LOA=16'-0" Beam=4'-8" Depth Amidships=1'-7"
Wt=225 lbs (mahogany planked/sailing)
(deduct 45 lbs for rowing version)
Glued Lap with 9mm planking is about the same weight.
Construction is straightforward and well documented in the plans. An additional page shows a small transom for the modified version. Unusual in a peapod? You bet. The first one was designed by Merrill Young for use on a double ender ordered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The reason? So that an outboard can be used without having to add some sort of aftermarket motor mount. Professional building time is about 170 hours, but varies widely owing to matertials selected and degree of finish, and of course whether she's to be a pulling boat or suited to sail.
The plans consist of lines and offsets, plank keel details, construction plan and sail plan. These plans are for the plank keeled sailing model, and are an adaptation of the original vertical keeled pulling boat, done so that the centerboard case can install directly on the centerline and be bolted through the keel. They are blueline and printed on 24# paper.
Yes, she can be built glued lapstrake. We prefer to use 9mm planking, because if she is built too lightly, she will not sit down on her lines as she should, and her seakeeping abilities will be compromised. If you are looking to build a light and fast pulling boat, you might want to take a closer look at our Duck Trap Wherry.
When you place an order for plans, understand that what you are purchasing is the construction rights for one time use only–and every plan page is so marked. A royalty amounting to 50% of the original cost of the plans is due on subsequent boats built from our boat plans. So if you decide you would like to build a second (or third, or fourth) Duck Trap Wherry for example, and the plans cost $65, then the royalty would only amount to $32.50 per boat.