if you like boats, any boats, from browsing through plans to thinking about building your own some day without out breaking the budget, this is a great book; it leans toward the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by MacGeezer
Philip Bolger is the quintessential small boat designer. The first boat I ever built was his Junebug sailboat, bought from H.H. Payson, was easy and almost instantly built. Read morePublished 14 months ago by David Friend
Disclaimer: I am a Bolger-phile. And I am that first and foremost because of Mr. Bolger's clear, down-to-earth Yankee way of approaching the issues, because of his never-tiring... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ralph C. Hoehn
A collection of whimsical and practical boats for anyone who is intrigued by seamanship and craftsmanship. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Paul Minty
Some are just ideas, some are fully fleshed in boats that have been built.
All are unique, and the design decisions and trade off's that lead to them are usually discussed in... Read more
How does a grounded sailor pass a long New England winter? Read about boats you can sail away in next winter! This book was enjoyable and helpful for anyone passionate about boats! Read morePublished 19 months ago by resa
Excellent book of unusual boat designs.
I am a bit disappointed that the Water Van did not get a mention.
Boats with an open mind, or BWAOM as it is known in Bolgerite circles, is the only Phil Bolger book still in regular print. Read morePublished on February 7, 2011 by decob
Some time with this book makes me want to break out the saw and hammer! It could work! I wanna build a boat! Makes you rethink what goes into a boat design. Read morePublished on November 24, 2009 by R. Carter