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Littlest Wherry lofted plan


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The Littlest Wherry is 4' overall, so we availed ourselves of the opportunity to draw this plan full size–hence the reason we call it a lofted plan. There are 5 blueline pages in all including her lines, detailed construction plans, plank patterns and pedistal and rocking base details. The book (or CD) The Littlest Boats details her construction, so it's a good idea to order both at the same time. She looks like a boat, but is intended to be used solely as a baby's cradle or even a coffee table. She is not intended for use on the water, and should you do so, you do so at your own risk and at your child's peril.


Three planks up on a 7-plank boat. The size and shape of the 3 moulds, the bottom panel, the transom, and all of the planks are all included in the plan, and all are drawn full size. Making those lap clamps is covered on the CD.


What she's really intended for is use as a baby's cradle, and it's a superb one. Not only is it unique, but children just love them. Perhaps it's the comforting way in which the planking encloses them, we don't know. We have been told that little ones hate to give them up even when they outgrow them. Some parents have removed the stand so that they can sit directly on the floor and so be safer a bit longer for a larger child. Once even that doesn't work, children again use it as a cradle, but this time for their stuffed animals. Eventually, of course, the time will come when even that use is beyond them, so the cradle is put away to await the next generation when the cycle will begin anew. These truly are useful heirlooms.


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