Books: (Hyper-links take you to the relevant Amazon page)
Phil Bolger himself wrote a whole chapter about the Chebacco series of boat designs in “Boats with an open Mind”
Dynamite Payson’s book “Instant Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson” has chapter 20 devoted to building the sheet ply Chebacco (#540) and includes small scale plans.
Ian Oughtred’s “Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual” is a fantastic reference for lapstrake construction
John Brookes “How to build glued-lapstrake wooden boats” offers some alternative techniques to Oughtred and includes many boat building techniques common to all wooden boat construction
A wikipedia article about Phil Bolger can be found at Phil Bolger Wiki
Bruce Hallman has produced an index of Phil Bolger designs, including many computer generated isometrics http://hallman.org/bolger/isometrics
There is a Yahoo group of hundreds of people interested in Phil Bolger designs https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/bolger/info
Bill Jones has a build blog with pictures http://www.people.vcu.edu/~wmjones/boat%20web/boatindex.html in it he gives advice about costs, materials and layouts for cutting the panels.
Ben Ho built a beautiful raised deck lapstrake “three rivers” http://benho2.tripod.com/boatbuilding/boatbuilding.htm
The dory man has a brief blog about chebacco http://dory-man.blogspot.com.au/2009/03/chebacco.html
Howard Sharp built the beautiful Lily Catchpole lapstrake Chebacco. Here is a video of them circumnavigating Manhattan island http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBmk-NbnSuA and another of Lily Catchpole on the Hudson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtxjcfb24W8
Here is Jamie’s Wayward Lass being capsized for fun https://youtu.be/1fNc3XkzO_c
Susanne Altenburger sells plans and building keys for each of the Chebacco designs and can be contacted at:
- 66 Atlantic St (P.O. Box 1209), Gloucester, MA 01930 USA
Plans for the sheet ply (#540) can be obtained through Instantboats.com but Susanne offers no support for plans bought through Instantboats. Since the passing of Dynamite the plans are now sold here: www.mcssl.com/store/hhpaysoncompany/instant-boat-plans/chebacco