I built this 18′ Palmer fantail launch to plans I obtained from Mystic Seaport Museum. The original boat was built around 1910 and had a Palmer gas inboard engine. I adapted the plans for modern strip plank construction and used western red cedar for planking, fiberglassed inside and out. Decks and seating are of Khaya Mahogany and all trim is American Black Cherry and oak. It is propelled by the components of an 80 lb. thrust trolling motor. I use the boat on the mountain lakes of Vermont.