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Building the B.B. “Doc” Bemer – Day One

September 18, 2014
basic design view

I once built a recumbent bicycle using parts of old bikes and a pile of metal tubes.   I studied, I dreamed, I learned to braze through classes, then dove in, ordered a set of plans, and spent a few weeks on my build.   My mother, upon seeing the odd looking recumbent asked…...
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Boat Festival and Doc Bemer Build – Day 2

September 18, 2014
Keith sun

As we got off the Washington State Ferry in Edmonds, Washington, just a few miles north of Seattle, my wife said, “I’m glad you are working on building a boat.  There’s just something about being out on the water”.   We’d spent the day at the Wooden Boat Festival at Port Townsend, Washington, one...
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Update: Ack! Ooze Goose Damaged/Fixed

July 13, 2014
Update:  Ack!  Ooze Goose Damaged/Fixed

Update on the damaged Ooze Goose.   A video of a “Beautiful afternoon to cruise oxbow off Verdigris River. I have rebuilt the boat hull after the dead tree fell on her to more of a Navigator/Birdwatcher style. Great for camping and cooler temps. Still need to make a new sail boom and yardarm.” Earlier...
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From Triloboats: Bolger Remembered

July 13, 2014
sidewayssmaller

 http://triloboats.blogspot.com/:  From Dave Zeiger.  See also  www.TRILOBOATS.com Susanne Altenburger and Phil Bolger  “Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” ― Woody Guthrie “If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius. ” ― Michelangelo Buonarroti  Phillip C. Bolger: In Memorium While I never met Phil,...
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Bolger Canal Houseboat

February 5, 2013
Bolger Canal Houseboat

Photos of a proposed Bolger canal boat from Bruce Holman, who said…”This simple, low horsepower, light weight 24 footer seems like it would make a great family comfortable camping cruising platform.  I think Bolger predicted 7.5hp would cruise at 6 mph, and he drew in a second motor mount because a second motor could...
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Video: River Cruiser Idea

November 26, 2012
Video:  River Cruiser Idea

As found on YouTube: A river cruiser in the tradition of Bolger with some Australian Storer influence. Conceived in sustainable construction and electrically propelled this cruiser is intended for the rivers, sounds & estuaries of the eastern US. We have no further contact info for this person. You can try through his YouTube posting.
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Bolger: Martha Jane

July 1, 2012
Bolger: Martha Jane

  From Common-sense-boats: Martha Jane is the smallest possible true sharpie with adequate accommodations for two. It is well known that good sharpies offer the most performance for the least investment of time and money. This makes Martha Jane a wolf in sheep’s clothing, as she is an owner built boat that will out...
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Trilobyte 16

June 11, 2012
Trilobyte 16

It’s one thing to dream of boats, another to move beyond the dreams to actually building one.   And then there are those who who live their dream in boats.  Dave and Anke Zeiger live almost full-time in a boat of their own design, made by their own hands.  No motor for now… just...
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Bolger Illinois. It is BIG.

June 11, 2012
Bolger Illinois. It is BIG.

Design #630 Illinois A residence 63’l x 10.0′ x l’6 overall dimensions, 11’ 3 bridge clearance and 31,000 pounds designed displacement. Illinois (our drawing board name; the boat has not been built so far) was designed for a Chicago man who wanted an affordable Florida houseboat. He intended to build her himself and she...
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For Sale: Bolger Jesse Cooper

June 9, 2012
For Sale: Bolger Jesse Cooper

I think it was 2009 or so that I met Paul and his Tomboy.. a Bolger Jesse Cooper. If you love Bolger, you’d love this boat. It has all the pros and cons of a Bolger craft.. in a very compact space, while still offering standing headroom and considerable amenities. Nice boat. And now...
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