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Boatbuilding and Boating Resources


Little Crab

LITTLE CRAB is a smaller version of the Chesapeake Crab Skiff I drew several years ago.

Exploration Ketch Tern

Tern is a lengthened (to 23'9') version of my earlier 20' design Ratty.


Day sailer


Footloose combinines the traditional lines and salty looks of the classic flatty skiff, with the ease of building and seamless integrity of plywood construction for unclomplicated boating.


Modified 15 Square Meter Skerry Cruiser. A minimalist daysailer and pocket cruiser with style.

Sabor, RYD-14.6

Sabor (RYD-14.6) is designed for only one thing and is an entry level to experienced sport sailor. An open transom, reversed sheer and built in floatation insure she's not mistaken for something else.

Murphy, RYD-16.2

RYD-16.2 is a wholesome dayboat that can be rigged as a free standing cat or sloop. Large, roomy cockpit, taped seam construction, centerboard and kick-up rudder.

battana adriatica

open sailing boat for a crew of 4

Passagemaker Dinghy Take-Apart

Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults, and it "nests" to take up less space.

Passagemaker Dinghy

Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully

Jimmy Skiff

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend.


Our Skerry™ is that rare boat combining excellent rowing and sailing qualities into one attractive craft. Sail when there's wind, row when there's not. You'll cover the miles either way.


"PocketShip" is a small cruising sailboat of refined model, meant to sail well on all points, provide dry camping accommodations for one or two adults, and tow behind a four-cylinder car.

Spirit Class

Design No. 1557-C2

Blue Jay photo

Blue Jay, Design No. 805

Crab Skiff

Based on traditional crabbing skiff documentation by Howard Chapelle, this has proven to be a fast and stable boat that can carry a real load.

SIRI balanced-lug yawl rig

An 18' daysailer/beach cruiser available in multiple configurations: gaff sloop or balanced-lug yawl rig; traditional plank-on-frame, glued lapstrake, or cold-molded construction; keel or centerboard

Coquina under sail

Under license from the MIT's Hart Nautical Collections, Doug Hylan and Maynard Bray have collaborated to produce a highly detailed builder's package for this N. G. Herreshoff classic daysailer.

Paper Jet 14 Turbo

Paper Jet 14 plywood stitch and glue sailing skiff


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