A fast and stable boat that can carry a real load
Based on traditional crabbing skiff documentation by Howard Chapelle, this has proven to be a fast and stable boat that can carry a real load. While primarily a sailing skiff, she is reasonably handy under oars and easily driven with a tiny outboard. She also display good manners when towed.
As Mike O’Brien said in his WoodenBoat design review, “Doug Hylan has drawn a striking skiff that looks sharp in any company.” Plans are on four sheets: Lines and offsets, construction, leg o’ mutton sail plan and sprit sail plan.
Traditional detailing is combined with easy maintenance and simple plywood construction.
LOA – 15′ 4″
BEAM – 4′ 8″
DRAFT, board up – 10″
DRAFT, board down – 2′ 5″
WEIGHT – approx. 250 lb.
HULL TYPE – deadrise
CONSTRUCTION – plywood
SUITABLE FOR – Somewhat protected waters.
TRAILERABLE – Yes
PROPULSION – 2 to 3 hp outboard
SPEED – Up to 6 kt.
SKILL REQUIRED – Beginner to Intermediate
LOFTING REQUIRED – Yes, simple
OTHER REFERENCES – Design review by Mike O’Brien, WoodenBoat #157:74
PLANS SHEETS – 4 sheets–lines, construction, sprit rig, leg-o-mutton rig–folded in an envelope, via First Class Mail
PLANS DETAIL – Average
PLANS COST – $60.00 plus S & H
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