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Coot

The Coot is a handy little yacht tender with a lot of capacity. The "pram" style design has transoms at boat ends, this provides a lot of capacity in a short length and has the added benefit for the first-time wooden boat builder that most of the strips run straight off the transoms and do not require the careful fitting of strips involved in a sharp ended boat.


A "T" shaped plywood bench seat allows the rower to easily slide forward or back to adjust the balance as more people climb in or baggage is added. The seat supports create buoyancy for added safety. The boat is designed to be rowed out to your mooring, but it may be equipped with a small outboard. Although I have not done it yet, for those who would like to do some sailing the boat could be rigged with a small sail. The boat has a lot of stability and should scoot along quite well for a boat of its size.


Design Specs

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Year of Design: 
2007
LOA: 
8'
Beam: 
48"
Draft: 
6"
Displacement: 
300
Materials: 
Wood
Fiberglass
Propulsion: 
oars
Skill Level to Build: 
easy
Available as: 
Kit
Cost: 
110
Contact Information: 

54 South Rd

Groton CT 6340 Phone: 860 659 8847