Re: Sheet ply canoe yawl.
> The hull shape is not so very different from the Buehler Emily andAs Bolger says in the text, it would be better to chop off the vee and
> Juno, I guess, but in the small size, with half the hull volume
> devoted to water ballast, it doesn't seem like a practical
> proposition to me.
give it a flat bottom. This takes you essentially to an enlarged
version of his "Sweet Pea", the double-chined plywood pea-pod (which
has always been IMHO one of the best looking small Bolger boats). If I
were to build a sheet ply canoe yawl, I would simply scale up the
"Sweet Pea" to the desired dimensions, and use the cabin/deck details
from the Canoe Yawl cartoon. I would then decide whether shoal draft
or clear cabin space were more important to me. In the case of the
former, then I would give her a centerboard or dagger board (less
intrusion in cabin, better hydrodynamics, less forgiving in
groundings). If a clear cabin were more important, I'd go with a
shallow Micro style keel, perhaps with a centerboard housed in the keel.