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May 18, 2017
Putting our biases aside for a moment, if you count the Shellback Dinghies on the dock in Center Harbor, you will find that it easily wins the most popular award, partly because it's a fun boat to race. She's fast, seaworthy, and pretty. Isn't that enough? Her bottom is narrower than the Nutshell Pram, making her tippier but faster. A nice all-around performer, which is easy to build, clean and paint.
|Length and Beam||11'2" and 4'5"|
|Versatility||Row and Sail|
|Construction Type||Glued Lapstrake|
|Ease of Towing||★★★★★|
|Load Carrying Capacity||★★★|
|Ease of Maintanence||★★★★|
|Ease of Build||★★★★|
|Off Center Factor||★★★★★|
You can purchase the plans and the kit for the Shellback Dinghy on the WoodenBoat Store website.
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