Harry Bryan Shantyboat Plan #11
Designer says: This design was created for our own dream, a dream we have by no means abandoned but have only set aside for a while. We imagine an early Spring day on the coast of the Carolinas or Fall in the Chesapeake with the wood stove going, a good book for gray days and a double paddle canoe ready when the sun shines.
Hull type: Flat bottomed scow
Construction: Two layer glued cedar hull, clapboard sides, plywood roof.
Intended capacity: Double berth and single settee/berth.
Propulsion: 8-20 hp. 4-stroke outboard
Skill needed: Basic to intermediate
Lofting required: Minimal
Alternative construction: Plywood
Plans are minimal and consist of two 24″x 24″ sheets.
1. Profile and layout.
2. construction details.
Cost per set; $85 plus $20.00
Shantyboat Living Says:
I think it’s a cute and practical design, derivative of the Atkins Retreat. However, as I was working my way through possible designs my wife took a look and she didn’t care for this one. She didn’t like the lines, the sideview. To each their own. In fact, the next time she saw it she thought it cute and had no recollection of having thought poorly of it. There are a couple of design ideas worth adding to another other plan, including the standing platform over the outboard.
- The plans are
cheap.Well, now the plans have gone from $25 to $85 plus $20 for shipping. While not “cheap” now, they still seem reasonable.
- The basic elements are all there.
- As drawn many would find this attractive.
- This may not be the best for your first build. Those beautiful curves do complicate things.
- The hull construction is Two layer glued cedar hull with clapboard sides. Not the easiest way to build a boat by any means. The site says alternative construction is plywood, but at this point I don’t know if that is included in the plans.