The Boat

The Somes Sound 12 1/2 is a lapstrake version of a picnic boat originally designed by Nat Herreshoff in 1902.  Herreshoff was a famous designer of winning America's Cup boats in the late 19th early 20th Century.  His Hereshoff Haven, carvel built, was a very popular design, and known as "the biggest little boat".  John Brooks of Brooklin Maine, modified the design to lapstrake construction, and now sells full-scale plans for the Somes Sound 12 1/2.
This is the boat I'm building:
The Somes Sound 12 1/2, from the Nov-Dec 2010 Wooden Boat magazine
The creator of the Somes, John Brooks, of Brooks Boat Designs
John in his creation.  What a pretty little picnic boat!  Piccie from the Study Plan.

And some screenshots of the article in the Nov-Dec 2010 edition of Wooden Boats.  (The PDF is 4 megs and takes forever to load...).  Click to view and enlarge:

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