This should spark some discussion. Bring it on!
I've read/heard that Swampscotts, Dory Skiffs, and Whitehalls all row and sail well. What are the results when they go head to head (i.e. speed under oar and sail, ability to sail windward in light air, stability, manueverablity, ease and cost of construction)?
Hear are some parameter's to narrow the discussion to my scope of interest.
Length: 15' to 17' (Limited by garage size).
Load: 2 adults, two children + camping gear.
Construction: Lapstrake (natural or ply) or strip epoxy.
Oarsmen: 1, occasionally 2.
Area: Puget Sound, WA, or local lakes.
I look forward to your response.