Small Boat Projects

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CLC Sail Rig - Chesapeake Light Craft Kayak Sail Rig MK II

I built this sail rig to go with my boat, Hull B.    I built this project strictly from plans, and raw materials.  I also did things a little differently than CLC lays out.  First, I used a different sail plan, with a jib and a mainsail.  I will also changed the way the crossbars (aka's) will be attached to the hull.  Finally I built the floats (ama's) as hybrids, where the hulls were plywood and the decks were strip built.

Length:  12 feet
Beam:  10 feet
Weight: 40 lbs.

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Pygmy Wineglass Wherry - Hull #1

I built this Wineglass Wherry for a customer in Port Townsend.  The kit sat in the basement for years until I started building it in May of 2006.  A nameplate, bulkheads with hatches, and a brass cleat on the bow are the custom options I added to this beautiful boat.

Length:  14 feet
Beam:  4 feet
Weight: 100 lbs.

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PT Skiff - Hull #8

This was my biggest project to date.  It is a PT Skiff by Port Townsend Watercraft.  It is a lightweight motor boat that has the unique capability to have water ballast.  This boat is built using stitch and glue construction.

Length:  18 feet 5 inches
Beam:  6 feet 2 inches
Displacement: 1379 lbs.
Engine: 25 HP

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Chesapeake Light Craft Cocktail Class Racer - Hull #9

I finished this fun little boat for a client that started building it but ran out of time.

Length:  8 feet
Beam:  4 feet
Engine: 8 HP

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Angus Rowboats Expedition Rowboat - Hull #16

I completed the build of this boat. It is a large rowboat capable of extended trips.

Length:  18 feet
Beam:  35 inches
Weight: 85 lbs.

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Geodesic Airolite Classic 14 - Hull #19

This boat was built with a spruce frame, ash ribs, and western red cedar accents. It is covered with Ceconite Dacron/fiberglass fabric, making for an ultralight yet tough boat.

Length:  14 feet
Beam:  48.5 inches
Weight: 60 lbs.

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Angus Rowboats Expedition Rowboat - Hull #20

This boat was built with an extra layer of kevlar on the bottom. It is a large rowboat capable of extended trips.

Length:  18 feet
Beam:  35 inches
Weight: 85 lbs.

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Angus Rowboats Expedition Rowboat - Hull #21

This boat was built with an extra layer of kevlar on the bottom. It is a large rowboat capable of extended trips.

Length:  18 feet
Beam:  35 inches
Weight: 85 lbs.

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Pygmy Wineglass Wherry - Hull#22

I took over the build of this boat from the owner. I installed the seats, added extra bulkheads, painted and varnished, and added the sailing conversion.

Length:  14 feet
Beam:  48 inches
Weight: 150 lbs.

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PT Watercraft PT 11 Nesting Dinghy - Hull #26

This gorgeous little boat can be taken apart for storage in a small space.


Length:  11 feet
Beam:  4 feet 2 in.
Weight: 90 lbs.

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PT Watercraft PT 11 Nesting Dinghy - Hull #26

This gorgeous little boat can be taken apart for storage in a small space.


Length:  11 feet
Beam:  4 feet 2 in.
Weight: 90 lbs.

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