He went right to work, building as I was providing the drawings, and I had to work at it to stay ahead of him. He used several local woods such as cypress, and opted for a painted hull, in a light color to best show off the lines. I think he took a little over a month to complete it, and immediately left for Key West to try it out. Reviews were very positive, and he brought it to Cedar Key last year where I helped him fine-tune the beautiful sails Todd Bradshaw made for him. Here are some pictures of his "Betaboo" build and the final result:
The yellow telltales are a nice touch.
Writes Jim: "Driveway shot of your beautiful design. This boat makes me truly happy and I thank you."
This year the Cedar Key, Florida, small boat meet will take place the week-end of May 4th-6th. Please plan to drop by if you can, there are may great small craft to see and most of the owners would be glad to take you for a spin or let you try them out.