I'm guessing this 1/4" steel-hulled Philip Bolger ketch

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  1. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/1789603936.html

    was built out of 'fully developable' sheets of steel, in other words flat pieces.

    Sort of like Origami Boats?

    Has a very utilitarian Neo-Post Industrial Pre-Modernist Movement(or whatever 'they' would say) look to it.


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  2. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Looks allright to me - if its easy to build, why not. I look forward to hearing where the desing comes from.
     
  3. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    Philip Bolger WAS the designer

    designed 100s of boats.

    some traditional, and some with a 'no nonsense' aesthetic.
     
  4. thedutchtouch
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    thedutchtouch Junior Member

    fully developable... mostly ugly.
     

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    Perm Stress Senior Member

    No doubt original approach to make full -keeled hull developable!
    My hat off to hull design, no matter who is the author!
     
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