Some people carve model boats when they have time on their hands. I don’t know how to do that. So I designed my own Slippery 38 in Adobe Illustrator, using Spencer Lincoln’s sketch of the original open-sided lobster boat which he prepared for Young Brothers themselves in 1978. That drawing helped me trace the curves of the hull. The drawings (a profile and deck plan) were posted here by Stumpstalker last August. My boat retains that same ‘square’ Young Brothers look to the house, but the house roof is raised slightly above the window line and I’ve added some retro features like round portlights and pipe grabrails (in stainless on Perko stanchions) that remind me of old boats in New Zealand. I would also add some tumblehome on the house to prevent that ‘sides-are-falling-apart’ look when viewed from the front. Interestingly, I learned a lot from studying Spencer Lincoln’s drawing of Earnest Libby’s original. The bow is a perfect curve, and there are actually two curves on the sheer. Also, most Young Brothers-built Slippery 38s carried that raised side bead forward horizontally, right along the side of the cabin top, dead straight, but Spencer Lincoln gave the cabin top a slight rise. He also pitched the waterline down just a degree towards the bow, giving a drawing (and the boat) a more ‘forward’ look. The eyes don’t see it, but the brain does. Stewart Workman told me that it doesn’t take a lot of power to push a Slippery 38 through the water, they go so well (but he didn’t say exactly how much!). I developed the burgee from the DBF logo. So that's done. Now what do I do?