I built one, recently. Some pics:
Clearly, I modified it to my taste, but it fully retains Mr. Gardner's lines. I am not sold on the ultimate looks of the boat - to me it lacks a jaunty sheer, and the shovel nose is unattractive to my eye. However, the boat does row, tow and motor, err . . . surprisingly well, even if the bow is pushing a curl of water at times.
Modifications I made - S&G construction, with 6 oz fiberglass inside and out (on the bottom). No floorboards. Added sealed flotation boxes fore and aft, carrying handles, motor cutout and nesting capability.
Yes, it's a nesting dinghy, which certainly was not what the designer intended. However, I wanted a dinghy that would fit on my foredeck, and this one now will, quite nicely. I moved the center thwart forward a few inches, built dual bulkheads there, and cut the boat in two. It bolts together with 4 large SS bolts and wing nuts. No leaks!
Dave Gentry (currently anchored in Ganges Harbor, BC)