Merv Shaw bought the plans for this Weekender Pocket Yacht more than 25 years ago. He started building the boat 10 years ago, and finally finished in late 2010. SPIRIT OF BIG ISLAND is 19′6″ gaff-rigged sloop designed by Stevenson Projects. Her name comes from the place where she docks in Merigomish Harbor in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Merv built her from marine plywood, which he covered with epoxy and fiberglass cloth. He reports that she is fun to sail.
David Blake built MOLLY, a 16′ x 6′ Stevenson Weekender sloop from okoume plywood and mahogany, then covered the hull with fiberglass and epoxy. He made the mast from Sitka spruce and the boom and gaff from Douglas-fir. He writes that she is remeniscent of Maine's Friendship sloops of the last century. David can be seen sailing MOLLY on Pewaukee Lake, Wisconsin. He can be contacted at email@example.com. Plans are available from Stevenson Projects.