“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing
as simply messing about in boats.”
Little Swan, a solo canoe of eleven feet in length, has been included here to illustrate the building methods I use and as a general interest gallery and study plan. Her empty hull weight was around 60 pounds.
“I was pleasantly surprised by my Dolphin’s performance. I sailed out past Point Loma in her from Shelter Island in a 10 to 20 knot breeze. She was fast and stable. I passed numerous boats with much longer LOA...she skimmed over the water and was quite dry. I have nothing but good to say about the two boats I have owned that were designed and built by Bill.”
William Bates, S.C.D.
Small Craft Designer & Builder Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (603)748-8383 660 Western Avenue Henniker, NH 03242