Thanks! I did remove the PH from the SD.
I forgot to mention that after it gets stuck in "sending 'boot'" above, after about 5 minutes it says
"FAILED (status read failed (Too many links))"
I am also conversing with the moderator on Scott Roms Forum (although I have only heard from him once last night). He mentioned
"This works if you have done it before because you have another way into recovery. Does not work on first time noob flash. It is not you. Just no way to cover all scenarios. May have Scott add this one. Your first flash do not add PH98IMG to sd card. Just Rom and Old Firmware patch. Flash rom then flash patch back to back. Now pull battery and sd card and add PH file to sd card. Replace sd card and battery and boot into hboot pressing power/volume down at same time. Ph will now do that update. Accept and reboot. Should now boot into rom. Once you have a rom installed you can access recovery or bootloader independently and then can load all files on sd at the same time."
This is a little confusing in that is there two firmware patches? The current one listed on his site for ICS and an "Old Firmware patch".
Perhaps I should just flash one of the other ROMs first that you have listed on the first page of this guide. Sorry for the noobness!