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Salt Pond Rowing “Ellen” Dinghy

LOA 12 ft., beam 48 inch, sail area 62.5 sq. ft. displacement about 145 lb. The Ellen dinghy is a John Brooks design. It is a big 12 footer with capacity for 5 people (rowing) and is an excellent rower and sailer. I have just completed a sailing model with sailing interior, Gunter rig and a centerboard.

Contact me if you would like me to build you one!

The Ellen Dinghy under sail

For more information call 207-359-6539
and talk to Joe.

The Ellen at Belfast

Inside view of Ellen as sailing version

Shellback Dinghy

The shellback dinghy is a Joel White design prized for their sailing, rowing and towing qualities. The boat pictured here is one that I built in 2001. It was my personal dinghy for 8 years. This picture was taken in 2008 after many years of sailing, rowing and towing, proving the longevity of glued lapstrake construction combined with a minimum of winter maintenance. LOA: 11ft 2 in, beam 48 in. The boat is an ideal tender for a yacht with an added benefit of being a fun and easy sailor. I recently delivered a rowing model shellback and have a sailing model under construction and available for sale.


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