This interesting craft is based
upon the 'V' bottomed skiffs which were used on the Atlantic
Coast side of the Virginian Eastern shore for tonging and
crabbing. These boats were distinctive, with their well flared
sides, beamy hull and well raked straight stem and they had
a reputation for speed and seaworthiness. The boatbuilder,
Tom Dunderdale asked us to look at the hull form to see whether
something similar could be adapted for ply stitch and tape
construction to produce an exciting craft with a good performance
and with plenty of room for family sailing. We have developed
a hull which uses a lot of pre-cut ply components to make
construction both quick and simple. She is half decked giving
plenty of dry stowage space and a lot of reserve buoyancy.
A steel centreplate is used and two rigs are shown - a Gaff
rig and a Bermudan Yawl. She could take a cuddy and sleeping
on board is a definite possibility.
LOD (ex. optional fiddlehead)
16'1" (4.9m); Beam 6'5" (1.95m); Draft 1'1"
and 3' (.33m and .91m); Sail Area 150 sq.ft. (13.9 sq.m).
Weight is around 650 lbs. (295 kg.).