I have been conducting some internatinal thought experiments over the past few days with a bloke called John in Texas
he built a boat in a week. I suggested to him that he should have a go at some duck punts and we should try to get some of the American ones to turn up at Havasu. We have been bouncing ideas around for creating a simplified flat pack punt with built in bouyancy bow and stern.
"The boat even an eejit can build in a weeekend"
you can row, paddle, punt, sail and paddle board them
If we can keep the panels down in size then the cut panels could be sent through the post. The idea is to supply the pre-cut 4mm panels leaving the builder to just source some 2 x 1 for the gunwales, floor boards and mast step. Tools would be a tape measure, a pencil, a saw and an electric screw driver. The thing would be held together using self driving decking screws and epoxy/polyester and glass tape
I reckon that we could create a kit where you could assemble a boat in eight hours
Be a bit of a laugh if we can make it happen and spread the glory that is the duck punt to the New World and beyond
Poor buggers all they have is the PD racer which is an abomination of a boat
it is a bloomin box compared to the suble glory that is a WM Duck Punt
compare this PD racer glamour shot
to this duck punt glamour shot
I will keep you posted on developments