This design has captured my fancy, and I'm considering adding these plans to "the library". Poor as I am, the tendency to buy plans for boats I may never build is hard to resist when I feel like supporting the work of the designer.
In the case of Michalak, the hours of enjoyable reading about his designs in events like the TX200, OBX130, EC, etceteras make me inclined to at least build a model of this one.
Other attractions are that I believe it could fit on a trailer that would also carry my GLD around. ( made of BC pine she's horrible to cartop single handed ).
The boat would be used for ponds, litoral rivers and creeks, the Delaware and Rehoboth bays. A common recurring fantasy concerns the lower Nanticoke river, some of the Chesapeake Islands, and cruising "the ditch" via the Dismal Swamp.
More realistically, it's a boat I could get the wife to spend a day on ( womens like privacy for the privvy ) it can be rowed but my no means a rowboat, looks idea for that newfangled 3hp electric torqueedo that has a folding solar panel which will recharge it in about 10 hours. Cuddy for solo camp cruising, and it seems that one owner just planted a 13' sail on a mizzen mast to good effect.
For a sailing camp cruiser with shelter and ability to be used with oar or sweep what designs would others recommend?
My sailing level of skill can generously be described as novice, and that long ago. No bluewater fantasies, more interested in the ditch and beach cruising, lakes, etc. Maybe brief expeditions in bays under choice conditions. Building skill is "moderate", have managed a box and a Gloucester Light Dory.
(Tow vehicle would be 6cy XLT exploder 4x4 but a lighter boat my sonata could manage is very attractive )