It’s true- I’m semi-retired. But when Todd French needed a replica of Herreshoff’s SADIE (she can be seen at the Herreshoff museum in Bristol, RI), I just couldn’t say no. These two boats- Alerion and Sadie, are a real challenge. By modern standards they were very, very tender. But by adopting a full keel and using SADIE’s 4″ beamier hull, this new SADIE will be an excellent, and adequately stable, performer.