In old downtown Rockport is the sort of artsy area. In that area is a woodshop that is supposed to be where wood artsy things happen. My camera has never made it into the shop. However they have interesting boats sitting outside on occasion. This set of boats is an example of boats found there lately.
This is a plywood pieced together boat of simple lines. It is a short boat of around 12 feet with a nice canopy on top. There are oar locks on the gunnels but the boat hull shape would make it difficult to row any significant distance. A small outboard could make for a decent performance.
Next to it is another simple plywood boat that was built for sailing. The lines are also simple skiff style. The mast step is well forward and the boat has a nicely laid out interior. There is a serious keel to the aft section of the hull. The paint job was very nice.
The next boat noticed as my body was fighting the hordes of mosquitoes was a fiber glass sailing boat with rounded style to it. It looked to be ready for some serious maintenance. It looked like the transom once held a motor of some sort.
Next and last was the whatizzit boat. On the short “superstructure” are some duck head emblems. It appears to be a take off of an old style marsh boat from the sixties. The cockpit coaming was much taller than the ones in my past. My guess is that the plywood cover is just to keep the rain out while it rots in the grass. Part of the top deck has been breached and allows rainwater to enter the hull.
Now you have had the tour of the boat yard in the artsy area. Exploring it was a pleasant way to try to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM