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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