We're best known for building wherries...big ones like the Newfoundland Trap Skiff, and little ones like the Rhodes model...but this is the smallest of them all, hence her name.
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. Looking at this photo, we can't help but agree. Even so, the beauty of a wherry cradle pales in comparison to that of its precious cargo. Approved by watchful moms and nervous fathers, the Littlest Wherry is safe and comfortable berth.
No babies in the offing? No problem...how about a wherry coffee table? The hull is built from the same plans. There is a page in the plans that details the coffee table base and glass tabletop. It also includes a rocking base that raises the cradle to the same height as the one in the photo.
Designed as the cradle for our youngest granddaughter, our Littlest Wherry is as lovely to behold as she is fun to build. Construction is glued lap, and suggested planking stock is 4 or 6mm Okoume marine plywood. Because she's only 4' overall, the plans and the lofting are one in the same, because they are drawn full size.
The plans consist of 5 pages: lines, construction details, plank patterns, pedestal (shown above), and details of rocking and coffee table bases. We thought initially that we would put out a print construction manual, but instead opted to annotate the plans, and then document the entire building process in pictures in CD format. So now you have the best of both worlds...full size annotated plans and a companion CD with plenty of color photos.
If you have been wanting to try your hand at boatbuilding, this may be just the project you have been looking for. She's small enough to be built in nearly any shop (or back bedroom), sufficiently detailed to challenge you, and lovely enough to keep you interested.
(5 pages) full size plans for the Littlest Wherry
The Littlest Boats (printed in full color)................50.00
to have one but figure building it is out of the question?
some areas it's difficult to find the marine plywood for the planking...
wanted to create a family heirloom?
We realize that not everyone is as taken with wherries as we are, and should you feel that way, the Littlest Yacht Tender is an option you might want to consider. She is the same size as this Littlest Wherry, and looks for all the world like a 4' version of our tender, Sunshine. Have a look; it's only a click away.
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