This is a curvaceous and neat example of the traditional American catboat. She has been designed to give maximum usability and space in a 16' long package. There is plenty of room for storage and to fit the batteries for an electric drive pod. The drawings show a half-decked open boat but she could take a simple wood or canvas cuddy, boom tent and has room to sleep on.
The hull has plenty of form stability in her sections and ends in the lovely tumblehome bow of the traditional cape Cod catboats. Construction is for Cedar strip planking over computer faired moulds.
16' River Lapwing Catboat Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||2' 6"||0.75m|
Draft incl rudder
|Approx. Dry Weight (incl. electric pod and batteries)||1500 lbs||680 kg|
|Hull Shape||Round bilge|
|Construction Methods||Cedar strip plank|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||1740' of 1/2" x 1 1/4" (530m of 18x30mm) Western Red Cedar|
|Guidance Use||4-6 adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||7 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|