I started making a model of a 16' Pirogue.
I noticed after putting the sides together that simply pushing the sides in or letting them out I can really change the size & shape of this boat.
I'd like to allow the sides to assume a "less bent" shape when I build the real one. That would result in a much wider boat. In my model the sides want to flare out quite a bit anyway.
Having never built a boat I'm hoping somebody here can tell me if I'm making a mistake and should just stick to the plans.
Given approx. the same length 16', shouldn't changing the width from 28" to something like 48+" just improve its capacity?