I just finished my Nutshell Pram and I am already feeling the itch to build something bigger. I've already drafter a set of requirements that I hope are realistic (nothing like 6' 3 mast schooner that sleeps 50). They are as follows in no particular order.
Must be able to store on the hard. (Carvel straight out)
Must be trailerable
-Ease of trailerbility strongly preferred
Must weigh less that 3500 lb trailered (Class II hitch)
Must have accommodations for 2 (I am 6' tall)
-It is preferred this is inside a cabin (but this is not a requirement)
-Sleeping comfort is of no concern as I am used to backpacking
-It is preferred but not required that the accommodations for two allow them to sleep together rather than separate, but not required
-Can be single handed
-CAN NOT BE BERMUDA
-Otherwise Open to pretty much anything but gaff or lug would be nice
-This is a minimum for me since I backpack a lot.
-Keeping me alive is way more important
-Shallower the draft the better
-Plan to sail the Potomac and Chesapeake and occasionally short stints to the coast
-The "saltier" the better
-I plan to make all the blocks from scratch as rope stropped.
Must also be able to tow a Nutshell Pram (9'6") comfortably
*New Req*Spars and mast should be wooden (I just like the looks)
If these requirements aren't realistic please say so, but appreciate the help!