Way back when I was living on a peniche just outside of Paris, I seriously considered building George Buehler’s Hager design. I still think it would have been a great boat to cruise with.
With a 28-foot LOD it’s a small boat of the Pardey mindset but shippy as all hell and more than able to take you just about anywhere you’d care to go..
As it happens, there’s a project Hager for sale up in Port Townsend that looks doable and selling for a fraction of the materials invested. What pictures are available on Craigslist makes me think that someone with the right motivation could finish it up in a timely manner without dumping a ton of money.
Full plans are included in George’s “Buehler’s Backyard Boatbuilding” (last century edition) which is all the information anyone would need to build or finish the boat.