Saturday, April 26, 2008
Shadboats were designed for fishing and can hold a ton or more of product. The more fish inside on the bottom, the more stable they become. They can be rowed or sailed. The construction is a lot rougher and heavier than a tuck-up. These boats are carvel planked like the A-cats. This produces a smoother, quieter, more efficient hull through the water, but uses up more wood in building because each plank must be spiled and carved to fit the frames. This would be a great picnic boat. You could take out a bunch of people for a daysail. Look at the cockpit arrangement. Very social.