Well it’s time to start building again. I’ve been working on the plans for an early friendship sloop. The friendship sloop was originally a fishing boat similar to the Muscongus Bay lobster smack, but since it did not have a centerboard it became popular with the cursing and day sailing crowd. That is the way I plan to build this one. Start with the plans drawn by Chapelle, remove the fish well and enlarge the cabin. I plan to hold to Chapelle’s sail plan with two head sails no shrouds and no topsail. First I scanned Chapelle’s plans into the computer and drew the keel parts and bulkheads. After planking the bulkheads will be removed except for the lower portions which will become the floors. Now it’s time to slice up some wood for the planking.
Edited by Cap'n'Bob, 16 June 2015 - 05:47 PM.