Still at it as time allows. I have up-dated the list of older Feadships maintained at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feadship I got an interesting email from the daughter of a feadship designer: Hello, I was reviewing your Feadship history website and noticed the inclusion of "Dutch Treat" in your listing of boats built by Feadship. "Dutch Treat" was designed my late father, Naval Architect Al Mason. Her design was commissioned by Arnold Moyer, then of Buffalo, N.Y. There is a famous story about the sturdiness of the steel construction of "Dutch Treat." Her owner was sailing her back from the Bermuda area when they ran into a severe gale off the Carolinas. Not being very seasoned sailors, they locked down the boat and called for the Coast Guard to rescue them. "Dutch Treat" washed ashore at Cape Hatteras with minimal damage. It cost the owner almost as much to buy her back from the salvagers as it did to have her built in the first place. The owner commented afterward that in the future, he would simply lock himself below deck and let "Dutch Treat" deal with the weather on her own. Seattle boat designer Bob Perry was one of "Dutch Treat's" subsequent owners. The last I heard of her she was in the Annapolis area in terrible condition -- no one loved her anymore. Sincerely, Anita C. Mason [Al Mason's daughter] I have been in contact with Huib de Vries several times, he has been very helpful and eventually located quite a bit of data about "Brigand" including notes regarding its delivery, sea trials and sent me high res scans of several original brochures containing her which can be seen at http://www.frybrid.com/feadshiphistory.htm To date I have repalced 64 sq ft of steel below the waterline, removed the teak on the gangways and foredeck to find rusty tissue paper where the steel had been. Cut it out and replaced it, prepped the original teak decking by hand to go back in place, taken apart and complately rebuilt the windlass, stripped the entire house and refinished the teak with 15 coats of varnish, converted the electrical system from 32vdc to 24vdc, rebuilt the genset, replaced all the injectors, starters and alternators on both motors, replaced the ceiling in the gally and staterooms, repaired and repainted the coach roof, gutted the bilge system and replaced it with individual bilge pumps, painted the hull to the rails, refinished and rebuilt the transom, made reproductions of the railing hinges and latches in stainless, built a swim step.... The project goes on.