One of the most talented, prolific, and thought-provoking small boat designers of the last 100 years died on Sunday.
When I get a chance I'll be posting some personal remembrances of Phil and his brilliant, singular career. Suffice it to say that as a marine professional I am inestimably in his debt, and I will miss him, as will everyone who loves small boats.
If you're new to Phil Bolger, the Wikipedia article is helpful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Bolger
Here's the Gloucester Times article about his death, a little cub-reporterish but usable: http://www.gloucestertimes.com/punews/local_story_145224017.html