> Has anyone toyed with the idea of building an Elegant Punt
> 50% to 100% larger than the plans?
I've even thought of using the EP as a model for a scow schooner 28
feet long, not that I would ever build such a thing.
I have a couple of comments. The rule of thumb for enlarging boats ins
10% is about the max you should go before a complete redesign. Even a
50% increase is going to need a completely different structure. You
may find that the complexity works back to something like the Pelican.
If you haven't already, try to get a look at some of Bolger's other
prams, e.g. the Supermouse and the Japanese beach cruiser.
A better idea, IMHO, would be to pick one of Jim Mickalak's designs,
such as the piccup pram. (He has several-pram bowed designs.) They are
as simple as anything that actually works, and have been built before.