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30-Odd Boats


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Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Brand: Intl Marine Pub Co
EAN: 9780877421528
Edition: First American Edition
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 0877421528
Label: Intl Marine Pub Co
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Intl Marine Pub Co
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 286
Publication Date: September 01, 1982
Publisher: Intl Marine Pub Co
Studio: Intl Marine Pub Co

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Product Description:
Naval architect Phil Bolger lets his imagination soar once again in this, his fourth book of boat designs. The Bolger flair appears in every one of these 39 designs - from an 11 ½-foot sailing pirogue to a 26 ½-foot steam launch to a 115-foot full-rigged ship. In between are simple daysailers, cruising sharpies, fast powerboats, and lovely traditional sailing craft. His talent and eccentricities are self-evident - and only he can describe how own output in such an analytical yet entertaining fashion. The plans are reproduced large enough to allow close scrutiny, and there are designs for building in steel, aluminum, and wood (including cold-molding). Bolger tells you the origin of each design - sometimes a straightforward commission, sometimes a request for a solution to a specific problem, sometimes a contest that piqued his interest. And his solutions never fail to be unique. He also documents a few of his failures by sharing the lessons he learned. Interspersed among the relevant design comments (on leeboards, yulohs, bow steering, dipping lugs, sailboards) are philosophical arguments for and against various causes: taxation, equal rights, planned obsolescence, etymology, low-cost housing. The Bolger mind never rests. If you're already a Bolger fan, you now have a new prize for your collection; if you haven't met him via his earlier books, you have in your hands a great opportunity.


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