Re: Building a wooden barge
FWIW My duck blind is built atop a barge--13 x 6 x 1. Proportions come close to what Mr. Smalser posted, though the bottom transitions to the ends in smooth, curved rocker rather than at an angle. The previous blind had a bottom that angled up and that one pitched and slapped alot (relatively speaking)in chop more than the new one. Of course the blind inst a working craft,like your barge will be, but we do spend whole days at a time in it, and the difference in comfort after a full day is appreciable.
There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.