Bolger "One Man Lives Aboard"

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  1. kvsgkvng
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    kvsgkvng Senior Member

    I found this classic on the internet and thought it is interesting to see "pre-box" days of the famous naval architect. It is still practical and is simply nice to look at. I did adjust the original model a bit in Delftship freeware. I don't know the origin of the model, otherwise I would give credits to that person. If I breached any copyrights please let know the web administrator to take it down.
     

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    boat fan Senior Member

    Looks like a Bruce Hallman render.
     
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    There has never been a 'pre box days' with Phil Bolger.

    He continued to design round bottom boats and advocated them as well. His personal 'yacht', which I had the good fortune to be invited aboard, was round bottom.

    He really liked lapstrake construction, as he saw that as the least labor intensive way to achieve a hull with compound curves.

    Even in his later years, he still defended carvel construction (smooth planked round bottom) even after admitting it was both labor intensive and expensive, compared to single chine, double chine, and lapstrake round.

    The compound curves come in really handy when you want a full ended, burdensome hull.

    Chine hulls prefer more gentle, sweeping curves.

    He did discover that the more boxy shaped boats seemed to sail way better than he had expected (sometimes out performing round bottom designs). Add that to the fact that a large part of his following was first time do it yourselfers, and you can see why he drew a profusion of 'box boats'.
     
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