N11
Charity Power - 5,000 lbs displ. #398 25'6" x8' Outboard Dayboat - aluminum planing hull - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#17 image
Charlie's Catboat #530 29'x8'3" V09-N08
Chebacco Sail #540, #575 19'8" x 7'5" V15-N16 Cat yawl. Ref: BWAOM, image link
Chebacco 25 #602 25'4"x7'11" V12-N04 image
Chebacco Boat #1 Sail - 1,740 lbs displ. 19'8" x7'5" Dayboat - plywood cat yawl - ref: BWAOM Ch#45
Chebacco Boat #2 Sail - 1,740 lbs displ. 19'8" x7'5" Cruiser - plywood cat yawl - ref: BWAOM Ch#45
Chebbaco #575 15 4 V15-N04
Chebbaco 20 Cat-Yawl #540 19'8"x7'9" V20-N02 image
Chicago Coble Power - 2,800 lbs displ. #273 25'1" x6' Dayboat - outboard, 2 versions - ref: FoldingSch Ch#26
Chippewa Power #10-58 20' x7'9" Dayboat - planing hull - ref: SmallBoats Ch#31 image
Clam Cabin Skiff 5 hp to 40 hp O.B. #606 18'x5'3" V17-N22 Rugged flat bottom plywood workskiff. aka "Workskiff 18" image link
Clam Skiff Power - 1,100 lbs displ. #606 18' x5'3" V11-N17 Fishing boat - outboard, plywood - ref: BWAOM Ch#15
Class lV OSTAR Racer 29'6"x7'6" V12-N24
Coastal 22 #184-11-59 22'5" x 7'9" Texas Dory catalogue
Coastal Cruising V13-N16
Col.H.G.Hasler Sail #635 20'0"x8'0"x2'0" V15-N07,12 Steel singlehand circumnavigator, centerboard, Chinese gaff yawl. BDQ#12 & 13 image link
Cold Molded Sailboat Sail with OB auxiliary #483 36'0"x11'0"x4'6" V13-N18 Cold-molded, free-standing mast, gaff rig.
Cold-Water Outboard 15 hp outboard 21'3" x 7'2" x 9" Strip planked outboard power, early glass house example. SBJ Cartoon #7
Cold-water Sailboard Sail #301 15'9" x3'11" Daysailer - daggerboard, plywood - ref: FoldingSch Ch#5
Commercial Gill-Net IB power 51'6"x16'0"x5'6" V13-N08 Hard-chined wooden fishing vessel designed around a 600 hp twelve cylinder
Common Sense Skiff #571 15'6"x4'2" V10-N13 image
Commuter #566 20'x7'9" V11-N02
Compact Charter Schooner #348 45'3" x 14' 7" V11-N15 image
Corsair 24 Sail #467 23'6" x5'10" Aft-mast Daysailer - keel sharpie, no mainsail - ref: BWAOM Ch#30
Cove Dweller image link
Cruising Canoe image link
Cruising Catamaran 31'x16' V09-N image
Cruising Catamaran Single staysail from aft Motor, centreboard, workshop, rudder, cockpit image
Cruising Catamaran 50'x22' V10-N14 image
Cruising Catboat #536 21'10"x7'9" V12-N05 image
Cruising Chebbaco V15-N15 Cruising Chebbaco Light Cruiser version
Cruising Cutter Cruising Cutter Concept 25'6"x4'6" V15-N24
Cruising Lugger sail Concept 35'0"x8'1"x5'6" V13-N12 Thames barge hull with dipping lug and a deep keel.
Cruising Rowboat Row - 2,050 lbs displ. 21' x5' Rowboat - strip planked - ref: BWAOM Ch#13 image
Cruising Sharpie Cruising Sharpie 56'x10'7" V10-N07
Crystal Row - 593 lbs. displ. #352 15'6"" x 3'6" V19-N05 Plywood Rowboat - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#3; image
Currach Power - 6,400 lbs displ. #408 24' x7'7" Outboard Ferry - steel planing hull - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#16 image
Cynthia J Sail #289 14'6" x5'6" Mini-cruiser - plywood leeboard catboat - ref: FoldingSch Ch#10 image
Dakini Sailing dory 34'6" x 7'11" image link
Dakota Ouboard, 50 hp 38'8"x7'3"x1'0" 'Prefabricated River Cruiser' image
Dart Dinghy Sail 11'6" x4'6" Dinghy - multichine plywood - ref: BWAOM Ch#6 image
Dawn Treader 48' x 12'8" Boatbuilder Sept'95 Steel dipping lugsail 'Solution48" image
Day Racing Schooner Sail - 11,850 lbs displ. #541 39'9" x8'11" V09-N17,V19-N09 Cruiser - deep keel, fisherman style - ref: BWAOM Ch#42; BDQ#2
Daysailer/Overnighter Marconi Sloop, IB #176 41'6"x7'7"x5'3" V15-N21 Carvel planked keel day sailer with cuddy. image
Daysailer/Weekender Daysailer/Weekender 33'x7'7" V13-N04
Defender oar #236 11' x 3'10" Vintage lapstrake yacht tender image link
Delaware Trawler image link
Design 344 Sail #344 21' x 6'(?) V26-N11 Proposed home-built version of Dovekie image link
Destrier Power #8-58 28' x11' Cruiser - lapstrake planing hull - ref: SmallBoats Ch#33
Deuce #473 17' x 4'10" x 3'3" Old Common Sense Designs catalogue, English Cutter "The Deuce"
Diablo Power (24 Max H.P.) #432 15'x5' Double chine open powerboat. image
Diablo Grande power #603 18'0"x6'0" Double chine open powerboat for 40 hp OB. Ref: BDQ#18 image
Diamond Cruising Kayak double paddle Concept ~19.5' V15-N10 Plywood kayak with copious gear stowage. aka 'Diamond' image link
Dido Sprit Cat Yawl, w/ 9' oar #431 25'7"x6'7"x7" Fiberglass/Airex homebuild option to a Dovekie + precursor to Birdwatcher.
Diesel Launch Yanmar diesel, mizzen #379? 12m x 2.44m x .75m Box keel slender 39'4" launch Construction #579? illegible number
Diesel Launch 39'4"x8' V12-N14
Dolphin Row, Sail - 1,200 lbs #259 18' x4' Dayboat - round-bilge double-ender - ref: SmallBoats Ch#9 image
Donovan's Tender Oars #647 11'8" x 4'2" V15-N18 Modified punt rowboat with low power OB option. image
Double Brick image link
Double Eagle Sail/ yawlboat auxiliary #646 39' x 16'6" V16-N09,10 Plywood catamaran. image
Double Eagle 657 Sail designed for #657 39'0"x20'0" V18-N11,12 Enlarged, modified "Double Eagle" catamaran.
Double Eagle Yawlboat power #651 12'2" x 6'3" V16-N08 Yawlboat for the Double Eagle sailboat image
Double Query Sail #377 16' x7'9" Ply Bowsteering Daysailer Catamaran - D.Boats#30
Dovekie 21 Sail, Row #292 21.4' x6' Cruiser - production fibreglass - ref: FoldingSch Ch#24 image
Dugong 167 sf sail / oars #365 26'0"x5'4"x3 ft Cold-molded Ref: Different Boats, Chapter 8 big sister to Dovekie image
Dugout Power 11'9" x3' Outboard Dayboat - carved from wooden lifts - ref: BWAOM Ch#35 image
Dynamite Sailboard Sail - 250 lbs displ. #406 15'11" x2' Sailboard - plywood - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#2 image link
Economy Motorsailer Power, Sail #282 25'10" x7'8" Cruiser - outboard, moulded hull - ref: FoldingSch Ch#28
Economy Seagoing Cruiser Sail - 8,300 lbs displ. 34'6" x6'6" x1'1.5" Sharpie Cruiser - plywood, leeboards - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#1 image
Eeek! Sail - 280 lbs displ. #407 11'6" x2' Cruising Canoe - plywood, leeboard - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#1 image link
Egg Harbor 31 Power May 1957 31
Electric Launch 24V 1 hp electric #321 15'11" x 4'6" Electric Motor Inboard Launch Airex fiberglass - DBoats Ch#5 also SBJ V2#2
Electric Spartina image link
Elegant Folkboat image link
Elegant Punt Sail #279 7'9" x3'7" Dinghy - plywood - ref: FoldingSch Ch#1 image link
Express 22 Power #149 22'6"x 7'6" x 8" Texas Dory plan 25 80-250 hp outboard or I/O
Fancy Sail - 725 lbs displ. #394 15'7" x13'3" Dayboat - Friendship sloop lookalike - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#29 image
Fantail Launch #419 21'x6' V11-N20 23?'x6' image
Fast Beach Landing 36'x8'3" V12-N02
Fast Brick image
Fast Cruising Schooner 50'x13'6" V12-N09
Fast Motorsailer #560 25'x6'6" V10-N02
Fast Sport Fisherman 32'x12' V10-N19
Fast Sternwheeler Power 25'6" x7'8" Cruiser - plywood garvey hull - ref: BWAOM Ch#59 image
Featherwind sail/row #262 15'6" x 4'6" Modified twice by Carnell, approved by Bolger. image
Felucca Sail - 665 lbs. displ. #349 4.9m x 1.52m Leeboards Beach Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#7 image
Fenestra V21-N05
Fiddler II Power - 2,000 lbs displ. #391 15'10" x6'8" Minimal Cruiser - planing hull, outboard - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#4 image
Fie Fia #154 32'x9' V11-N23 Tropical Commuter image
Fieldmouse sail #234 7'9" x 4'0" Lapstrake sailing pram image
Fiji sail with I/O diesel #662 39'4"x12'1"x2'1" V20-N10,11,12 Plywood box-cutwater sharpie bluewater cruiser Ref: BDQ#22, image
Firebrand Power - 1,120 lbs displ. #388 26'6" x4'3" Steam Launch - plywood, planing hull - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#9 image
Fishcat Power #469 (?) 16 feet catamaran image link
Fisher-Boy 15 OB #201 15'4" x 5'6" Texas Dory plan #10 20 hp outboard dory runabout
Fisher-Boy 15 inboard OB #201b 15'4" x 5'6" Texas Dory plan #10 4 hp inboard motor, November '66 'rental fishing boat'
Fisherman's Launch Power #537 21'4" WoodenBoat #164 or Small Boat Journal #67 aka Sometime or Never
Flat Bottom Outboard Cruiser image link
Flat Iron Skiff #414 14'x3'3" V11-N13 21'?x6'?
Flying Cloud Sailing Pram #614? 8'x4' V11-N17?
Flying Splinter Power - 3,900 lbs displ. #319 29.5' x6.86' Dayboat - planing, auxiliary sail - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#22
Folding Schooner Sail #268 31' x 5' V17-N07 Open skiff hull folds for compact storage image link
Forest Belle Sailboat Cartoon Carvel planked yawl. Narrow beam. Woodenboat #66 Sep/Oct 1985 image
Garvey Daysailer 18'x6'9" V12-N15 image link
Garvey Outboard Utility 16'x6' V12-N22
Gill-netter Houseboat Power - 15,650 lbs displ. #302 35'10" x12' Houseboat - inboard, lobsterboat hull - ref: FoldingSch Ch#31
Gloucester Yawl Sail #261 21' x5'6" Dayboat - 3 masts, box keel - ref: SmallBoats Ch#10
Glouchester Gull runabout OB 15'4"x4'2 Texas Dory plan 12 7 1/2 to 20 hp Outboard runabout "Gas Saver Dory Skiff"
Grandpa's Pirate Ship Sail - 5,300 lbs displ. 22' x8'11" Cruiser - bilge keels, cat rig - ref: BWAOM Ch#51 image
Grout See: "Brick Connecter"
Gulf of Mexico Cruiser Cruiser Concept 49'x15'x2'6" V13-N02
Gypsy 58 sf sprit rig sail #436 15' x 4' V14-N06? 150 lbs two chine tack + tape daggerboard fast sailboat image link
Halloween Power - 2,500 lbs displ. #211 25'6" x6'10" Dayboat - round-bilge planing hull - ref: SmallBoats Ch#32 image
Harbinger Sail #280 15' x7'1" Dayboat - moulded hull, cat rig - ref: FoldingSch Ch#22 image
Hard Bottom Inflatable 7'6"x4' V13-N22 image
Hard Bottom Inflatable Hard Bottom Inflatable #438 20' V11-N14 image
Hardbottom Inflatable oars Concept 7'6"/6'5"x4'0"/2'9" V13-N22 Rigid Inflatable Boat
Hawkeye 18' V10-N09 Step-Sharpie Outboard Utility image
Hawkeye Power #587 18'6" x7'9" V12-N07 Outboard Dayboat - plywood, box cutwater-keel - ref: BWAOM Ch#1, BDQ#3 image
Hermes Long Distance Rowing #585 21' V17-N23 Long Distance Rowing Cruiser
Hesperus Sail - 21,600 lbs displ. #156 45' x10'6" Cruiser - RORC racer - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#36
His and Her Schooner Sail 126sf #512 19'6" x 4'3" x 3' ref: BWAOM Ch#25, SBJ No.57 Oct87 aka Singlehand Schooner image link
Homebuilt Yawl Sail w/ob 39' x 10'5" x2' V14-N12 Multi-chine ply Bermudan centerboard cruising yawl.
Hope Power #258 16' x6'4" Lobsterboat - round-bilge planing hull - ref: SmallBoats Ch#30 image
Houseboat Concept 38' 38'x11'1" V11-N18 image link
Houseboat Concept 47' Low power Concept 47'x11'x15" V13-N21 Houseboat disguised as a power cruiser.
Hrairoo Sail - 2,500 lbs. displ. 16' x 6'6" x 1'6" Folding Wing Keel Micro-cruiser - Dboats preface
Iceboat Sail Iceboat - concept - ref: BWAOM Ch#4 image link
Idaho OB power #556 31'0"x5'3"x6" Wheelchair accessible plywood flat-bottomed cruiser. BDQ#7 image link
Illinois 50 hp OB #630 63'1" x 10'0" V16-N14 Self-Propelled Houseboat "A residence" cheap giant simulated yacht
Inboard Diesel Sport power #551 22'x 7 V17-N17
Inboard Power Cruising 50' V09-N04
Inlet Runner OB power Concept 22'0"x3'5" V14-N10 Plywood (or other sheet) rough water utility. No completed plans. image link
Insolent 60 sail #666 63'0" V19-N14 Maximum folding schooner, sleeps 6, folds to 30' on trailer image link
International V11-N01 Rig Conversion
Jack Hanna sail #565 29' 6" Double-ended cruising ketch.
Japanese Beach Cruiser Spritsail, Cat Yawl rig #522 3.8M x 1.8M Plywood lapstrake, leeboards, pram bow Ref: SBJ No 68. BWAOM Ch26 image link
Jessie Cooper Sail - 6,150 lbs displ. #389 25'6" x7'6" Cruiser - minimal liveaboard - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#12 image link
Jinni Sloop rigged. 158sqft 19'6"x5' V15-N19 Hard chined, double ended-family daysailer designed in June 1954. image
Jinni #426 123SF sprit rig cat yawl #426 15'6" x 4'2" V06-N17 plumb sided plywood camp cruiser
Jochems Schooner image
June Bug Rowing Sailing Tender #400 14'x3'3" V15-N17 Plywood box boat. image
Keel Canoe Yawl #514 25'6"x7'5" V12-N03
Keel Canoe Yawl Sail #614? 15' 6" V11-N17? Cold-molded double-ended cruising yawl. Gaff main w/topsail.
Keel Catboat Cat yawl Concept 20'0"x7'10"x2'0" cold-molded sim. Long Micro 4 berths, 280SF sprit sail, w/7 hp inboard motor
Keel Catboat/Cat Yawl 20'x7'10" V13-N05
Keel Daysailer 17'10" x 6'1" V13-N01 image
Keel Daysailer Sail - 1,640 lbs displ. 18'10" x5'6" Daysailer - gaff cat rig, round bilge - ref: BWAOM Ch#29 image
Keel Sailing Dinghy Sail 8' x 3'9" Lapstrake yacht tender with long shallow keel image
Keel Sailing Dinghy #427 8'x3' V11-N09 image
Keel Sharpie Live Aboard 55' x 9'6 V16-N06
Keel Whaler Sloop Sail - 2,680 lbs displ. #396 20' x6' Daysailer - lapstrake double-ender - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#31 image
Keelboat Sail - 6,600 lbs displ. 38'9" x8' Cruiser - river keelboat representation - ref: BWAOM Ch#38 image
Kotick Paddle #240 15' x1'11" Canoe - strip-planked kayak - ref: SmallBoats Ch#13 image link
Ladyslipper Sail - 925 lbs. displ. #318 7'6" x 5' x 1'11" Keel dinghy - ref: Diff. Boat Ch#2 image
Lake Launch, 15'6" power #549 15'6" x4'1" V13-N03 Open skiff, like Sneakeasy. Surrey top, ducktails image link
Lake Launch, 40 ft dual OB power #553 40'x8'x1'1.5" V14-N02 Plywood launch with small cabin.
Lake Launch, steel Power - 8,500 lbs displ. #290 44' 11" x9'1" Dayboat - steel - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#15
Lapstrake Chebacco Sail 19'6" x7'9" Dayboat - lapstrake cat yawl - ref: BWAOM Ch#45 image
Lapstrake Chebacco 25 Sail - 2,300 lbs displ. 25'4" x7'11" Dayboat-cruiser - lapstrake cat yawl - ref: BWAOM Ch#45
Lapstrake Express 22 OB #155 22'6" x 7'8" Texas Dory plan 16 60-100 hp single or dual outboards, lapstrake dory
Le Dulci-Mer Balanced Lug Sail #457 30 ft Plywood sailboat, wing keel ballast like Insolent 60 image
Leeboard Catboat Sail - 6,650 lbs displ. 21'10" x7'9" Cruiser - cat rig - ref: BWAOM Ch#67 image
Leeboard Yawl sail Concept 22'0"x7'0"x1'6" V14-N05 Marconi rigged yawl, cold molded.
Libboo Power - 7,300 lbs displ. #393 25'6" x10' Cruiser - carvel hull - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#20
Light Cruiser 51'6"x13' V09-N22 V23-N20? image
Light Displacement Cruiser Power - 33,600 lbs. displ. #351 52' x15' x3'10" Planing Hull Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#22
Light Dory (Type 1) Golden River Oar 1952? 15'6" x 4' Planked round-sided dory, early Light Dory design #140
Light Dory (Type 2) 1961? 1961 Similar brief to round sided Golden River, but flat sided. PCB's own selfbuilt
Light Dory (Type 3) Oar #140-11- 15'6" SBJ Feb. 1980. "How to build the Gloucester Light Dory", Payson 1982.
Light Dory (Type 4) Glouchester Gull Rowing Dory 7 ft Oar #140-3 15'6" x 4' Texas Dory plan 11 Gloucester Gull rowing dory, plans sold by Capt. Jim Orrell.
Light Dory (Type 5) oar #265 4.74 m x 1.22 m 1973 Double-ended. Metric."Small Boats", Ch4, "Light Dory Type V" Refs: BDQ#16
Light Dory (Type 6) Gloucester Gull Oar #140-6 15'6" x 4' aka Gloucester Gull rev. Light Dory design #140 - 4 (Type 4) for Dynamite image link
Light Dory (Type 7)) Row #526 19' 6" x 4' V24-N20 Up to 3 people, 1 or 2 rowing. aka Long Light Dory, Stretched Light Dory
Light Dory (Type 8) Three Man rowboat #555 23'6" x 4' V18-N01, V24-N20 Up to 3 rowers. Largest stretch of the "Gull". image
Light Peapod oars #390 12'0"x3'8" V13-N14 Cold-molded wooden rowboat.
Light Power Cruiser IB power Concept 50'0"x9'4"x2'6" V14-N04? No completed design.
Light Schooner Sail #395 23'6" Open Daysailer or Camp Cruisers image
Lightfoot 24'x5' V02?-N18 Schooner
Lily Electric Power #627 15'4" x 4'10" V14-N14,22;V17-N18 An Electric Picnic Launch. image
Lion's Paw Sail - 15,000 lbs displ. #404 38'9" 10' Sharpie Cruiser - steel, leeboards - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#14 image
Little Superior Sail - 620 lbs displ. #288 10'3" x5' Dinghy - keel, lugsail - ref: FoldingSch Ch#19
Live-On-Board Scow Schooner sail/OB auxiliary #501 35'0"x11'8"x1'6" V19-N01 Leeboard scow, hard chines, commodious cabin. image
Lobsterboat Power - 8,950 lbs displ. #413 32' x11' Fishing Launch - carvel, semi-planing - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#25 image
Long Micro #486 19'6"x6' V11-N08 image
Longship Sail, Row 38' x8' Open Boat - Viking ship representation - ref: BWAOM Ch#39 image
Low Powered Outboard Cruiser OB #450 23'x6'10" V15-N22
Lun image link
Lynx Sail #255 14'8" x6'11" Cruiser - deep keel, round bilge - ref: SmallBoats Ch#18 image link
Madeline (Paddlin') Pedal Power #441 19'6" X 7' 10" V??-N12 Sidewheeler. Pedal Power .Direct drive geometry.7 knots! 2 person image link
Margaret Mead Sail 210' cargo carrier - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#31
Marina Cruiser Power, Sail - 5,000 lbs 21'3" x7'10" V17-N05 Cruiser - round bilge, lugsail - ref: BWAOM Ch#36
Martha Jane Sail 247sf lug rig #510 23'6" x 6'0" V18-N02 Boxy leeboard sharpie cruiser. Water ballast. image
Martha Jane Revised #510a V18-N03
Master Hand Sail #152 22'6" x18'9" Cruiser - Friendship sloop - ref: SmallBoats Ch#20 image
Matsue Traveler
Merlin (formerly Marina Cruiser) motorsailer #428 21'3" Compact short-range cruiser. Flush deck. Carvel construction. image
Micro Sail #422 15'4" V16-N16 Pocket cruiser sailboat image link
Micro Navigator #422a 15'4" V16-N16 Navigator cabin, Chinese Gaff rigged
Microtrawler #584 14'6x7'11 V09-N23 image
Mikim Power - 4,200 lbs displ. #376 24' x7'10" Fishing Launch - carvel hull - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#19 Also, called "Ilex"Vol.1#4 ABJ image
Miniature Steel Tug Power - 5,360lbs displ. 15'11" x7'9" Tug - box cutwater-keel - ref: BWAOM Ch#55 image[permanent dead link]
Minimum Kayak Power - 182 lbs displ. #284 11'5" x1'11" Kayak - plywood - ref: FoldingSch Ch#6 image
Minimum Proa
Minimum World Cruising #635 V15-N07
Minnesota Twin Outboard Cruiser #531 33' x 6'6" V17-N08 Twin Outboard Cruiser image link
Minstrel III Sail Cruising Schooner - fisherman-type schooner - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#6
Missouri River Keelboat #528 38'9"x8' V09-N11
Moccasin Sail - 12,200 lbs displ. #297 36'9" x9' Cruiser - c/b yawl - ref: FoldingSch Ch#27 image
Moderate Speed Power Concept 22'3" x 8' V16-N04
Modern Sandbagger image link
Modest Marina Cruiser image link
Monhegan Sail - 3,300 lbs displ. #237 18' x7' Cruiser - Friendship sloop - ref: SmallBoats Ch#19 image link
Morning Light 22 Sail, Power, & Oar. #190 22'4.5" x 6'6" Texas Dory plan 17 Sea/Surf & Rescue. July 1965. Fishing surf boat (motor well for small OB) boomless 80sf gunter rig w/36sf jib
Mortar See: "Brick Connecter"
Motor Canoe Row - 545 lbs displ. #582 15'9" x3' V09-N20 Dayboat - outboard, round bilge - ref: BWAOM Ch#14 image
Motorsailing Cargo Boat motorsailer #610 30'0"x9'0"x2'0" Plywood box forefoot hull with diesel inboard, cargo hold. Ref: Boatbuilder image
Mouser Sail - 1,220 lbs displ. #11-55- 16' x6'6" Trailer- Sailer - chine catboat, SmallBoats Ch#17, BDQ#13 image
Nahant Sail #242 25'6" x8'8" Cruiser - c/b, round bilge sloop - ref: SmallBoats Ch#27 image
Nancy Jack Sail #378 50' x9'11" Plywood Cargo Carrier - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#31
Navel Jelly Row #296 31' x4'3" Disposable Racer - 'instant boat' plywood - ref: FoldingSch Ch#7 image link
New England Fishing Vessel 160 to 200HP diesel 70'x14'x3' Low cost/power self buildable 'economical' commercial fishing vessel
Newfoundlander Sail - 9,300 lbs displ. 29' x8'3" Cruiser - deep keel, round bilge - ref: BWAOM Ch#32 image
Nightingale Sail #206 25'6" x6'6" x 2'6" Canoe Yawl Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#19
Nimbus Power - 26,300 lbs. displ. #368 34' x14' 3'5" Displacement Hull Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#24
Nina Sail - 565 lbs displ. #196 16' x 4' Dayboat - fibreglass - ref: SmallBoats Ch#16
Nord Coster #596 16'x6'6" V14-N04? Canoe Yawl image
Nymph sail/oar #425 7'9"x3'6" image
Nymph Cubed #527 15'6" x 7' V18-N02 Pocket Cruiser image
Ocean Crosser
Ocean Racer #127 30' x 6'10" V10-N12 Racing Powerboat c. 1960 strip-built construction. Inboard motor 'big block
Ocean-Crossing Rowboat Row, Sail - 4,300 lbs 33' x6' Rowboat - proposal - ref: FoldingSch Ch#25
Ocean-Going Rowing Project Row - 1,600 lbs displ. 30' x4'8" Rowboat - round-bilge singlehander - ref: SmallBoats Ch#6
Oceanic 30 OP #184-11-59 30'1" x 7'2" Texas Dory plan 18 45-80 hp dory
Oceanic 36 I/O #180 36' x 10' Texas Dory plan 19 Inboard/outboard (optional extension to 39'3")
Oceanic 45 Power #178 45' x 10' Texas Dory plan 20
Odd Lot Power - 11,000 lbs. displ. #307 33' x 11' x 2' Planing Hull Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#21
Offshore 26 Power OB #135-7-60 26'9" x 8'1" Texas Dory plan 22 35-100 hp OP single or twin.
Offshore Leeboarder Sail - 19,900 lbs displ. 39' x11' Cruiser - cat rig - ref: BWAOM Ch#72 image link
Old Shoe 91 SF cat yawl. 3 hp OB #449 11'7" X 5'1" X 1'3" 200 lbs lead ballast. Day sailer with king-size bed. Tentable. Birdwatcherable. image link
Oldshoe Cat Yawl 12' x 5'4" V03-N06
Omega Power #235 15m x4.6m x1.2m Displacement Hull Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#26
One Man Liveaboard One Man Liveaboard 19' x 7'6" V16-N03
Open Water Utility Gas inboard power #488 25'6"x7'6" V18-N17 Precursor to "Shivaree", cold-molded, seats six. image
OSTAR Concept sail Concept 59'x11'x10' V13-N11 Molded hull for ocean racing: fore and aft rudders, Ljungstrom rig. image
OSTAR Racer #459 29'10"x7'10" V10-N01 image link
OSTAR Racer IV image link
Otter Sail #231 19'6" x4'10" Daysailer-cruiser - leeboard plywood sharpie - ref: SmallBoats Ch#22 image
Otter II Sail #375 19'6" x 5'10" Plywood Cat Yawl Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#13
Out O'Gloucester 30 power 1957 30'0"x11'9"x2'5" Carvel & cross-planked cabin cruiser. 1957-1962; approx, 200 built. Ref: BDQ#19
Outboard cruiser Power 36' x 10' x 1'6" Twin Outboard Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#12
Outboard Powered Canal Cruiser image link
Outboard Utility power #323 21'x6' V14-N06? image
Outboard Utility 23' Outboard #405 23'0" x 7'8" V12-N19 Plywood utility boat, tortured ply for fine entrance lines [#40? illegible number]
Paddling Skiff #613 7'6"x2' V11-N21 image link
Palo de Agua Sail - 12,500 lbs displ. #373 35'4" x8'6" Cruiser - c/b, cat rig - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#34 image
Pari-Mutuel Schooner Sail Head Boat - steel 5-mast schooner - ref: FoldingSch Ch#14
Party Fishing Boat power #263 50'11"x15'0"x4'0" V13-N15 Ferrocement, 49,000 pounds image
Payson Pirogue Padle - 330 lbs displ. 13' x2'4" Canoe - plywood - ref: BWAOM Ch#3 image link
Petty Yacht Tender Row, Sail - 430 lbs displ. #184 7'9" x 3'10" Dinghy - fibreglass - ref: FoldingSch Ch#18
Pico Sail - 1,850 lbs displ. #386 21.3' x6' Daysailer - leeboard double-ender - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#32 image
Pinky Schooner Sail #385 65'0"x14'0"x5'0" V13-N20 Cold-molded over strip planking. image
Pirate Racer Sail #542 14'6" x4' Dayboat - plywood, lateen rig - ref: BWAOM Ch#20 image
Pirogue 12 Sail (gaff rig) 30.5 sf #637 11'6" x 2'0" 45 lbs. V15-N02 3 sheets of 1/2" plywood,. 6/1/97
Pirogue 16 sail, oars, paddles #451 16'0"x3'3" Plywood flat-bottom boat with decks designed for cheap fast construction.
Plain 18 power (1 or 2 OB to #472 18' x 7' V16-N24 image
Plank Pipante padled and poled #_20 28'x4.5' Planked replica of dugout canoe indigenous to Honduras [#?20] number illegible
Planked Pipante 28'x4'5" V12-N08
Plywood 12 1/2 sail #628 16'2"x5'8"x2'9" Solent-rigged sloop keel daysailer designed after the Herreshoff 12 1/2. BDQ#9 image link
Plywood Catboat #535 15'6"x6'6" V12-N10 (aka Cartoon 40, Casual Sailing Dinghy)
Plywood Diesel Cruiser Power - 3,090 lbs displ. #574 23'6" x7'5" Cruiser - inboard planing hull - ref: BWAOM Ch#56 image
Plywood Trireme Row Cruiser - undeveloped idea - ref: FoldingSch Ch#17
Pointer image link
Pointy Skiff Power/Row #329 10'6" x 3'6" V17-N19 Row or small outboard (3HP)
Poohsticks oar #010-ii-57 11'4" x 3'10" Child's rowing skiff (Full details in Small Boats) image
Portland Skiff Power 18' x 6'6", Old Common Sense Designs 1996, similar to Diablo Grande
Power Catamaran, 15'6" Power #598 15'6" x 6' V12-N12
Power Catamaran, 22' #480 22' x 12'4" V10-N23
Power Yawlboat #583 11'4" x 5'3" V09-N15
Prancing Pony Sail #208 22' x18'8" Cruiser - deep keel, round bilge ketch - ref: SmallBoats Ch#26 image
Prefabricated River Cruiser OB #684 38.7'x7.2'x1' V13-N07 Plywood hull "State' series cruisers, many alternative superstructures & interiors. image
Presto Cruiser Sail - 5,500lbs displ. 27' x6'10" Cruiser - round bilge cat ketch - ref: BWAOM Ch#50
Presto Gauntlet Sail #269 Cruiser - round-bilge hull for #267 - ref: FoldingSch Ch#12
Prince William Sound Yawl Sail, OB or oar auxiliary #356 16' 3"x 4'6" 200# V16-N23 Cold-molded cat yawl. Diff. Boats ch. 6 image link
Proa Sail #217 39'6" x19'6" Dayboat - plywood - ref: FoldingSch Ch#15 image
Production Power Cruiser #207 27' x 10'9" V14-N11 image
Providence S & P 60+ft Larger relation to AntiSpray, Walrus, box keel. Blue & brown water capable.
Puffer 40 Power (1 or 2 OBs) Concept 40'0"x14'0"x2'0" V16-N15 Coastal cruising houseboat style after Scottish Puffer workboat, plywood box hull. image
Pulling Boat #218 15'6" x 4'2" V08-N15
Pushmepullyou #276 44'x7'6" V17-N09 Two Section Cruiser image
Quahaug Power - 2200 lbs. displ. #325 15'11" x 7'6" Inboard Launch - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#4
Queen Mab gaff rig cat sail, paddle #638 84"x32"x5.25" V14-N13 30 lbs lapstrake sailboat aka "A Small Yacht" image link
Queequeg Cold Moulded Daysailer #444 21'4"x6'6" V10-N22 image link
Query Sail #360 16' x4'6" Plywood, Bow-steering Daysailer - ref: D Boats#30
Quest Power - 17,000 lbs displ. #347 38' x11'9" Cruiser - steel displacement hull - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#18 image
Quickstep Sail - 2,160 lbs displ. #256 19'10" x5'8" Cruiser - leeboards, round bilge - ref: SmallBoats Ch#24
Racing Clipper Dory sail #194 25'6" V19-N11 Open marconi sloop rigged boat in plywood or batten-seam. image
Recreational Rowboat Row - 630 lbs displ. #300 13'9" x4' V18-N22 Dinghy - moulded hull - ref: FoldingSch Ch#21 image
Red Zinger Cat Yawl #460 25'6x7'10 V09-N19 Cat Yawl image
Reiver II Motorsailer #621 49'2"x14'0"x2'4" Molded hull with cabin, pilothouse, diesel inboard and dipping lug rig. Ref: BDQ#8
Resolution Sail - 27,000 lbs displ. #312 48' x 11' Houseboat - Bolger liveaboard - ref: FoldingSch Ch#32 image
Retriever 50-100 hp OB #631 22' V14-N08,V16-N07 Step-sharpie fast cabin cruiser. image
Romp Sail-no engine #372 30' x 8'4" V16-N13 Ocean cruising yawl, centerboard, cold-molded. image link
Rondo II Sail - 2,000 lbs displ. #295 39'6" x6'8" Cruiser - plywood 3-mast schooner - ref: FoldingSch Ch#13 image
Rose Sail - 1,025,920 lbs displ. #225 114' x30' Frigate - based on 1751 ship - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#39 image
Rose Pinnace Row, Sail #229 28' x6'6" Dayboat - round bilge - ref: SmallBoats Ch#11
Rough Water Outboard Utility Power #01-50 15'6"x6'0" V13-N13 Speedboat with OB in a well—the first boat ever built from a PCB plan, in 1950. image link
Row/Sail Tender for Tahiti Sail/Oar #655 8' punt with gaff sail & leeboard
Rowing/Outboard Motor oar or OB 16'0"x4'5" V13-N10 Steam-bent framed carvel planked deckboats for use on the ship Rose Re:
Rubens Nymph sail, row or 2 HP #516 7'9"x4'6" Same length and construction as Nymph, but wider. image
Sailing St Pierre dory Sail 26'10" x9' Dory Cruiser - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#12
Salvage I Two Diesel inboards #626 49'6" V18-N14 46,500 lbs displacement steel tug yacht. image
Sampan Express Power to 250 hp. #147 22' 6" x 7' 6" x 8" I/O Dory Skiff with cabin, 2 chine flat bottom plywood
Sampan Express 30 #148 30 ft Texas Dory catalogue
Sampan/Express 17 Outboard #188 17' x 6'6" Texas Dory plan 23 5 panel plywood runabout, 25-75 hp outboard
Sampan/Express 26 Power #145-4/61 25'9" x 7'10" x 9" Texas Dory plan 26 80-300 hp outboard or I/O single or twin
Sampan/Express 30 Power #148 30' x 7'10" x 9" Texas Dory plan 27 80-300 hp outboard or I/O
Sampan/Express 36 Power #148x 36' x 7'10" x 9" Texas Dory plan 27 +6 ft extension of Sampan/Express 30
Samuel Clyde Power - 8,000 lbs displ. #544 31' x8'3" Cruiser - plywood inboard-outboard - ref: BWAOM Ch#62 image
Schooner proposal Sail 44' x10' Cruising Schooner - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#6
Schooner Rigged V11-N24
Schorpioen Chinese gaff sloop #649 35' V16-N19,20 Coastal Cruising Trimaran image
Schuyt Houseboat Sail 447sf - 10 hp diesel 28'10" x 10'5" Houseboat - leeboard double-ender - ref: BWAOM Ch#40, SBJ No.30 May83 image
Scow Schooner Sail - 7,700 lbs displ. 28' x9'10" Cruiser - plywood - ref: BWAOM Ch#41
Scow Schooner Concept 90'x28' V11-N19
Sea Hawk Power #170 38' x12' Cruiser - carvel, semi-planing - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#24 image
Sea Hawk, 15'6" outboard to 20 hp. #247 15' 6" x 4' 2" Texas Dory catalogue plywood dory skiff - ref: SmallBoats Ch#28, 160 lbs.
Sea or Ski 19 outboard #134-7-60 19'0" x 6'6" Texas Dory plan 28 25-80 hp outboard
Seabird '86 sail/OB auxiliary #525 23'0"x7'9"x2'6" V15-N09 Cabin cruiser 3 versions, Doghouse, Gaffrig, Lugrig. BDQ#15 image link
Seaguin Power #232 15'6" x7'1" Dayboat - round-bilge planing hull - ref: SmallBoats Ch#29 image
Shadow Power - 2,750 lbs displ. #403 25'6" Dayboat-camper - OMC Sea Drive - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#21 image
Shady Lady Power 39' x14' Houseboat with offshore capability- steel, box keel - ref: BWAOM Ch#73 image
Sharpie Camper Cruiser #426 15' x 4' V06-N17 aka Jinni
Sharpie Catamaran Concept sail Concept 23'6"x12'0" V14-N03 Cheap cat with a box cabin and a leg o' mutton rig. image
Sharpshooter Power #339 23' x5"7" Outboard Launch - plywood, 2 versions - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#7 image
Shearwater, 28'3" Cat Yawl w/ sprit main 28'3 Fiberglass production, 'big sister' to Dovekie, circa 1984/5
Shearwater, 39'6" Sail - 5,250 lbs. displ. #353 39'6" x 10' x 3'3" Keel Schooner Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#19
Ship's Boat #506 14'6"x4'5" V09-N24 image
Shivaree 16 25-50 hp OB #518 16' x 7' V17-N01 Center console OB utility for cold-molding, lapstrake or carvel.
Shivaree 18/ Lobster Skiff Power #648 18'0"x7'0" Molded or lapstrake center console OB. Ref: BDQ#18 image link
Shoal Keel Daysailer sail Concept 24'0"x7'10"x2'0" V13-N24 Cold-molded gaff sloop, bilge keels, cabin.
Shoals Runner 17 Power #189 5/65 17'3 1/2" x 6' 2 1/2" Texas Dory plan 34 Fishing dory 9-15 hp
Shoebox Pram 5'6" x 3'3" V07-N02
Shoebox Punt Oar #539 5'6"x3'6" Compact yacht tender/dingy
Singapore Cutter Sail/oars #617 29'6"x7'6" V12-N01, V18-N15 open sprit yawl designed for up to eight oars . image
Singlehander Cat Sail #523 20' image link
Sir Joseph Banks Sail 95.1' x15.75' Cargo Vessel - steel sharpie - ref: BWAOM Ch#75
Six Gun Ship Of The Line 30' V09-N07
Skillygallee Sail, w/ 6 hp to 10 hp O.B. #416 29 ft x 7 ft x1'6"/5'3" V14-N16 Cat Yawl, upsized Black Skimmer. 364sf sail area. Ch13 '30-Odd Boats'
Skimmer power 10-15 H.P. #417 8'x4' Poor-man's 'Boston Whaler'. image
Slicer Power 29' x5'2" Outboard Dayboat - plywood - ref: BWAOM Ch#19 image link
Sliding Seat Bateau
Small Auxiliary Cruising Small Auxiliary Cruising 20'x9' V17-N24
Small Commercial Fishingboat #588 19'6"x7'4" V10-N15
Sneakeasy Power 26'6" Power Sharpie image link
Snow Leopard Power - 2,900 lbs displ. 28' x7' Speedboat - concept/model boat - ref: BWAOM Ch#34
Solution 48 Sail #370 48' x12'8" x2'6" Steel Hull Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#25
Sparkler Sail - 1,360 lbs displ. #409 19' x4'11" Daysailer - c/b, plywood - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#5 image link
Spartina Catboat #594 15'4"x7' V11-N05 image
Spartina, electric Sail w/electric option #594B 15' 4" Lapstrake sailboat. Centerboard, or electric power with batteries in shoal keel.
Special Olympics Bateau image link
Speed Launch #492 29'x5'2" V10-N05 AKA Gale
Spur II Utility Rowboat #600 15'4"x4'6" V10-N21 Rowboat - lapstrake - ref: BWAOM Ch#11, BDQ#11 500 lbs displ. image
Spur l (1963) Oar - Whithall Type #167 16'0" x 4'5" V21-N19 Popular Boating Dec 1964 (cover story); 15Feb2004; See "Small Boats" dust
St. Valery Sail with OB Auxiliary #625 7.66m x 2.1m V15-N14 Normandy Lug Schooner in plywood lapstrake BDQ#10
Staysail Cat Sail - 4,000 lbs displ. 31' x6'1" Aft-mast Daysailer - keel sharpie, no mainsail - ref: BWAOM Ch#30 image
Steel Excursion Boat Concept 60'x14' V11-N06
Steel Trawler #409 Old Common Sense Designs catalogue
Stone Camel sail/IB auxiliary #249 25'9"x7'10"x2'0" Gaff-rigged leeboard sloop designed for GRP, after Crocker's Stone Horse. Ref:
Storm Petrel Sail/Outboard #337 16'4" x 5'2" Fixed Keel Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#10 image link
Striker P 29'x7'5" V12-N11 Early box keel steel production boats, 15Oct99, pre-Bell's Puffer
Summer Ease sail #471 23' 6" V16-N22 Hard-chine water-ballasted cat-ketch. image link
Summer Hen #476 Reuben Trane (Mud hen, Marsh Hen, etc.,) commission for commercial frp
Super Brick Lateen rigged with OB #559 19'6" x 7'10" V08-N07, V10-N24 Box-hulled shanty boat, trailerable, sleeps four, enclosed head, full galley. image
Superbrick image link
Supermouse Sail 11'6" x6'6" Microcruiser - lapstrake pram - ref: BWAOM Ch#9 image
Surf Sail #287 15'6" x3'7" Daysailer - leeboard, plywood - ref: FoldingSch Ch#2
Surfmaster 19 Outboard to 35 hp. #167 19' 7" x 5' 4" Texas Dory plan 35 2 chine plywood dory skiff 10-35 hp outboard
Surfmaster 23 Outboard to 35 hp. #158 23' 9 1/2" x 6'" Texas Dory plan 35 2 chine plywood dory skiff 10-35hp outboard
Surfmaster 27 OB #179 27'0" x 7'6" Texas Dory plan 36 I/O 80-260 hp V4 to V8
Swallow Sail - 615 lbs displ. #392 12' x5' Dinghy - fixed keel - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#27 image
Swedish Cruiser Sail - 22,700 lbs. displ. #326 12.1m x 3.3m x 0.6m C/b Chinese Rig Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#20
Sweet Pea Row, Sail - weighs 150 lbs #570 15' x4'4" Dayboat - plywood surf dory sprit or sharpie rig - ref: BWAOM Ch#10 image link
Swinging Ballast Concept sail Concept 23'6"x4'10"x4'6"/6" V13-N23 Sharpie hull with laterally swinging balasted leeboards. image
Sybil's Yawl outboard yawlboat pram #507 7'6" x 3'1" V10-N04 Was listed in 1990 era Common Sense Boats catalogue. Glued Clinker Pram
Tahiti Diesel Inboard #653 38'6" V17-N12,13,14 Ocean Passagemaker image link
Tahiti Design Ocean Passagemaker #653 38'6" V17-N12
Tarantula #563 23'6x3'11" V10-N17 Fast Keelboat image
Tartar #424 Old Common Sense Designs catalogue
Tasmanian Yawl #447 25'6"x7'9" V?09—N21 image
Tasmanian Yawl? #447 37'x11'3" V?28-N
Teal Row-Sail #310 12' X 3'6" V16-N21 elegant small craft, 2 sheets of plywood, "Instant Boat type" image link
Tennessee 9.9 hp outboard #359 29'11" x 6'2" x 5" Power Sharpie Cruiser, 'poor man's Cigarette Boat' - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#12
Texas Clipper 25 Sail 168sf #195 25'6" x 6'4" Texas Dory plan 37 racing sailing dory
Texas Dory Express 19 Outboard #186 19'-0"x7'0" Texas Dory plan 24 25-75 hp outboard
Thomastown Galley R, S, P - 810 lbs displ. #215 15'6" x4'1" Dayboat - plywood - ref: SmallBoats Ch#8 image link
Three-metre Multihull Sail 10' x7'10" Daysailer - minimal trimaran - ref: BWAOM Ch#8
Tiger Lilly Power - 9,200 lbs displ. 45' x10'3" Cruiser - plywood, planing hull - ref: FoldingSch Ch#16
Tiny Cat (or Bobcat) sail 110sf- 690 lbs displ. #470 12'3" x 6' Tack & tape plywood Catboat homebuilt 'Beetle Cat': SBJ No.40 Jan85 Cartoon#16 image link
Titania Sail - 21,700 lbs displ. #402 50' x10'10" Cruiser - bilgeboard schooner - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#37 image
Titmouse Sailing Training Dinghy 11'x5' V13-N17 image link
Tonweya Sail - 31,600 lbs displ. #380 50' x13' Cruiser - c/b, Chinese rig - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#38 image
Topaz Power, Trailerable #650 31'1" x 7'4" V16-N05,V19-N03 Elegant, trailerable, light, planing power cruiser with glass house image
Topaz Spyder Power #650-2 31'4"x7'9" V19-N04 Modification of "Topaz", open utility OB cruiser. image link
Tortoise Sailing Pram #363 6'8 x 3'8 V16-N15 2 sheets of 1/4" plywood, Lateen rigged image
Toy Riverboat Power #272 20'5" x8' Dayboat - plywood sidewheeler - ref: FoldingSch Ch#8
Trailer Cruising Cat/Yawl sail, OB auxiliary Concept 28'0"x7'4"x6" V13-N06 Molded fiberglass for Florida Bay Boats—failed design. image
Trailerable Yawl #564 23'5"x7'6" V10-N06 image
Translucent Tender #442 8 ' V09-N03
Trashcat Low power outboard, e.g. 15'6" x 8' x 7" Ply SOP sharpie hulls.ref MAIB 15Dec2005
Tri Tarantula Sail 23'6" x16' Daysailer - plywood trimaran - ref: BWAOM Ch#31
Triad Sail #336 50'10" x7'10" x1'4" Plywood Ketch Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#29
Triple-keel Sloop Sail - 3,800 lbs. displ. #320 22'0" x 7'4" x 1'6" Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boat Ch#9
Ultralight Cruiser Power - 20,000 lbs. displ. #374 15.75m 3.6m Planing Hull Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#23
Ultra-light rowboat for homebuilders oar Cartoon #5 15' x 3'10" 30-35 lbs plywood lapstrake w/truss frames dbl ended rowboat, SBJ magazine.
Unpretentious Cabin Cruiser #578 33'x10' V09-N10
Utility for Homebuilders Power #305 22' x7'6" Mini-cruiser - plywood, inboard - ref: FoldingSch Ch#9
Utility Nesting Skiff Rowboat Concept 11'6"x4'2" V13-N19 Rowboats designed to stack inside each other. image
Vanitie Sail - 1,210 lbs displ. #253 19'8" x15' Daysailer - keel sloop - ref: SmallBoats Ch#21
Variation on a Folkboat 25'8" x 7'3" V16-N02
Vectis Sail #309 5m x2.37m Cruiser - Itchen cutter - ref: FoldingSch Ch#20
Victoria Row - 800 lbs displ. #210 15'6" x4'2" V08-N15 Rowboat - round-bilge wooden hull - ref: SmallBoats Ch#5 Ref: image
Viking Longship #572 38' V09-N05
Viper Power #358 20'2" x3'8" Inboard Launch - plywood - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#8 image
Volunteer Sail - 13,900 lbs displ. 35' x8'11" Cruiser - leeboard cat yawl - ref: BWAOM Ch#65 image
Walrus 60'x 13' Chinese Gaff 1,881 SqFt. Jib 323, Twin Diesel auxiliary.
Watervan OB power #632 22.7'x8.07' V14-N09 Maximum Interior Volume 22' Cruiser image
Weekender Schooner #239 39'4"x10' V10-N11 image
Weston Martyr Sail, w/10 hp to 25 hp O.B. #487 45' x 6'9" V13-N18? narrow enough for English canal locks. 421sf Dipping Lug on tabernacle mast image link
Whaler sail/IB auxiliary 48'0"x11'0"x2'6" Thames barge-type keel sloop Canard sail. Ref: BDQ#21 image
Whaler ketch Sail - 6,100 lbs. displ. #369 28'9" x 7'0" x 2'3" C/b Or Leeboard Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#14
Whalewatcher Sail #561 29' Upsized birdwatcher type boat. Ref: BDQ#2 image link
William D. Jochems sail #639 25'6"x7'1" V14-N20 Family Schooner image
Willow #464 30'x8'6 V09-N12 Leeboard Sloop
Windermere power #633 31' 2 person, coastal, livaboard, trailerable cruiser image link
Windfola Sail - 1,835 lbs displ. #311 21' x7' Dayboat - lapstrake yawl - ref: FoldingSch Ch#23 image link
Windsprint sail #381 16'x4'6" daysailer, Instantboat image
Wish II Sail - 2,170 lbs displ. #399 20' x6'6" Micro-cruiser - plywood leeboard cat yawl - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#11 image
Wisp Sail - 685 lbs displ. #411 20' x4' V18-N18 Beach Cruiser - bilgeboards, canoe hull - ref: 30-Odd Boats Ch#30; image link
Wolf Pack image link
Wolf Trap Sail - 6,600 lbs. displ. #366 30' x10' x2' Cat Yawl Cruiser - ref: Diff. Boats Ch#18 image
Work Skiff #618u 15' V16-N21
Work Skiff 15 power (OB) #618 15'6"x4'1" V12-N06 image
Wyoming Power #520 51'6" x8'3" V18-N06 Cruiser - giant plywood sharpie - ref: BWAOM Ch#66; image
Yacht Tender #498 11'6"x3'6" V12-N13 image
Yamato Fishing Launch #511 25'x6' V11-N11
Yarrow Sail - 1,390 lbs displ. #233 16'1" x12'11" Daysailer - deep keel, round bilge - ref: SmallBoats Ch#25 image
Yellow Leaf Paddle - 470 lbs displ. #257 15'6" x3' Canoe - stitch & glue plywood - ref: SmallBoats Ch#12 image
Yonder 865sf Chinese Cat Yawl #665 30'4"x10'0"x2'0" 'Two-Some, Long Range Yawl', steel plate ballast shoe image link
Yorkhaven Power - 8,500 lbs displ. #278 30'2" x11'3" Dayboat/ Trawler Yacht - two versions - ref: 30oddBoats Ch#23 image
Zephyr Sail #316 20'9" Double ended Camp Cruiser image link

External links[edit]

Bolger-related websites[edit]

Bolger rowboats[edit]

Bolger sailboats[edit]

  • Sweet Pea Peapod 'Sweet Pea' design
  • Birdwatcher I
  • Birdwatcher II
  • Seabird '86, design #525
  • Superbrick
  • Schorpioen, design #649, trailerable, foldable, trimaran. This design was commissioned by Edward Medalis but he never built his dream boat.
  • Eeek!, 11'9" sailing canoe
  • Bolger Peero, shareware plans for the 12-foot Peero, or tiny sailing sharpie canoe. Published in Messing About in Boats. A successor to Eeek!

Bolger power boats[edit]

  • Barge Houseboat, design #481
  • Bonefish Concept, a 20"0" × 7'9" × 1"6" sportfisher with air-cooled engine.


  • Bolger, Philip C. (1973). Small Boats. Camden, ME: International Marine. ISBN 0-87742-036-X.
  • Bolger, Philip C. (1976). The Folding Schooner, and Other Adventures in Boat Design. Camden, ME: International Marine. ISBN 0-87742-083-1.
  • Bolger, Philip C. (1980). Different Boats. Camden, ME: International Marine. ISBN 0-87742-134-X.
  • Bolger, Philip C. (1982). Thirty Odd Boats. Camden, ME: International Marine. ISBN 0-87742-152-8.
  • Bolger, Philip C. (1983). Bolger Boats. Camden, ME: International Marine. ISBN 0-87742-168-4.
  • Bolger, Philip C. (1986). Schorpioen: A Novel of Southern Africa. Camden, ME: International Marine. ISBN 0-941997-00-6.
  • Bolger, Philip C. (1994). Boats with an Open Mind. Camden, ME: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press. ISBN 0-07-006376-1.
  • Bolger, Philip C. (1998). 103 Sailing Rigs "Straight Talk". Gloucester, ME: Phil Bolger & Friends, Inc. ISBN 0-9666995-0-5.


  1. ^ a b c Messing About in Boats. 25 (4): 28. July 2007. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Marquard, Bryan (2009-05-31). "Phil Bolger, Noted Designer of Boats from Gloucester". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  3. ^ Weber, Bruce (2009-06-01). "Philip C. Bolger, 81, Dies; Prolific Boat Designer". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  4. ^ 30-Odd Boats - Chapter 10
  5. ^ Small Boats - chapter 2
  6. ^ Ultrasimple Boatbuilding - Gavin Atkin
  7. ^ See also: Seaworthiness - The forgotten factor - C.A. Marchaj, Tiller, 1996
  8. ^ See all Bolger's books on design. In particular "Bolger Boats" and "Boats with an open mind".
  9. ^ a b National Fisherman. September 2004. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)