Firstly, to avoid swift chastisement; links to existing related topics.
Ok. Here we go…
Simple concept; a little shipyard / boat yard / dock, dedicated building for all your river-faring whims.
Maybe it could be the Fishing guild building, with attached boat yard. either way…
Has a carpentry station inside, but the associated book only contains pages for boat parts and fishing rod handles etc. Any wooden item can obviously be made at it still, but the different pages would hopefully encourage people to craft things appropriate to that building.
Once you’ve cut out all your sections, take them out to the construction platform / area (I dunno what to call it …Dry dock! Thankyou Burr!) where you find a supportive frame to start piecing your boat together. Place one piece at a time, but each piece lays slightly crooked and must be hammered / mallet-ed (Same kind of thing as hammering a newly forged blade) until it moves into the right place and assumes the right form. Each piece must be finished in this way before placing the next piece. Long hard work, but hey, you get a boat at the end!
Maybe have a little bit of storage under the seats? just 3 slots perhaps, enough to store your rod and bait.
Oar is craftable with long, full-length handle for the shaft, any handle/pommel you like, and a specialised oar head.
Completed boat with oar can then be dragged down the boat ramp and out for its’ maiden voyage!
Metal loop attachments are optional but can only be fitted to fixed locations. One at the front and one on either side. These can hold a lantern or torch, or even your fishing rod if you’re feeling lazy
How to move your boat though … Do people want to literally physically paddle? Alternatively, here’s my suggested “lazy” method for ease of use and more relaxed sailing:
Simply grab hold of the oar handle and the boat starts moving gently with no extra effort needed. Grab with both hands to go faster. Move handle to steer.
An unattended / abandoned boat will drift slowly to, and stop against the riverbank. So no losing your boat to the current.
Only really came up with most of this at the same time as writing it, so feel free to come up with your own suggestions for the finer details
Let me know what you think! Over to you lot. x