Yeah, does anyone know what happened to Steve Redmond? There was a
guy in Florida who was distributing his plans a few years ago; it
would sure be nice for folks to be able to get Whisp plans again. A
The Bolger design that's probably closest in intent is the Gypsy,
She's just about as pretty, if a little heavier. Sails better,
rows a little worse. I agree with you about glued lapstrake. Looks
pretty, much less sanding, but does require first-class plywood. I
am just finishing up (I keep saying that, but it may actually happen
within the next few weeks) a glued lapstrake Cartopper variant. One
could do the same thing with a Gypsy; it's analogous to the two
versions of the Chebacco. Now THAT would be a lovely boat. If you
decide to build one, I can give you a few tips from my experience.
--- In bolger@y..., George T Hilliker <hilliker@a...> wrote:
> I had hoped to build Steve Redmond's Whisp. . .
> Is there a Bolger boat that would be similar
> (16' +/- flat or semi-v bottom and a decent sailing boat)? I was
> also enamored with the glued lapstrake construction.