Topper Design

Topper by Gary Sage, St. Maries, Idaho

<p> February 2015 </p><p> I started out with every intention of following Glen-L\'s plans to the letter but as construction progressed my past racing off-shore MORF \"B\" & IOR took over and I added the mast & boom for a Feather including a spinnaker. It\'s kind of like putting a 454 hp. Chevy on a skate board. </p><p> The rest is history, and as soon as the weather permits I\'ll take it for a rip around Lake Coeur d\' Alene in northern Idaho. </p>

Topper by Michael James, Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand

<p> Update March 2013 </p> <p>Making slow progress, work keeps getting in the way. Finally turned the hull and am now working on the interior.</p> <p>First Report</p> <p>All fairing done, starting to apply the planking. Learnt a new skill scarfing plywood, didn\'t turn out to be as bad as I thought, just got to put the clamp in the right place.</p>

Topper by Bob Brown, Aldgate, South Australia

<p>November, 2012 </p><p> I have just completed a Topper - a joy to use. </p><p> Regards </p><p> Bob Brown. Australia. </p>

Topper by Jon Fisher, Dripping Springs, TX

<p>May 12, 2008</p> <p>Just wanted to submit a couple of pictures of Cherry Plum (aptly named by my daughter Sophia). I learned a lot building this boat and we are enjoying sailing her. I would like to design a kick-up rudder to make launching and retrieving a little less dramatic. Mast and boom are VG douglas fir, seats are yellow pine, stringers/rub rails are white oak, rudder and dagger board are mahogany, planks are Aquatek plywood.</p>

Topper by Bill Yyonescu, Long Island, NY

<p>Hello from Long Island, NY.</p> <p>I\'ve had a lot of fun during the summer building this modified version of \"Topper\". I used the Topper hull with the Sprit rig from Bull\'s Eye and modified the seats and added a few features to cover some mistakes. I have various photos taken during it\'s construction as well.</p> <p>I\'m in the process of starting a winter project...\"Monaco\".</p> <p>Sincerely, Bill Yonescu</p>

Topper by Billy Lewis

Topper by Billy Lewis, Valdosta, Georgia July 29, 2009 Here are pictures of my Topper. She\'s in her third season of sailing and going strong. This is my second Glen-L design (you have pictures of my Power Skiff 14 that I finished in 2004ish) and it was a perfect second project which turned into wonderful sailboat. I built this one using white oak for the stringers and seats (stringers required steaming to bend), 1/4\" 5 ply marine grade okume with scarfed joints in the planking and a little bit of mahoganny for highlights. She is VERY light and strong and sails great.

 

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