This is a modification
of an early design in the Geodesic AiroLITE fleet.. It consists
of enlarging the WHITEHALL JR by 10% and including a plywood bottom.
This offers a tough choice: robust/ versus a considerable labor
increase. The resulting Dacron covering on the Ply is similar to
a glass coating.
pulling boat lines with a saucy sheer are a treat to study. It is
a very seaworthy hull, easily driven; even in choppy sea conditions
and remains dry. Enlarging the boat increases the capacity quite
a bit. It is very comfortable with two adults and you could add
was added on both sides amidships to provide rails to carry an adjustable
seat position. Rowing with two changes the trim considerably from
the solo position. This could be changed to foam blocks to provide
was inspired by watching a 5 Yr. old Ebenezer Wilson row a 16’
whitehall. He was so salty and handled that boat like a down east
fisherman. Little did I know that he would grow up to be a teenage
lobsterman and take up the trade of boat building.