Thanks for the reply. I like the idea that there is so much info for these boats available on the web! The last few months I have spent researching all the necessary modifications to make the boat more durable and sail better. I appreciate your advice. It sounds like you've had some experience with the "light weight hull" of the boat.
P.S. I have already built a building jig for it from one of the websites in case any one else out here would like to build a "straight" boat.