63028Re: Stitch & Glue Gloucester Light Dory - The real answer
- Feb 8, 2010Another option is Michalak's Smoar - 12' version of Roar2.
("Carol Arlene" in the photo.)
The reason I like this design is that it is very light-weight if you
have to carry it up to the cabin if security might be an issue. I am
looking at making it from light marine grade plywood or even
underpayment if encapsulated. Should bring it down to 50 lb or less.
I like it also as it has a narrow bottom - easy to row - much like a
canoe only wider, and a nice seat can be installed in the stern for a
passenger. I think my canoe cart I purchased from MEC might also work
with this design.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Myles J. Swift" <mswift@...> wrote:
> If you want a cheap and fast build in a rowboat you might like June
> have a spot on a lake and row June Bug in the morning calm myself. It
> quite well with one person. My wife and I sometimes row together for
> exercise. The plus is that of all the easily handled boats, it has the
> initial stability. It is under 100 pounds and with the flat bottom is
> to pull up onto a dock. Bolger built it to replace his own worn out
> dory because he wanted something to row back and forth to his float
> stable enough to set moorings and move some weight, rated for near
> pounds. Row it with short strong strokes and it moves out.
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