The boat called Great Bear in Practical Small Boat Designs is actually Little Bear

Little Bear on her maiden voy­age from Tuckahoe, New Jersey.
Little Bear and the motor cruiser Great Bear were designed for Bill Dunn.
Spaniel sports a different house and rig. Here she is at Port Henry, New York, 1982.
Spaniel in the Bustard Islands, Georgian Bay, Ontario, 1982.
Favorite anchorage in the North Channel of Lake Huron, 1982.

Colby Mattson recently finished his Little Bear Mr. Hamilton and has been sailing it for about a year.
This particular build was made in aluminum rather than wood.
Colby reports that the weight distribution and proportions are are just right.
Sailing balance and performance are also excellent.
A short video featuring Colby's Little Bear