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Punt / River Boat

Discussion in 'Boat Bragging Board' started by beekeeper, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    My question is: what are the advantages that are sought from square ends on a boat? I'm curious.

    Every design will have characteristics deemed "good" or "bad" by users. Different users, and different uses will favor different characteristics, we all know that. So, what characteristics of squared off ends are you builders seeking?
  2. jdupre'

    jdupre' Well-Known Member

    For me, it's shorter length per given amount of flotation and stability and to sit higher and move about easier. It's definitely a trade off. I wanted my little boat for less than 1/2 mile trips and ponds. For that it is a fine craft.
  3. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    No "loaded" intended. Nothing implied. I think you answered it. 2" of rocker and the bottom was at the water line with no noticeable turbulence.

  4. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    For a boat this size 10' long /24" bottom, more capacity and stability than a pointed boat of equal size. May even fit in the truck better.
    For Joey, I think he ran out of plywood befor he could add the pointed ends.:rolleyes:
  5. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    OK, capacity and easier load and unload. They make sense. Thanks.
  6. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Building Classic Small Craft by John Gardner page 4 answered my question/assessment. "If the boat has a transom stern , this must sit high above the water for best results."
    Hard part now is figuring out how much rocker and still maintain the other criteria needed. Change and compromise.

  7. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Lots of rocker with a short, keel-strip on the bottom?

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