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Beyond me
02-04-2001, 11:20 AM
I'm considering building a rowing shell and would like to know where I can obtain plans or info on same.

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02-04-2001, 12:18 PM
Check out www.durhamboat.com (http://www.durhamboat.com) or Chesapeake Light Craft in Annapolis, Md.

garland reese
02-04-2001, 07:15 PM
www.clcboats.com (http://www.clcboats.com) has the oxford shell in plans and kit form. It is a p;ywood stitch and glue design. There are a few boats in the Woodenboat catalogs. I cannot remember which one (thirty, forty or fifty woodenboats catalogs......you might check the index here on the web site). I know that there is a recreational shell from Joel White in there and a couple of racing singles from King boatworks I think. Glen-l has a plan set for a recreational sculling boat and Clark Craft has one on their web site, similar to the Joel White design. Also, there is a site called blue grouse boats or something like that. He builds strip built sculling shells, with lots of rocker. He lives in MT or WY and needs them to be able to deal with some choppy conditions. He offers patterns for at least one of his designs. Mac Mcarthy also offers patterns for a strip built sculling shell of around 18 feet. Most of these design are recreational sculling boats. The ones in the WB catalog are definitely performance orinted designs. the clc osford would be a good choice, when you consider all things, such as ease of building, performance and the ability to transport fairly easily. It looks pretty good too. I wish they sold the Annapolis Wherry as an ultralight, glued-lap planset. It is available in only kit form. That would be a fun boat, set up for sliding seat double sculling. My youngest daughter would be able to enjoy the sport too......she's a bit short in the britches yet for handling a pair of oars, but that design would be a good teaching/learning platform.....don't wish to build a kit boat though, but that one is tempting.

garland reese
02-04-2001, 10:04 PM
I forgot to mention the web addresses before:

www.clarkcraft.com (http://www.clarkcraft.com)
www.glen_l.com (http://www.glen_l.com)
www.feathercanoes.com (http://www.feathercanoes.com)
www.bluegrouseboats.com (http://www.bluegrouseboats.com)

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02-13-2001, 01:37 AM
Look at Graeme King's Kingfisher.
Plans are available from WB.

Hans-Henning Lassen
02-13-2001, 11:28 AM
Dear 'beyond me'- Apart from the beautiful-looking CLC boats: you might want to contact Ian Oughtred who included a sketch of his 'SNIPEFISH' http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/cool.gif in his clinker plywood boat design catalogue. The catalogue is from 1998 so the plans should be available now. Have fun.