Eric Hvalsoe and the HV-16
It seems awfully silly for both Rowan and Big Food to have their own threads and then leave out Eric's lovely boat, especially since it is A) older than either of them, B) was totally designed by Eric himself, and C) is built to a higher level of fit and craftsmanship than both of them together.
So what do you say, Eric? Can you tell us the history of your boat? How you came to design her? What her "mission statement" is?
I know you've just upgraded your sailing rig, what other improvements and changes have you made over the years to fine-tune her to your specific needs? What would you do different, if anything, if you were starting from scratch right now, today?
How many of them have you built? And where are they all scattered? Do you only build them to order, or would you sell plans to an interested amateur who wanted to build one for himself?
Here's a video of the old, obsolete sailing rig. We'll have to work on getting a new, improved one up--with the proper theme-song, of course.
Amphibious Macroplankton Oughtredia doublendus
Mostly found frequenting the littoral and estuarine zones in the southern half of the Salish Sea, though sightings have been recorded both north and south of this area, and occasionally, but rarely, inland, in freshwater environments. This species lives on micro-brewed beer and dutch-oven biscuits,and displays brightly colored nylon and gore-tex plumage during the rainy season. Approach with caution!