This is a long shot I know but I was wondering if anyone knew of a type of boat that could support cannons and such yet operates in shallow waters? I like to over do research even for the little short things I'm producing at the moment. I originally looked towards the Dutch navy but it had been defeated in the era (and not producing many ships at this time) I'm basing my short stories world in so I'm a bit stuck. I have found Bilanders for trade, several designs for fishing boats and Lune Pilots (which I didn't have to find as I own one, she's a beaut) for piloting (well I never) and smuggling. Anything more recent is fine too, just as long it is shallow keeled and produced in wood (or fibreglass but could be made in wood) I can't find anything on the internet but one of you might just know! Thanks anyway.