Fast Tandem Wherry...which design?

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  1. Welshhorselogge
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    Welshhorselogge New Member

    Hi All

    My son has a recent interest in rowing, having had a taster week in Sculling.

    A Tandem Scull design would limit us to quiet rivers and flat calm lake days.....so I looked for something with speed but more sea-keeping.

    I think CLC-Boats (John Harris) Annapolis Tandem Wherry, 19'10" by 38" beam is best compromise and balance between speed, stability and sea-keeping so we can take her to lakes and coastal waters and not be limited if weather is bad.

    Built a Selway Fisher Prospector 15 a few years ago, great as a canoe, but slow, we want some muscle building rowing now my rugby days are over.....
     
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  3. Tallman
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    The CLC Tandem Wherry is beautiful but has very low freeboard and isn't a good idea for any sort of waves. The Wayland Marine doubles, especially the Merry Sea 2, are much more seaworthy (and faster) and still very light. Or you could build a Ken Basset Firefly 2 and put decks on it-
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/slowslide/
    If speed isn't a worry than the CLC dory with sliding rigs is very capable too.
     
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    bregalad Senior Member

    Here is a chap that did a major refit on a Merry Wherry and has rowed to Iceland from Scotland.
    http://www.olypen.com/cduff/Frames.html
    Definitely an individual that doesn't require much in the way of creature comforts.
     
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    Welshhorselogge New Member

    Thanks guys for feedback, I will follow up on the links and have a good think.
    Cheers:D
     

  7. peterAustralia
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    peterAustralia Senior Member

    Annapolis Wherry is nice, downside is low freeboard, not really suitable for rough conditions at all (its still a nice boat though)

    Long, narrow rowboat with a bit more freeboard would probably suit, there is a thread somewhere, called designing a fast rowboat, some nice ones on that

    some other links
    http://www.archdavisdesigns.com/davis_penobscot17.html
    (a bit beamy,,, but freeboard and length look good)

    scilly gig from bateau.com (nice,, maybe just a fraction short?)
    http://www.bateau.com/studyplans/SG15_study.htm?prod=SG15

    wineglass wherry from pygmy boats (maybe again a fraction too short)
    http://www.pygmyboats.com/boats/wineglass-wherry-rowboat-kit.html

    chester yawl by clc
    http://www.clcboats.com/shop/boats/rowboats/fixed-seat-rowboats/chester-yawl-row-boat-kit.html

    joansa by jw
    http://www.jwboatdesigns.co.nz/plans/joansa/

    merry wherry
    http://merrywherry.com/merryseatwotheru.html

    mandarin 17 row skiff by selway fisher
    http://www.selway-fisher.com/Rowskiffs.htm
    (I like this one,,, add buoyancy tanks fore and aft, raise freeboard by 2cm or so,, perfect)
     
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