Plans to build the 27' Tangier Chesapeake Bay DreadriseIn response to a number of inquiries, I've designed this 27' Deadrise style boat using my easy-to-build system and materials. These were developed from the original power skipjack hulls so popular in the East Coast a century ago. They're easily driven with low power, can carry a huge load, and will get you home in those sudden squalls of teh North Atlantic, where the shallow water creates horrid, steep short choppy water.
Free Study Plans for the Tangier Chesapeake Bay Dreadrise
Our study plans are two of the actual construction drawings. They're not enough information for you to build the boat, but they do give you the overall boat size, shape and construction methods. This is a pdf file readable with the free Adobe Acrobat pdf file reader.
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About Chesapeake Bay Deadrise Work Boats
The design and construction of deadrise workboats evolved from the sailing skipjacks. One of the first types of purpose-built small powered fishing boats to appear on the Chesapeake Bay were the Hooper Island draketails of the 1920s and 1930s. The Hooper Island draketails featured construction similar to the sailing skipjacks, but were narrower as stability was not needed to carry a sail and a narrow hull made best use of the limited power from the available gasoline engines. As higher power engines became available, hulls became wider. Higher powered engines permitted higher speeds, which required sterns that were wider and flatter under the waterline to prevent the stern from squatting down in the water at higher speeds.
My versions take the traditional shape and make it easy to build using construction grade lumber, ply, fiberglass and epoxy covering for a simple, rugged and durable boat.
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