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16' Skinny Water Skiff

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:26 pm
by eagle24
This is a 16' skiff I am building. It's a ply of frame design from elsewhere, but I am using BBC for supplies. I want to try my hand at a quality paint job and finish on this one before building my dream boat (probably a cs23). I'm bouncing between working on this skiff and rebuilding the fiberglass boat, but thought I would share the progress so far. It was a 14' skiff that I stretched to 16' and added 2" to the bottom and beam. It has a short tunnel at the rear. I'll be putting the plywood on the bottom next. The plans were not worth much IMO. Basically, I got dimensions and location of frames and I changed that. :doh:

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Re: 16' Skinny Water Skiff

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:31 am
by tcason
looks great

that is some good looking lumber on the frame - knot free!

Re: 16' Skinny Water Skiff

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:17 am
by jacquesmm
Good illustration of how complicated a plywood on frame boat is compared to our method: chines, stem pieces, bevels everywhere. Heavier too.
Besides that, you do a good job, it looks nice and clean.

Re: 16' Skinny Water Skiff

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:10 am
by eagle24
jacquesmm wrote:Good illustration of how complicated a plywood on frame boat is compared to our method: chines, stem pieces, bevels everywhere. Heavier too.
Besides that, you do a good job, it looks nice and clean.
I realized this was posted in the wrong forum after I posted. Sorry about that. If you want to move it to the build progress forum I am surely going to have some questions after I get the hull glassed. I want to try your paint and primer on this one. I agree about the ply on frame being more complicated and more work. I am looking forward to building one of your stitch and glue designs.

Re: 16' Skinny Water Skiff

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:28 am
by jacquesmm
You are welcome to post your building story but I will move it to the "Anything else" forum.

I have a couple of designs for such boats but I really prefer plywood-epoxy.
There are several designers who advertise ply on frame as inexpensive and I could compete with my own ply on frame designs.
Your building story my help as a tutorial for those designs IF I ever publish them.
And I am not opposed to the method, it's just that I prefer my material. You"ll see when you build your bateau boat. :wink:

About comparisons, the ply on frame designers are incorrect when say that it is easier and less expensive but we"ll cover that if and when I publish a ply on frame version of some of my boats.

Re: 16' Skinny Water Skiff

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:29 am
by jacquesmm
BTW, that looks like Jeff Spira design. :(

Re: 16' Skinny Water Skiff

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:59 pm
by eagle24
jacquesmm wrote:BTW, that looks like Jeff Spira design. :(
Let's just say I wasn't impressed with these plans. Frame dimensions and spacing is all I got that was of any use. I'm on my own after that. :D

Re: 16' Skinny Water Skiff

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:27 pm
by jacquesmm
Yes, I have some of his plans. He does not develop panels, you have to build a jig and take dimensions from the assembled jig as you did.

Re: 16' Skinny Water Skiff

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:19 pm
by eagle24
Worked on the skiff tonight. Got the bottom faired and 2 pieces of the plywood bottom cut and fitted. Should I glass the side that will be to the inside before I put them on, or wait and tab to the frames and glass each section between frames.\Image

Re: 16' Skinny Water Skiff

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:10 pm
by eagle24
I sure am ready to get done with the plywood and glass this hull!

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