Whitehall 17ft. Sailboat
This was a beautiful lined Whitehall pulling boat, that I modified with a keel and sailing rig. On flat water this boat really flies both on and off of the wind. The Hull is construction is called lap strake as the actual planks overlap each other with no calking. Copper rivets secure the planks to the ribs and the water swells the planks tight.
This was one of five sailboats that I have built and this one won “Best of Show” at the New Port Wooden boat show. Port Orford Cedar, Oak, Mahogany and Walnut. 17’x5’x2 1/2’