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#1 posted 11-05-2009 05:27 PM

It figures that DaveR has built one. He probably drew it in Sketchup first ;)

Seriously, I’ve been thinking about this project a lot. My girlfriend even wants one now, and we have a nice fiberglass 21 footer. I would build the Vacationer. The way it’s built is actually a whole lot easier than more classic methods like what mattd is doing with his awesome tender project. Of course, he’s also getting that classic boatbuilding experience too.

The things I like about this design is that it’s been modified to be very easy to build, it looks like a miniature Ted Brewer ketch (without the mizzen) with that clipper bow, and it doesn’t look like your standard plywood, hard chined Glen-L boat. This is a boat you can be very proud of and put a lot of your own details into. Some people have carved decorative trailboards to give it that Errol Flynn clipper look. If you couple all this with the fact that it will be great for the kids, I think it’s a no-brainer. If we didn’t already have two boats, and weren’t saving for our 40+ footer, I’d be building at least one of these. I may have to build one of the models to get this out of my system.

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