books (w pics?) on small sailers
heyo, it's getting to the point where i'm looking to build my first boat....and i would like a sailer that is small and easy enough to build (i have enough experience with woodworking to do intermediate skill level things) but i have very little small boat experience. here's what i'm looking for:
-flat (or close to) bottomed
-can be single handed w ease (maybe a gunter rig?) but can have two in confortably
-easy to sail (this is for zipping around in my own time in relatively light breezes-river or lake sailing mostly)
-i'd like it to have a historic look to her (maybe riveted, carvel or lapstrake?)
ok, so i know that describes about a million boats, but here's where i need help: are there good resources (i.e. books with pictures) that people can reccomend so i can get a better idea of designs that i would want to look at further?
i've recently been sailing mystic seaports fenwick, which is a flat bottomed dingy style of about 10 or 12 feet and i like her a lot (she is a simple gunter rig), i'm also partial to beetle cats. i have an appreciative eye for work boats that can be sailed and look okay if they are scuffed a bit (i.e. this will be a no varnish boat)
i'd appreciate any suggestions of books or websites that have helped others find their design to build
"It doesn't matter what it says on your tombstone, having one means you're dead." -Methos
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