This spring I launched my own boat. I was inspired by the midframe shape of Joel White's Shellback dinghy, and made a rough drawing of a multichine boat. A narrow flat bottom, three strakes above it, a kind of Swampscott Dory with a wider transom and a plumb bow, so it looked a bit like a Whitehall Dinghy, and then Klaas Bes, naval architect, got it all on his drawing board or computer. He faired the lines and did the necessary calculations.Moreover, he printed the halfstations on paper, so transferring them to moulds was easy. I built the boat over more then a years spare time in my garage, using 8 mm occoume plywood, for the bottom and 6 mm ply for the 3 strakes. The transom was made out of a piece of birch plywood of 12 mm.I made the transom slightly hollow wher the first strake landed and since I was not sure how much would look better I gave starboard more hollow than the other. That is the nice thing when you build your own boat: You can do what you like.
...and after some time I had a boat. The mast was a polyester flagpole, the sail was the same as a Ness Yawls main, balanced lug, as I hope to compare the boat with them. The rest of the birch went into a daggerboard and case.
And she is a fine rowing boat
And we also use her till I got the St. Ayels Skiff finished.