just getting on for the first time in months. i have been on absence from boat building as i have been at school the whole summer. looking to start a project in the next few months and would like to build something in the 16-20 foot range. needs to be light as the motor i have to use is a 7.5 mercury for now. doesnt have to plane, just handle well.
i spend time in apalachicola, and cant help but notice the fine lines and simple construction of the oyster boats. unfortunately i am un able to find any information on how they are constructed. speaking with some locals, i have found that there is a strong boat building tradition in that area.
any information would be greatly appreciated.
im not looking to buy plans, as ive already built one freehand. im an engineering student and this makes a great challenge for me.