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|See also||Windward 15, Windward 21|
WINDWARD 17 was designed for Richard Elton of Mt Pleasant, SC. He wanted a longer version of the successful Windward 15 with a larger cockpit (2 ft) and more sail area. She has very graceful lines.
She is fast with modest sail area, has camp cruising capabilities under a boom tent, and has a stable chine hull. The sprit boom is very easy to handle on all points of sail. Her graceful lines make her a pleasure to build and sail. See Boat Design Quarterly (No. 2) for a design review.
Construction is 3/8" plywood and epoxy over straight frames. Plans include: materials, lines, construction, and a sail plan. A full size frame plan is available.
Estimated cost for quality construction materials (not including sails) is $7000. This cost includes a high level of outfit and finish you can be proud of after putting the effort into building this fine boat.
A smaller plywood version of the English surfboat: row, motor, or sail her
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