I took this picture in Portugal in 1976. This was the inspiration for Tommy Cod. These boats were built entirely of the local resinous pine. Local boatbuilders crafted everything from little skiffs to 50′ Seiners on the bank.
Tommy Cod is a Dory/Skiff, a hybrid with a narrower bottom than a skiff. Wider than a banks dory. Rows easier than a broader skiff with greater initial stability than a dory.
This boat carries a sprits’l rig. The Launching Day flag staff is Tommy Cod‘s tiller.