Designer's comments intended as a longer term liveaboard cruiser for one or two people. she is also a short good looking boat with full standing headroom. it always seems to me that a bigger (higher sided) hull with lower deckhouse looks better than the opposite.. You can build this 74lb, 16 foot canoe using redwood strips, an old boat-building technique. two persons can sit side by side in the center with one person at each end and plenty of room for gear. this canoe is formed around plywood templates using redwood strips glued edge to edge.. I'm planning on building my boat with fiberglass over a foam shell, so i have a little more design freedom than the plywood builders have. my question is mainly, how will a smoother bottom shape (rounded chines instead of the sharp chines on a simple plywood scow) affect the behavior of the boat (stability, speed, sailing performance, etc)..

Know our boat: Plywood sailing scow plans

Know our boat: plywood sailing scow plans

Small Boat Designs ~ Plans and Custom Designs ~ Tad Roberts

Small boat designs ~ plans and custom designs ~ tad roberts

Jim Michalak's Boat Designs/The Index

Jim michalak's boat designs/the index

Sail Boats Under 29'~ Small Boat Designs by Tad Roberts

Sail boats under 29'~ small boat designs by tad roberts

Pontoon Boat Plans Plywood

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