Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Beach Pea

Lathrus maritimus, beach pea, or sea vetch is a pretty shore plant found worldwide. It's extensive native range is due to the ability of the seeds to remain viable while floating in seawater for up to five years. Germination occurs when the hard outer seed coat is abraded by waves on sand and gravel.

The Beach Pea, by Doug Hylan is a very salty tender, as some of you remarked awhile back. She's a diminutive peapod double-ender, designed for hard work.
Beach Pea uses modern glued lapstrake plywood construction, build to a traditional standard. 
Two sailing rigs are offered, a lugsail and a more traditional sprit rig. The plans are drawn with a beginning builder in mind with full size patterns eliminating the need for lofting.

Just a bit fuller forward.... almost a perfectly symmetrical double-ender. The plan view faces opposite the starboard profile.

Andy's Beach Pea looks fine as a tender for his Tumlaren.

And Aelf's Beach Pea sits waiting patiently for the next task, like a seed on the sand.



LOA - 13'
BEAM - 4' 4"
DRAFT, board up - 3"
DRAFT, board down - 1'6"
WEIGHT - approx. 120 lb.
HULL TYPE - round bottom, double-ender
CONSTRUCTION - glued lapstrake plywood
PROPULSION - sail & oars

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