An Outboard Fisherman

Most people who go fishing for fun need a large amount of luck. For these, Good Luck, a simple little boat that will be a joy to run around in in case the fish do not bite.

Good Luck is what one might call a big-little boat. She is 13 feet 9 inches over all; 12 feet 9 inches on the water line; 4 feet 8 inches in breadth; and draws 5 1/2 inches of water without the outboard motor hanging on the stern. The freeboard at the bow is 2 feet 2 inches, at the lowest place 1 foot 7 inches, and at the stern 1 foot 7 3/4 inches. Here is a burdensome wholesome craft that can be depended upon to take one to the fishing grounds and return even if it blows up strong before time for the return trip home.

The form of the hull shows a shallow type of V bottom that is especially easy to plank with the usual seam and batten construction or with plywood. No difficult twisting of the planking with this hull form. The lines were drawn with a view to produce a boat that will be smart with reasonable power. An outboard developing about 2 1/4 h.p. and with a cylinder displacement of approximately 5 cubic inches is ample power for Good Luck. The speed should be a little in excess of 7 miles an hour which is good speed for average use afloat. It will be of no avail to use more than a 5 h.p. outboard; the buttock lines aft are tucked up too much for speeds over 8 1/2 miles an hour. In connection with this it may not be amiss to mention that the sharp V sections aft and the rockered buttock lines produce an excellent seagoing boat, a matter that is of greater importance than speed.