Wayland- Merry Wherry

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Looking to hear from person`s who are building or have built the MW 15` i am interested in building it this winter.thank`s

-- keith falstrom (kcfiys@cs.com), September 05, 2004



I bought a Merry Wherry kit about 13 years ago. (It was called a Sprite Skiff at the time.) I was disappointed with the quality of the kit. The plywood was the kind used for boat interiors; it had a thick core and very thin outer plies. Also, the parts all looked like they were cut freehand on an band saw. I had do to a lot of fiddling to get the frames and transom to fit.

Between the hassles making things fit, and health problems, I never finished the boat. (I just have to fair the outer seams, and paint and varnish it!)

The Wayland Website states that the parts are now machined via a CNC robot. If their quality has improved, it should be a fun winter project. Hopefully, someone else who has made the kit recently will respond.

My two cents: I think it's a sweet looking boat. Stitch-and-glue goes together very fast - if the parts fit. Sorry I don't have more info.


-- Rick Pettit (rpettit@pacifier.com), September 22, 2004.

The Sprite Skiff Kit was a design, built under an UK license, cut from furnished router templates. The Merry Wherry Kits are computer design and cut on a CNC router - a totally different design and quality buiding experience. Keith, I would be delighted to share the name of a staisfied builder in your area, should you care to telephone 800 700 8059

Wayland Marine, Bellingham, WA

-- ron mueller (wayland@merrywherry.com), September 29, 2004.

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