Ok. I'll bite.
Personally I'd like a smaller, lighter, one person version. More like a wider, deeper sit-on-top kayak
. One oar would rig as a cat rigged mast
with the blade in a slot near the bow, perhaps extending deep enough to act as a keel
. The other oar as a tiller/rudder through an oar lock on the transom. The sail would double as a cover. Painter would double as a single
sheet for the sail, cleated to either side of the transom. It wouldn't be set up for recreational sailing and blasting around the anchorage, just enough propulsion
to get somewhere.
7-8 feet long, 3-4 feet wide with room to sleep. Simple canvas
bags could be tied to each corner to fill with water
for stability and hopefully, self righting. Water tight hatches for ditch bag epirb
etc. Central rowing thwart would act as a lee cloth when sleeping in rough conditions.
Oh yeah, dirt cheap
would be good.
I don't know how heavy a PP is once it's loaded up, but I doubt I could toss it over the life lines like i do with my kayak
. <60 pounds would be about right.
Basically, less than the original. Don't need that little keel wheel
if you can carry it up the beach.
You can probably guess that I'm a single
hander on a small boat
. Everything has to have two uses.
Let me know when it's available.