Experimental Boats

With such an easy and painless means of prototyping at hand why not build outlandish and improbable boats!  I call this one-off creation,  Small Craft Advisory.  It is essentially the bottom profile and rocker of a windsurfboard built up to a canoe.  Bamboo and ABS pipe make a poor mans' outrigger.   It is unique in blending epoxy-fiberglass-plywood with skin-on-frame in the same boat.  I built this 14' canoe in about 4 lazy days.  It will undoubtedly perform better with the rudder fixed in place and by changing it from a tri to single outrigger.  You can see me hiked way back here trying to get it to head downwind.   Pictured below is the maiden voyage.