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I have taken a liking for the mini tug look, but wouldn't intend to use it for traditional tug duties. I fish in areas where there can be a significant swell (1-2m), and am not sure of the seaworthiness of such a boat.


So basically I am after a trailerable mini tug or similar, not fussed if inboard or outboard as long as it is well integrated into the design. By the way this is my first build, but from what I can see other beginners have built both of these. Its seems from what I can understand the Candu E-Z which I initially mentioned is probably not up to much when the weather turns foul and therefore probably not a good choice. The Devlin Dipper and Godzilli seem like they would be the easiest and quickest to build, but without the amenities of the others. Also can anyone give me have an estimate of build times for the simpler devlin boats (i know this can be highly variable)?
I started a project by organizing everything, obtaining the materials and stacking them up and working everyday, methodically and the project goes pretty fast. To get WoodenBoat delivered to your door or computer, mobile device of choice, etc, click WB Subscriptions.


I have it in my mind that it could be used for simple fishing trips and the odd night aboard in sheltered areas. As I understand it these are both displacement hulls and as such have a top speed of around 5-10 knots.
Pierre dory, easy to build, designed to fish and about the most seaworthy small boat around.
Its a bit bigger than I had in mind, but the planing hull certainly would be an attraction plus the cockpit seems large enough for fishing.




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