I was intrigued, but not ready to start another boat building project so soon after selling my Wharram Tiki 26. In fact, the reason I was in Reuel's neck of the woods in Florida was to inspect a Liberty 28 Cutter that was offered by a brokerage nearby. I didn't make an offer on the Liberty, and ended up buying my Cape Dory 27 several months later, but I've pulled out those Egret study plans more than a time or two. I kept hoping someone would build one, and now it is happening. A Google search of the design turned up Dennis Woodriff's build blog, started in 2013. Building in Virginia, he made rapid progress until winter and a move put him on temporary hold. The hull has been built and turned and he is now finishing the interior, deck and house structures:
I got in touch and learned that Dennis has extensive sailing experience and plans more big adventures when he launches his new Egret sharpie. I'm anxiously awaiting the continuation of the build, and I'm betting that once the weather improves we won't have to wait long to see this new Parker design launched.
For more on the Egret 31.5, the description of the design is available on Reuel Parker's site here.