Monday, 15 November 2021

Fast Skiff

 Apologies for the poor quality photo of this fast two person skiff, which I'm pretty sure had sliding seats and well as outriggers.

 I've been pondering building a similar fast and lightweight skiff as an alternative to Gato Negro. I really like Ken Basset designed Firefly and closer to home Paul Fisher has a nice two seat Thames skiff which might be the boat above. 

I've got the plans for Dave Gentry's Ruth which is a lovely looking boat built very lightweight using skin on frame construction which is very interesting.


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  2. I have been having serious discussions with myself over the last couple of years about building a skin on frame Ruth. Should have done it during lockdown, I suppose. Still, another lockdown could come along any moment, so it’s not out of the question.


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