I share your disdain for stinkpots. You do know what a skipjack is, right? Since I'm already OT, here I go:
Skipjacks are the only vessels authorized todredge for oysters in Maryland. They are among the last of the sail-powered work boats in the world. Sloop rigged and designed to an interesting mathematical formula:
LOA = height of mast from the waterline
LOD (length on deck) = length of the boom
Draft (centerboard up) = 1/3 beam
Draft (board down) = 2/3 beam
length of bowsprit = max beam
The mast is raked back so it can also be used to offload the catch from the hold.
They have a "Yawl Boat" in davits on the stern that is used to propel the vessel in and out of port and is authorized to push the boat while dredging for 2-3 days a week (depending on the current laws). There are about a dozen (or less) remaining
We sailed the Skipjack Norfolkat Harborfest for several years.
I know the "good ol days" are long gone, but I look forward to meeting new friends and getting to know some fellow OCers this year...