Another interesting story. And for sure, Black Velvet is a beaut boat
... but to the layman, it is hard to see much connection between her and the Whidby 42. The latter, while well respected in the cruising fleet for commodious volumes below decks, are also noted to be pretty poor performers, especially upwind.
Since our Insatiable II shares Black Velvet's construction (strip planked w/frp inside and out) we are happy to hear that she is still sailing. I-2 is only 21 years old with around 100k sea miles, so it sounds like we might get a few more years and miles out of her!.
Thanks to you and to Ted for doing all this.