Why would the sophisticated WoodenBoat School name this small boat “Big”? (It's a Nutshell sail/row boat that is only nine-and-one-half-feet long.)


Well, apparently the name was not chosen to be ironic. This boat is one of a pair of WBS Nutshells; the other one is only seven-and-one-half feet long and it’s named “Little.” (Perhaps the names were chosen to help those who have trouble seeing a two-foot difference when the vessels are afloat.)

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Here's Little on the left and Big on the right:

(Brooklin, Maine)