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post #9 of Old 02-15-2011
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Like Denise said. The Nutshell dinghy from Woodenboat is supposed to row and sail well. They have a number of other designs that might do what you need - including a Whitehall, but that's another thing entirely. Chesapeake Light Craft is expanding beyond kayaks too, and might be worth a look. One caveat: I've heard that if you go too light in a boat designed to be capable of carrying a load (not a single scull, for example), the boat doesn't carry well between strokes. There's simply not enough inertia to maintain speed.
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