Great Island Rowboat
Her look is that of a classic old-time rowboat, but this one is complete with a sail rig, and can handle an outboard with ease.
lines for these plans were taken from the restored boat shown here. Built around
the turn of the century for use on Penobscot Bay, we bought her in '79 for $75.
She needed a lot of work...new transom, a bunch of ribs, thwarts, and more,
but she was worth the effort. After using her for a season, we took her back
to the shop and took off her lines and then drew these plans.
The lines are faithful to the original, and we've added a plank keel so that a centerboard case is readily mounted on the hull centerline. You will like the plank keel for beaching because she stands upright on the shore like a wherry. By the way, we also offer plans for the oars that appear in the photo.
Wish we had more photos to show you, but sad to say, we haven't been able to put our hands on the photos of the 16-footer we built. We took them and sorted through the prints, but haven't seen them or the negatives since we moved from one office to another. Sorry about that. However, others have shared the photos of the boats they built from our plans. Here's a particularly nice one built out on the West Coast over the winter of 2003-04...
The original boat (the one in the photo at the top of this page) measures 12'-10" overall, and we've built this design to 16'-0" with no problem using the same offsets. Our boats were lapstrake, but she could be carvel planked, strip built, or even cold moulded. Professional building time is about 140 hours for the smaller version—less for glued lap construction using 6 or 9mm marine plywood planking.
Island Rowboat Plans...........................................US$45.00
a lofting and how does it differ from plans??
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