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Hi Eastern Shore,
The boat in the picture was built to the lines of a design by my father, Britanus Vik. The lines were published in a little article I wrote for a little publication called "Lines & Offsets", the journal of the Traditional Wooden Boat Society. The boat in the picture was built by ThomV, who I believe is the webmaster of this great little forum, and a friend of his whose name I don't recall. They did a great job of building and Thom has done a wonderful job of maintaining the boat as it has been many years ago she was built. I would be willing to send a lines drawing with dimensions and also panel dimensions for stitch and glue construction if you are comtemplating building one of these nice boats.
I believe this is the same type of boat that Sandy Point rented during the 60's and 7o's. They were made by a company called Beal Boat Company and as best as I can recall, they were located on route 50 east, just beyond the bay bridge about 5-10 miles. They were like floating battle tanks. I rammed so many pilings with those boats while fishing for pearch and rock. I've searched for the manufacturer for almost 15 years and finally gave up. I think they went under when the fishing went downhill.
EasternShore, I don't know where to find a boat like that already built, but I know where there are plans for building skiffs of that sort out of plywood. Try WoodenBoat magazine, and their compilations of plans.
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