17' PULLING BOAT :
12" at side
One fixed thwart and one moveable thwart allow one or two
rowers to drive this boat on an even keel. A narrow
transom stern will accommodate a trolling motor for
fishing as well. Since the boat was first patterned after
the Adirondack and Rangeley Guide boats, you ought to be
able to fish from it!
Glued lapstrake construction with a minimum of transverse framing produces a boat lighter than all previous versions, and Herreshoff's almost trade-mark flat bottom will take the beach for decades to come. ATHELAS can be planked up with 1/4 inch fir or 6mm ocume plywood, and her bottom from 1/2 inch fir or 9 mm apitong or sepele ply. 4 x 10 foot lengths of fir plywood are available on the east coast, and 5 x 10 ocume on the west coast.
This Tom Hill "Ultra-light Construction" style boat weighed in at only 81 pounds. This is a car-top-able design that one person can get on and off, and to the water with one set of kayak or canoe wheels. You can make your own oars, or order spruce oars from , or your favorite supplier. A set of spruce oars with leathers is about 8 pounds.
There are plenty of designs and kits available for sliding
seat boats with a narrower hull and outriggers, but no
other plans for this "common sense" boat. Plans cost $75.
Materials cost about $415. Labor is about 60 hours for the
mold and 160 hours to build and finish the boat. Custom
built, about $2000.
If you want a slightly faster boat for two people, the design can simply be stretched to 18 feet by adding an inch to each station on the mold. If you want a lighter boat, see ATHEY.
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