Hermit Cove Boats

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The Owl

8' 1" long, 4' 1" beam

The Owl is a high displacement boat that can easily accomodate several adults. Its thwart runs fore and aft, so you can balance almost any load. Depending on construction options, the boat weighs 30-40 pounds, so light you have to be careful not to let it blow away. It is easy to lift onto your car's roof, and to get in and out of the water. You will find that you go out for a quick row more often. And it is so easily built and affordable that you need not treat it lightly. This is a utility boat, designed to get things done on the water. We use it to fish inland lakes that have no boats ramps, as our sailboat's main dinghy, and to pull crab traps. It is right at home towed behind a boat, kept up on deck, or waiting for its next adventure in your backyard.