Tesora

 This 14″ double ended dinghy is being put together in my spare time for my own use. She will carry a small gunter sloop rig, and have a pair of rowing positions. She is being built from one of my own designs, so it is a bit of a voyage of discovery, but so far everything is looking pretty grand!

As with all small boats with the goal of performing well under both sail and oars, she is a bit of a compromise between two ideal hull forms. I’ve lent a little towards the rowing optimized shape, as I intend to use her under oars quite a bit. A long , straight keel, a narrow(ish) beam and suitable amount of dead rise should make her a pleasure to scull. Whilst a slightly reduced sail area and a bit of ballast in the bottom of a  well shaped dagger board should make her stable with reasonable up-wind performance.