I’m afraid the photos are truly appalling but hopefully the hull form is clear and the rowing technique can be deciphered through the blur. The owner, sailor, demonstrator who had been using the boat for many years was convincing of its qualities and I found the crude yet ingenious simplicity summed up in the construction of the anchor wholly appealing.
Also at the boat show Bolger’s ‘Light Scooner’. The schooner was brought to Catalonia from Maine and serves as a trainer for ‘Sea Stars’—a brigantine whose wake Onawind Blue crossed on our summer trip north. While the rep couldn’t confirm the schooner was Bolger’s he did say, as one would expect, that it really shifted when sailing off the wind.
The design has interested me since I came across it while embarked on the search that led to the Light Trow. Radical and audacious it seems to raise the hackles of the conventionally minded, but despite their doubts about the large sail area, the narrow beam and the off-centre daggerboard the design clearly works within the parameters that Bolger intended.