Because we don't use the term "Gypsy" in polite company these days.
At any rate, I've actually begun cutting and gluing on an actual boat project. You have all been too kind with your indulgences of my ignorant queries for more than a year. So now it has begun.
Yes, it sort of looks like a Bolger Gypsy. A lot. But since I have altered the basic hull shape beyond the plan specs, it can't really be called a Gypsy proper. Slightly longer, slightly more beam, slightly more freeboard (or is it more sheer? what's the diff?), so if it works out I guess I could sell my own design. I spoke with Dennis at H.H. Payson & Co (where I bought the plans) and he seems to think that the door is wide open for experimentation and revision.
It will also have a different interior layout, and a different rig, so there's lots of imagination going into this.
At any rate, no photos to share yet. Be patient. But I've scarfed and cut the bottom (1/2 inch ply, deviating from the plan again), cut the station frames and hung them on the ladder; cut the stem (white oak, again deviating from plans that cut the whole boat from 1/4" ply); and working out the transom in white oak. Hopefully I will get the side panels cut and hung tomorrow.
Thinking about the interior, I'd like to go with a layout more like Lillistone's First Mate. Seems to make better ergonomics and utility. It would require building up some sawn frames in different locations than Bolger shows. H.H. Payson voiced approval here.
At any rate, as soon as any of it looks like a boat, I will post some photos. Thanks for your kind indulgences.