The Chesapeake 16
The Chesapeake 16 is actually 15' 8" long and approx. 43 lbs (depending on how liberal you are with the epoxy). It is mostly intended for day trips but could easily handle a short expedition. It is a hard chine model (as opposed to multi-chine) which means that it the hull is made from only four long pieces: two bottom pieces which form a shallow V and then two side pieces which are closer to vertical.
Here is a cross-section so you get the idea:
A hard chine boat will give you a little better handing but a little worse efficiency than a multi -chine boat; they are also much easier to build.
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