October 2016 update: plans are coming soon. click here for launch photos and study plans. john guider has covered something like 6000 miles of the great loop in a. Amateur boatbuilding & repair: the alpha2 sailing dory builders’ page, mailing list and online forum; the aluminum boat and repair message board; amateurboatbuilding. Boats designed by phil bolger & friends. most of these plans are available directly from the designer at: phil bolger & friends p.o. box 1209, gloucester, ma, 01930.