[QUOTE=boatsmith;2012388]Most people are not ambivalent about Wharrams. You either like them or not. If you like them then there is a large range of their designs built by many different people with widely varying building abilities and vastly different budgets. Some are very rough and don't sail very fast or tack well or go to weather well. Others are different. JWD does favor low aspect small/moderate rigs. These are very relatively easy to handle and more forgiving.
Here is our most recent effort. The hardtop allows hull to hull access out of the rain. Eisenglass windsheilds block spray when it's honkin. The modern rig with high quality sails
and carbon daggerboards make it go to weather quite well. It is very comfortable and tacks very well. At 6 knots the range is over 600 nm.
I watched the YT video series on the construction of that boat. I have to say I was somewhat envious of the new owners. I might have even turned green with envy for a while