At 48 pounds, she is as light for her length as a skin boat. She is a streamlined, stripped down boat with a shallow V-bottom, parabolic shaped hull, and a classic profile. She has medium volume and adequate strength, stability and freeboard for paddling safely in choppy waters.
The hull of this 20'-2" boat is built from just one sheet
of 5' x 10' - 4 mm ocoume plywood; the deck and outfit from two
sheets of 3 mm ocoume (4' by 8') (or two reinforced door skins).
copper wired stitch-and-glue construction. After the bottom planks have been joined together,
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Her deck is marine adhesive sealed and nailed on after the inside
is finished, including laminated deck beams, foam bulkheads or other
flotation, seats, adjustable foot braces, varnish or paint. You can
customize hatches, backrests, and seats. Plans give a recommended arrangement
to balance the boat for either one rower or two paddlers and construction
details, including how to build tight flush hatches that maintain the
deck grain pattern intact.
Varnish her deck and paint or varnish her hull, people will stop to look and ask questions whenever you take her out.
If you are handy with tools, familiar with thin plywood and epoxy, patient, measure twice and cut once, the entire boat can be built and outfitted to paddle in about 120 hours. Materials cost under $400. Rowing units add about 18 pounds and can be bought new or used. Sculls can be built or bought.
Full set of plans & guide are only $20 from:
2202 SE Vickie Drive, Prineville, OR, 97754