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Dennis
Posted: Aug 21st, 2009 at 23:42   |   Subject: Design 077
Hi, all. Planning to build 077, and was wondering if it's been built before... can't find any pic's of it on the web, and though it seems a dumb question, I'm asking it anyway. Thanks!
debenriver
Posted: Aug 22nd, 2009 at 21:47   |   Subject: Design 077
We sell a lot of this design.

Of course not everybody who buys a set of plans ends up building the boat, but I'm sure a considerable number do.

The problem with making good practical designs with pretty foolproof instructions is that our builders seldom need ongoing assistance - they can just get on with the job and go off and sail their boats! Sometimes we get photos years later – for example we have just this year received some really nice photos of the first Design 119, built in 1995! I shall be putting these on the site soon.

The first boat to the 077 design was built in 2000, in Australia, by a small boatbuilding company. Unfortunately, they went out of business soon after they completed the boat, so we never got any pictures, though we know that the boat performed really nicely.

On the basis that "no news is good news" I don't think you need have any worries – if the boat performed less well than expected we would be the first to know about it!

When you build your boat it would be really nice if you sent us some photos .....

George
debenriver
Posted: Nov 11th, 2012 at 13:26   |   Subject: Design 077
Just got some nice photos of a No. 077 in build – they are on the site on the Design 077 page.