A lightweight rowing whaler for easy construction. The hull has 4 panels per side plus a narrow flat bottom panel and the hull is symetrical about amidships to make construction even easier.
The hull can be made in 2 halves and bolted together in the middle and a simply outboard well can be incorporated too. Construction is simple stitch and tape with the ply frames fitted after the planking has been stitched together.
Buoyancy can be built-in under the seating or these areas can be used for dry storage.
21' Solway Whaler Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||2' 2 1/2"||0.67m|
|Displacement to WL||1965 lbs||891 kg|
|Approx. Dry Weight (using mainly 6mm ply)||400 lbs||181 kg|
|Multi-chine with 4 planks per side and a narrow bottom panel|
|Construction Methods||Stitch and tape ply|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||12 x 6 or 9mm sheets|
|Guidance Use||6 adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||5 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|