Construction began in 2002 with a set of plans and a stack of wood and finally finished in 2018. Starting a business, raising three kids, selling a business all got in the way — excuses, excuses, I know. Lola was planked with okoume plywood with mahogany knees, inwales, skeg, and breasthook. White oak was used for the outwales and rubbing strips. The seats were made from pine and finished bright. The spars were made from Sitka spruce and varnished. Kirby paint was used everywhere except for antifouling on the bottom. The sails came from Center Harbor Sails, Brooklin, Maine.
One of the many pleasures of this boat is racing in the Frank Pedersen Memorial Shellback Regatta which I did for the first time in September 2018 in Herrick Bay, Maine. Highly recommended!