SuitsUs 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 eliminated 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.
SuitsUs, my first build