Bingo! you’re a winner in this classy runabout where the driver is it! and why not? you sit in a luxurious "throne" slightly forward of passengers for a clear view. When peter poanessa decided to build his dream boat, he found that sam devlins stitch-and-glue designs made the project accessible for a first-time do-it. Hopefully this blog will take you on a boat building trip with me as i build an 18′ power dory skiff. the construction method is unique using plywood planking over.