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    Default Need Help with identification

    I have a photograph of my Great Great Grandfathers fishing boat from the late 1800's This was used for fishing on Lake Erie. I would love to know more about his boat, and find either a Model to build or drawings, or something to build a model. If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it. I am attaching a photo.
    Craig Funni
    Houston, Texas.
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    Default Re: Need Help with identification

    Looks like a pound net boat. The rig is right, but the hull looks dumper that that drawn by Chapelle in American Small Sailing Craft, fig 47 & 48 pp128 -131.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Need Help with identification

    It certainly looks some kind of sharpie (pound-net boats were a type of sharpie), but the sides look higher than typical. Various designs are shown in Chapelle's book. Rueul Parker has re-designed many of the boats Chapelle shows for plywood construction. They were shown in "The Sharpie Book." His website (parker-marine.com) lists those small sharpie plans but doesn't have pictures of most of them.
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    I think you've got it -- a pound net boat. I think the angle of the boat to the camera foreshortens it quite a bit. Look at the length of the mizzen boom -- there's minimal overhang at the stern when it's sheeted in. If viewed from a different angle, I think it would be a close match to the boat Chapelle shows on page 130.
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    Default Re: Need Help with identification

    If we assume that the crew stood on the bow is 6', the stem above the water will be 3', which is actually the same size as the Chapelle drawing, giving a boat 36' by 10' 2".
    So Craig, when do you start, and we demand a thread on the build
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Yep, time to get started:

    PoundNet-plan.jpg
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    And the sail plan:

    PoundNet-elevation.jpg
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