Re: Oughtred's Puffin aka 10 foot Acorn
My friend Dan Pence in Portland built a 10 which I've both rowed and sailed. And my partner Andy built an 8 trad. lap for rowing only. These are lovely boats! I bought the plans for the 10 myself, though I eventually ended up building a pram instead for use specifically as a ship-to-shore tender. But I'd totally build a 10 at some point in the future if I needed a compact cartopper.
The most rational rig for it is the balance lug, I think. But you probably knew I was going to say that. A daggerboard or centerboard is vastly preferable to a leeboard in practice I've found. I'd probably go DB unless I was going to keep her on a trailer instead of cartopping.
Andy's trad. 8 footer.
Amphibious Macroplankton Oughtredia doublendus
Mostly found frequenting the littoral and estuarine zones in the southern half of the Salish Sea, though sightings have been recorded both north and south of this area, and occasionally, but rarely, inland, in freshwater environments. This species lives on micro-brewed beer and dutch-oven biscuits,and displays brightly colored nylon and gore-tex plumage during the rainy season. Approach with caution!