The Kendall hull layup
was actually thicker than the way thick Westsail. The biggest problem with the Kendalls is they were almost all kit boats. Actually seem to remember the only factory finished Kendall was actually finished off by Westsail. Liked the Thistle/Kendall flush deck
design better than the Eric/Westsail trunk cabin
. Flush deck
was stronger and cavernous down below. My concern with the Kendall would be the ballast. Most were sold without ballast and no telling what people used, Iron, lead, cement, depleteed uranium?? The cast lead ballast that was used in the Westsails after about Hull #250 or so is the best ballast arrangement. The ballast is lower and more compact fore and aft. One thing the racers get right is centering the ballast and keeping weight out of the ends. Might want to talk with Bud Taplin to get the exact hull number that they went to the cast lead ballast.
Saraband won first in class, 2nd overall in last summers single
handed TransPac. She finished middle of the pack despite breaking her boom halfway to Hanalei. She beat a lot of supposedly faster boats like a Valiant 40 boat for boat and was only bested by lightweight downwind flyers in a mostly light air race