CHESAPEAKE CRAB SKIFF Plans

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.

Click here to see some photos of the prototype under sail.

PARTICULARS

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

STUDY PLANS

Click here to download free study plans in PDF format.

PLANS

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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