I'm currently finishing a S&G ply dinghy that I designed and built myself. Of course, building a wooden boat leads one to peruse the internet and the forums here in particular, which I'm sure has led some (most?) of you to build more boats.
I stumbled across pictures from the Pacific NW, the boat "Big Food" in particular looks amazing to me. It's pretty awesome that you can sail out of a city, and find secluded islands to explore and camp on not too far away (we don't really have much of that here in Boston, maybe in Maine perhaps?)
I found the Blackfly drawings online recently, and have been toying with the idea of shortening it up to 12' LOA, and possibly also converting it to a double ender. The curves are fairly easy, so I don't really see any issue in shortening it up by reducing the frame spacing and keeping the beam. I don't know that I definitely want to make it a double ender, but this idea has also crossed my mind as well.
My question here is if anyone sees any potential issues with the shortening that I am overlooking? my thinking is that this could be a pretty nice winter project if I decide to go forward with it. My reasoning for shortening the boat is general size restriction, and also to make it easier to car-top.