I'm sure this is a question that has been flogged to death but couldn't find a set of search terms that gave me a good response. So here goes:
I work with a charity in Glasgow, we teach boatbuilding to folk who are long term unemployed many of whom have social issues such as addiction. The aim is by learning skills and being involved in interesting projects our participants gain self respect and become part of the community to help them move on with their lives. We're currently building a wee 8ft clinker pram and a Catspaw dinghy
We are planning a new boatbuilding project in partnership with a few organisations that mean we need some new boats to build. I bought plans for Paul Gartside's #173 (http://store.gartsideboats.com/colle...nded-ketch-173) as a big ambitious build that we could use for sail training on completion. It will come as no surprise that it was TOO ambitions!
So i'm looking to scale down the project but keep the outcomes similar, so i'm looking for suggestions on designs to suit the following brief:
- Traditional build (ideally carvel)
- Trailerable (we do have large 3.5 ton truck so can tow a significant weight)
- Good for sail training with novices on water you do not want to fall into (inner city glasgow has high quantity of raw sewage)
- Big enough to be inspiring
- Can be fitted with positive buoyancy without ruining looks
- Can be fitted with auxiliary power without ruining looks
- Would love it if it could have some sort of heritage link to Scotland though this is less crucial.
All suggestions welcome, I know there are hundreds of designs that would suit but i'd love to find something that is right.