Plans to build the 28' [8.5 M] Folkboat Garvey

A builder of one of my other designs sent me a photo of a boat like this to duplicate. It's a Cajun Folkboat design that is used to transport large numbers of people across the Bayou. The original had a single cylinder inboard, but they wanted to use this one with a modern outboard. This would also make a great poor man's Narrowboat to cruise the canals in Great Britain, or even a mini Great Loop boat if you wanted to use the Canadian canals in your adventure.

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Folkboat Garvey

Folkboat Garvey

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About Garveys

Garveys have been used all over the world, where a small, highly maneuverable shallow water boat is needed that is very stable and can carry a heavy load. Nowhere are they more popular than in the bayous and bays of the Gulf Coast of the United States, where week choked inlets, wide open, shallow bays, and narrow tree lined meandering rivers abound. These boats will carry an enormous load for their size, while operating very economically, with minimal power requirements. You can pole, paddle, row, or of course power them with standard or mud-type outboards. There are few better choices for a rugged workboat in mostly shallow water than a Garvey style dory.



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