SuitsUs, my first build

widmier7SuitsUs was my first boat to build back in 2000.  It was a 14′ Stevenson Pocket Cruiser that was very easy to build, very roomy, and very stable.  The wide flat bottom gave it the stability but also was a liability in chop where the bottom would pound like a drum.  Setting a pattern that would follow throughout my boatbuilding, I didn’t exactly stick with the plans.  When I first built the boat I used leeboards instead of bilgeboards and increased the sail area including the area of the jib.  Later, I modified the boat by increasing the area of the cockpit through the use of a bridge deck and suitsuseliminated the headsail in favor of a traditional catboat rig.  I ended up selling this boat after many years of enjoyment due to my move from Ohio to Georgia.


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