made this as a knock-off of the Folkboat
design, which is very well thought-of as a good-looking, good handling, tough little boat which can take a lot of weather
and is fun to sail:
The Folkboat: Little beauty with a big heart-- by John Vigor -- from the Jan-Feb 2000 issue of Good Old Boat
I remember them as the Frisco Flyer in fiberglass
in the mid-60's. It's a really sturdy design. You could ask some of the San Fran "folks" who have an active class out there.
Cramped below decks because it's slender and narrow-ended by modern standards, but typical of a good boat from the 1940s and 50s that's remained well-liked today. Not real fast because a short waterline so she'll hobby-horse a little, and wet because fairly low freeboard. But these are the same factors that make her pretty and satisfying to handle.
Sounds like you've picked a good design. Hope you enjoy the restoration
, and then the sailing.,