Weekender, Malcolm Sykes,
Leicester, England

Another great looking Weekender in the UK! I'll let Mr. Sykes note introduce his work:

Dear all

Just a quick note to let you know that another weekender has been born. i am delighted with the result of my two and a half years of work, and have had many complements from other boat owners!

Our first launch at Rutland water in the heart of England was a dream , and we have sailed there many times since. We spent our summer vacation in Cornwall, and sailed in the Fowey esturary, a memorable time was had by all. The boat is now in winter storage and we look forwards to next years sailing.

Kindest regards

Malcolm Sykes

Leicester U.K

Weekender, Darrell Kraushar,
Alberta, Canada
Mr. Kraushar took six months to build his Weekender. Pretty quick. It looks like a very nice job, with an interesting paint job. Notice the bright strip between the rubrails and the planked cabin top. Nice touches. Thanks for sharing your pics!

Weekender, Jack Boyles, OH
Happy-looking grandsons above. This is the Diane G, launched August of 2002. Mr. Boyles allowed as how he enjoyed the building of his Weekender, and how the process brought his family closer together. These projects seem to do that quite a bit!

Thanks for the shots!

Weekender, Paul Blinn, Canada?

This is one of the more interesting uses of color on a Weekender. It works, I think. This looks like a nice, clean building job; all the details look well done. One thing I noticed which isn't mentioned in the letter below: the boom looks to be made from a windsurfer mast and the mast also looks like wrapped carbon! Thanks for the pics!

I think I'll let the builder describe these shots in more detail below...

Good day : Thank-you very much for the plans to a wonderful project.
Although not in the water yet ( had to build the trailer this winter) my
niece - Jillian(10) and I spent about a year putting JJAS ( Jillian,
Jessica, Alana, Stephanie) together and finishing her. This turned into a
family project as her grand-father helped build the wheel, bowsprit, mast,
rub rail and trailer axle. These photos are when we first pushed JJAS
outside to set up the rigging and fit the sails. Some modifications carried
out were to add 2 inches to the stern width, addition of 1/2 " X 2" nylon
rub strip on the keel, 10 oz cloth for the hull - 6 oz on the deck in epoxy,
extra 10 oz cloth reinforcing along the chin for the first 6 feet from the
bow (dock/boat damage protection), we used an aluminum "T" section inverted
for the companion-way hatch slide tracks, cut the wash boards in half - to
make them easier to store, and modified the steering gear arrangement to use
4 pulleys with 2 turn buckles to take up any slack/stretch in the rope. Two
of my nieces painted JJAS as they saw fit, instead of painting anti slip on
the deck they came up with the idea of using colored skate board deck
thread - cut out in the shape of hands and feet placed along the deck and
cabin top ( still not applied as of yet ) . Again thank you, we will let you
know how she handle after our first sail this spring . ..
Paul J. Blinn and JJAS

Weekender,
Jean Yves Latour, CT
Mr. Latour is hoping for a launch in Fall of 2004. We look forward to more shots!

I love the look of this garage and yard. What a nice spot to work...
Weekender, Sue Royle, Melbourne, Australia

The Aunty Su is another great looking Weekender from Down Under. Our Southern Hemisphere fleet is getting prety large! Unfortunately, they suffer from much the same distance problem we have on the West Coast of N.America; perhaps to a greater degree as they're on distant continents and islands! Still it's nice to see so many boats down that way.

Note the graceful tiller conversion, and the nice sweep of the full-length cockpit coamings.