Looking for a little help in my dreaming. In the past I have built a 16' Folbot Kayat and a 25' Bolger bateau. Also I have rebuilt a rowboat which had the flat bottom rotted out from a winter sitting on mud.
Basically all plywood/chine/nail construction.
Anyhow I am in possession of 2 lateen sails, one from a Snark and a bigger one from another Folbot called (I think) the Sport. The boat is foldable, and seats 2-3 depending how cozy you want to get.
My request is any help to find boat plans which could utilise the lateen sails. (and their included aluminum parts.) My 12 year old grandaughter wants to go sailing, she's tired of rowing. Doesn't have to be fast, once we are 30 feet from the dock we are where we want to be. Also, the previously mentioned plywood/chine/nail construction is preferred, and not much over 16'-18' long. Monohull is fine, cats are too wet for my taste but a small tri with two cockpits in tandem would be fine.
A lot of designs encourage tall rigs, that's fine,'cause that's where the air is. But I need to $tick with what I have for variou$ rea$ons.And those same reasons are why I do not want to spend $100 for a set of plans. I understand most are worth it, I just don't have those resources. Cheap is good, free is better. Have I whined enough yet? I scrounge a lot so this might take a year or two to complete.
If anybody has any thoughts or information they would like to share I would really appreciate the effort.
Thanks for reading this far.