I read as much as I could about building a boat and then I bought Glen L. Witt’s book “Boat Building With Plywood”. I would recommend this book to any person undertaking the construction of a small wooden boat.
At a boat show in Los Angeles Mr. Calkins provided a film of the 22-footer being tested by the U.S. Coast Guard. This film was so impressive that I new this was the boat I was going to have.
My Yamaha 40 hp four-stroke provides a speed of 28 mph at 5700 rpm and 20 mph at around 4300 rpm. My fishing trips do not exceed twenty miles and the most fuel I have used is 4 gallons.
I retired in 1985 and have been out on the ocean many times since. In 2003 I went out 54 times and this year 56 trips.”