WEEEEE!

The boat is an Alden Indian rigged with it’s original gaff sail plan. The plans are from WoodenBoat.

I converted the build from traditional lapstrake to glued lap using 3/8″ Sapele rather than the specified 5/8″ pine.

The name was originally going to be Eleanor Morgan, but every time I cast off from the mooring with my 24 year old daughter, she would sing WEEEEE! Seemed like the perfect name.

WEEEEE! sails like a dream and is way better boat than expected. The build is documented at the Building/Repair section of the WoodenBoat Forum under Alden Indian Class. I received a tremendous amount of help from the forum.

Design Specs

LOA:
21′ 
2″
Beam:
6′ 
4″
Designer Name: 
John Alden (Sam Crocker)
Type/Rig/Power: 
Daysailer/Gaff/Sail
Builder Name: 
John Laupheimer
Home Port: 
Eggemoggin, ME
Launching Date: 
August 01, 2012