I do not want a sliding seat. If I had wanted a sliding seat I would have designed it that way. You can have a sliding seat on yours. Think Popeye.
I have designed this boat for myself. What you see is what I want.
Because it is alu and built as a one off there are all sorts of mods that can be made including a sailing rig if you want that. I do not.
My beach neighbor came over tonight and said he wants a rubber rub rail on his sheer. Fine. He can have it.
I have already designed a retracting beach dolly system for the boat. I did that while I lay in bed that night. I'm pretty good at this. Not sure how big the wheels wil have to be. Not sure if I can get by with one wheel.
I am also resigned to the possibility that people will come up with ideas to improve on the basic boat so please continue to pepper me with your ideas. You never know. I may act defensively initially but after some time to reflect on the suggestion I may see it's value. I'm like that.
I'm very interested in your dolly system.
Your beach gives me nightmares. I like my little boats because I can launch them anywhere. Anywhere except your beach. Or Kim's, it turns out, but he has a dock.
I don't have any bright ideas for your boat, but I like this one:
Another random thought, hand holds for dragging up and down the beach...
I would weld those in place AFTER dragging it around a bit.
My skiff's little foredeck has a rounded aft edge that is much better for dragging it uphill than the bow handle.
OK, I do have one idea: the other day when I was getting towed home, I looked at a hole we punched just forward of that rounded aft edge. It was put there to pick up the boat with a davit, since we didn't really trust the bow handle for that job.
I thought about using it to attach the tow line, but the hole we punched is very jagged on the fwd edge and would eat a line quickly. So my thought is: make your lifting/dragging handles tow-boat friendly. We towed the boat home by its bow handle. I'm going to modify that hole or put a big shackle in it or something because the bow handle is really not all that strong and I'd rather not tow from it again.