This mender of the flock (somebody else called
it that and as silly as it sounds, I rather liked it I'm afraid...)
is just a bit different than the others. She has a bit less rake
to the transom, a bit more rake to the bow, and just a little
fuller mid-sectional shape. This slight extra beam
at the WL makes her able to pack a bit more weight for her length,
although she is still a trim boat by modern standards! I like
her look a lot.
Two versions are being worked up. First, of course, is the pure Diesel Duck; that simple and businesslike look at which for some reason is so appealing. This is what Id choose if I wanted to really cruise.
The Sport version being worked up is certainly capable of cruising too. In this case a bit of room was robbed from the end of the owners stateroom to give a us a small cockpit. The owners bed had to be offset to allow passage from the cockpit into the owners cabin. But thats no big problem, and the easy outside access and the cockpit could be appreciated. Theres a door in the transom and a swim step; a good rig for diving or serious fishing.
To go along with the sport concept the pilot house windows slope forward, and she was given a flying bridge. This could be done on the traditional version too, or of course the sport version could have the traditional vertical pilot house, as well as no fly bridge. But I think she needs the bridge; its a great place to sit and watch the world go by....
I'm also playing around with a "Sedan" idea that seems to be growing on me. For a place like the Pacific NW, this could be fun. I haven't done anything with an interior yet. It you want to build her, I'll draw your interior ideas into the plans.