Re: Does anyone have experience of Fenwick William's ''Annie " ?
Mr.Gibbs,you scoundrel! Control yourself for a moment!
I once thought I was in love with ANNIE years ago after seeing her in WB. Went down to visit her too when in Kennebunkport. Up close she became very small compared to what I had imagined in my minds eye from the drawings and pictures of that time.Both my gf and I decided,nope, too small for our then boat-bum-cruising-life future plans.
If I were to ever change my mind and wish to build this Wiliams design, I would be sorely tempted to do her strip planked mahogany with a nice, darned near bullet proof, 'glass and epoxy treatment from the waterline down. Topsides would get painted just like ANNIE too for both nostalgic reasons and for the sake of making he look longer/leaner than she really is.Varnished hulls tend to shrink a boats length, I find, and represent a slighty more involved maintenance regime than I enjoy sticking too.
Wish I could offer more but trust others will be more informative for you.
Do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,now!
This boat was built with ten thumbs.No fingers were harmed in anyway.