The traditional Punter is a small Dutch work boat with a simple single chine and flat bottomed hull and an upper strake which is shaped to give tumblehome. Her sprit rig is very practical allowing the sail to be brailed up against the mast when not in use rather than having to be dropped into the boat. Brailing up also allows power to be taken off the rig quickly.
Construction is ply over frame with softwood frames and ply girders erected upside down on a strongback, chine stringers fitted and the ply planking put on oversize and trimmed back. This method is used rather than stitch and tape because of the shape of the bow although S&T could be used if all the planking was fitted in 2 thin layers. She uses 7 sheets of 4mm ply and 10 sheets of 9mm ply.
16' Dutch Punter Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||2'3 1/2"||0.70m|
Draft incl rudder
|Approx. Dry Weight||662 lbs||300 kg|
|Hull Shape||Hard chine flat bottomed|
|Construction Methods||Ply plank over frame|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||
7 sheets of 4mm
10 sheets of 9mm
|Guidance Use||4-6 adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||6 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|