It's a good way to start the year, and to plant a seed for what might be in store for the rest of the year.
|Happy New Year!|
First row of 2016
I am actually surprised that I have not come across many more documentations of this type of boat. For the person on a budget you can't get much cheaper. The one sheet of plywood that it requires cost $14.00, and the rest was of the wood was gotten from scrap, but an 8 foot 2x4 would probably have covered the chines and gunnels and another the framing, and you'd have left overs.
This boat seems to be a good answer to needing a tender for a small cruising yacht, as would a kayak but this boat is open and could haul a bit more water or supplies to and from the mother ship.
The wooden floor is down in the shop now so I am just about ready to start setting up for building. I have become convinced that I should do some work on the skiff. All these books I've been reading about american heritage small boats, especially the Sharpie's, has me thinking that adding a centerboard to the skiff will produce a decent sailing boat. We'll see.