Topper by Billy Lewis, Valdosta, Georgia

July 29, 2009

Here are pictures of my Topper. She's in her third season of sailing and going strong. This is my second Glen-L design (you have pictures of my Power Skiff 14 that I finished in 2004ish) and it was a perfect second project which turned into wonderful sailboat.

I built this one using white oak for the stringers and seats (stringers required steaming to bend), 1/4" 5 ply marine grade okume with scarfed joints in the planking and a little bit of mahoganny for highlights.

She is VERY light and strong and sails great.

Her only modifications are the seats, a kick-up rudder and a sail that is raised and lowered in the mast's groove.

She's perfect. Thanks for another great design...