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Question of the Month with Designer Ted Brewer (#2)

Earlier this month I asked Ted to share his top 3 favorite personal sailboat designs ( Click here for his previous response  or simply browse the Sailboat Reviews page and read Ted's other guest posts). What follows below is Ted's response for his number 2 all-time favorite design: Black Velvet II Black Velvet II by Ted Brewer I moved to Maine in '67 and designed a couple of fiberglass production sloops and a number of larger custom wood yachts including, amongst others, the 64-foot Traveller II , (her ending is a story in itself!). Bob Wallstrom joined me in Maine in '69 and we were doing fairly well with custom work. Then, in the spring of '71, I was approached by a Quebec client, Fred Chevrier, to design a modern 43 footer for use on Lake Champlain with occasional trips down the Hudson River to the sea and points south. Fred stressed that the boat had to be weatherly since, when sailing on Lake Champlain, the winds always seemed to be on the nose; no matter

Question of the Month with Designer Ted Brewer

I'm really excited to announce a new monthly series that will be appearing here on called "Question of the Month with Designer Ted Brewer ". Many of you are familiar with Ted and his sailboat designs and writing. For those that aren't familiar, you're in for a real treat! Ted has graciously agreed to be featured in my new monthly series where he will answer a sailing-related question (usually focused on design or Ted's experiences) that I present to him. Obviously I'm a big fan of Ted's work and have plenty of questions I'm eager to ask, but I'll also occasionally use questions submitted by you the readers here at Sail Far Live Free.  The first post in this series will appear in a week or so, but feel free to submit any questions/topics you may have for Ted to me via the comments below or email until then. Ted at the drafting table To whet your appetite, here's a bit of Ted's background in the form of a bio he