Phil bolger books, boats & magazine articles some bolger boats build the pirogue 12 (instructions, sorta, and plans) some magazine articles the bolger boat honor roll. January 1, 2001 go build a boat by monte rhodes. what is it about building boats? why do so many of us have a need, or maybe even an obsession to build boats?. Sam devlin has been designing and building fine wood/epoxy boats like the godzilla 22 and many others using the stitch and glue boat building method for over 30 years.