12' Skiff

This skiff follows the lines and building methods initially set up in the plans and building instructions for the Portuguese Style Dinghy and later in the 10 1/2 ft Skiff.

The design and building methods are basically the same.

  • The boat sides are cut with straight cut edges, no lofting is needed.
  • The sides are bent around three mold frames and a transom, all of which stay in the finished boat. This is clearly a bigger boat than the Portuguese Style Dinghy or the 10 1/2 ft Skiff, so real frames are needed for strength, rather than just pieces of batten to set the beam at frame positions.
  • The shape of the bottom panel is drawn using the assembled sides-frames-transom as a template.
  • In the picture, you can see a very nice build by Tony from Evesham UK


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