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Shenandoah Peapod

15' x 46" / 4.57m x 1.17m
Reasonable maximum capacity - 3 adults
Weight - about 55lbs / 25kgs

    She is, as you might have guessed, a double ended Shenandoah Whitehall, using the forward half of that boat for both halves of this skin-on-frame peapod. Sadly, doing this was not my idea - it was mentioned in passing by a builder. A good idea that I should have come up with years ago.

    The hull shape, it turns out, very closely resembles a slightly scaled up Rushton model 109 - a classic pulling boat that still has devotees a 100+ years later. My peapod is meant for rowing, with no compromises for sailing or pulling lobster pots, and she will be slick and fast. Her light weight makes her an easy boat to car top, and to launch and retrieve. Moreover, with a boat as simple to get going as she is, impromptu rows or quick fishing trips will be still be inviting after many years.

     The Shenandoah Peapod is 15'/4.57m long, and decked over at the ends for more comfort and to hide the foam flotation.  Construction is straightforward, materials are inexpensive, and she should go together fast and easy, even for a novice builder.

    Major costs would be a sheet of 12mm and a sheet of 6mm marine plywood, a few cedar boards, the fabric, half a gallon/2 liters of paint, a little epoxy and some stainless steel screws. That doesn't add up to much, and there will be plenty of plywood left over for another boat.

    Plans include a well illustrated, step by step building guide that covers everything one needs to know, plus a large sheet of full size templates for the frames, stems, breasthooks, etc. -
I have done all the lofting for you. And I am just an email away, ready to answer questions and give advice if you get stumped. 

The Shenandoah Peapod - a lovely, fast, capable and classic rowing boat that is quick, easy and inexpensive to build.

Order Plans Here!

Contact me for frame kits - GentryCustomBoats@yahoo.com

No prototype, yet, but I'll post photos as I get them.

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