Cheap skiff boats

by on 09.07.2018

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If you’d like to support this free boat building info. If you’ve been toying with the idea of building a boat, don’t wait. I’m no longer building these pond boats,but I’m leaving the page up to inspire home builders. I have a book in the works with full sized plans! This is an 11’8″ skiff from two sheets of plywood inspired by Phil Bolger’s Teal.

I was gratified to win best overall, and best use of materials Duckworks 2001 contest. All drawing and most current build notes here. All the entries were very  impressive so I won by a slim margin. Steve Bates , of Australia, did a bang-up job on his mini-sharpie – then turned her into a double ender and had a ship wreck! Least Cuts Boat This is a 15′ Sharpie Skiff made with all straight saw cuts!

Rob Smith and 2 nephewsbuild her in 22 hrs in South Africa! A couple of One Sheet boats  with capacity for 2 Adults! Wackless Lassie – A double paddle canoe. Alternative Methods and Materials for boat building! Yuloh info – a collection of resources on the oriental sculling oar. This is an 8′ x 16′ swim platform with an arched canopy roof.

Coolwater” a shoe string shanty boat! This is a cheap and quick boat shelter that can be easily broken down and moved. PVC and poly tarp to the rescue again! Gavin Atkin’s Free Design Page  – Gav, in addition to starting the Boat Design group on Yahoo,  won the Duckworks design contest in 2000 and originated the “Mouse” line of boats, which are being built all over the globe! Good starting point less overwhelming than the links page. Links  from my bookmarks for the last year, loosely categorized.

A Rant  Ravings about boat building, music, and life as spectator sport. Now that I’m grown I still love them. Kids boats hold a special fascination for me, as well as small simple plywood boats. Particularly ones that can be made with one, two or three sheets of plywood. Boatbuilding is way too fun an experience to wait a few decades to try it.

Which is why I created this site. Boat design addiction may lead to a new 12 step program. If you’d like to support this free boat building info. Reference – Community Boatbuilding – Inspiration – Curiosities -Misc. The Mother of all Maritime Links! Wacky Lassie: an instant double paddle canoe to be built and used by kids Fun noodle gunnels!

Bolger Brick “Tetard” – A first-time boatbuilding project by Matthew Long 4×8′ square sailer! Craig O’Donnel’s Cheap Pages – a plethora of boating and boat building esoterica! Building a tack and tape rowboat. Visit Kevin Walsh, he’s not fat, there’s only one of him, and his boat ain’t simple but his site is a hoot. He’s a very funny writer and an inspiration.

200 sail boat I’ve had 4 adults and 2 dogs in ours! Seaside Small Craft great lapstrake double paddle canoe, and a kit for the weekend skiff by Karl Stambaugh. Build the New Instant Boats” and others a shopworn handbook for many home builders. Bevin Sciff  The boat built by families at the Wooden Boat Community events. Upper Deck Boatshop some very reasonably priced stitch and glue kits.