So, I'm thinking of building a Jersey skiff, Sea Bright skiff, lifeguard dory, whatever you call it. I've got Gardner's and Guthorn's books--any recommendation on the best hull for a 16' sail boat that rows fairly well? Gardner's lines for Lizzy are my first thought, just 'cause they're so readily available. Since I live on the Pacific coast, the boat probably won't see surf (that would be quasi-suicidal, unless I got a really flat day), but it will hopefully be all over Puget Sound, the Columbia and coastal bays, so a design that can stand up to wind, waves and weird eddies is important. Because of financial and building space limitation (especially the former!) I don't want to go much over 16'. I'd like to adapt a lug yawl rig to the hull, ideally with a sail kit, as paying for professional sailmaking on top of the boat and trailer is just a pipe dream with my current job.
One question==what's the point of that weird curved sternpost plus knee Gardner shows? Why not use a straight sternpost kneed to the bottom boards like a normal person?
So, what's out there, planwise, for those skiffs?