I built a Junebug. I have taken my daughter out many times, wife a
few times, and daughter inlaw and grandson on two occasions. My
Junebug was custom -- 43" wide, 67 sq.ft. sail, cambered decks and a
3" round mast, slightly different sheer and transom. But after three
wonderful seasons sailing, it is too small for me. There are
pictures of it out there on the internet somewhere....
The following are the only the opinions of the author:
Sinclair Michael <sinclair_mckay@y...>
> 1/ which is the easiest to build?
Junebug -- it has fewer hull panels.
> 2/ which is better for taking children on board? in
> terms of room, comfort, safety, fun ride for kids.
Junebug for children because of its flat, more stable flat bottom.
Kids won't be able to move around in a Gypsy much.
> 3/ which is the most fun to sail?
I think Gypsy will be a more responsive sailor due to the double-
chine hull -- but less initial stability.
> 4/ which rows better?
Gypsy with its double chines will have lower wetted surface and will
row better and sail better in light winds.
> 5/ which costs the most?
Basically the same. Depends on how you build it.