The boat hull design was taken from the 1955 'Boat Builders Handbook'.
The plans are from a boat named Playboy. Its about 14 feet with
a 68 inch beam. After I built the hull I modified the interier
to be more open with a bench seat up front so the kids and I have
more room. The boat took about a year to build, very much part
time. Then it sat in the garage for a year until I had the trailer
and motor. It was built on a stongback with frames and was originally
meant to be hard chine. Again I customized by cutting a half moon
out of the frames at each chine and instead of putting in the
hard chines I used stitch and glue for the bottom and sides. I
used MAS epoxy.
The boat was launched on the Potomac River near
Washington DC and I plan us use it in the protected bays in the
tidal Potomac and upstream on the fresh water areas in Western
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