Building a Simple Flat-Bottom Rowboat


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The average rowboat is not entirely suitable for use with the outboard boat motor. The boat described in this article has been designed for the following: Perfect balance with the weight of the motor on the stern; a substantial stern and parts to carry the weight and hold up against vibration and strain; an easily riding bow that does not ship much water when the going is rough; large substantial seats; a front deck giving a motorboat appearance; light weight; ease of rowing, etc. The use of a motor on such a rowboat permits the builder to get into the motor-boat class to some extent, and a few of the refinements of the latter are embodied in the design. While this particular boat has been designed especially for use with an outboard motor, still the fundamentals of general rowboat practice have been closely followed.

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