Footloose Builds



Bill Venz

Pompano Beach, Florida


Building this little sailboat in a neighbor’s garage in the early months of 2001 was truly a soul-enriching experience. From some plans nailed to the wall and a pile of wood of various types, and cuts that we hauled tied to the top of my car, she began to take shape. Frame by frame, the sides, bottom and rails came together, revealing her unique charm and graceful lines. Although your basic design has not been altered, I hope you don’t mind the ‘character’ touches I’ve added. Needless to say, I have enjoyed the many breezy days and star-filled nights in the company of this awesome little lady. Thanks again for designing such a neat little boat.