Re: Irish gandelow - free plans for the 15-foot version now published
To me that looks to be pretty much an ideal boat for estuaries and other shallow yet not entirely protected waters.
The underwater body looks pretty similar to a "beilisträ", a local type used on the shallow bays and the extensive deltaland that once was in Kronoby in Österbotten. They looked like a gandalow minus the transom.
The boatbuilders of Kronoby and the boatbuilders around the Shannon estuary arrived at essentially the same solution to the same problem so I bet it will prove to be a good one!
Amateur living on the western coast of Finland