We’ll 19 foot skiff with 5 hp Mercury. This was a first time project.
I purchased the plan, resins and fiberglass from Glen-L. Had a great time building the boat, relearned a lot of geometry, and best of all, I built this for my granddaughter! 14-foot Glen-L Power-Row Skiff, started 2010, launched 2011. Your plans and materials were great and everything worked out very well. I wanted a large flat bottom skiff for my nephews to fish and chase turtles with that would be stable and safe during the summer and have the same qualities for 63 year-old me in the fall hunting ducks and geese from a floating blind. I’m still tinkering with the Peazy but have all the major construction finished. Where do you get your marine plywood?
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Please also note that we give the computer faired mould, inner stem and transom shapes plus the building jig details for clinker ply construction where stated and recommend that the builder purchases a good manual on this method of construction to use with these details. NOTE – for large rowing boats go to the Dayboat Section – in “Other Dayboats” you will find the 25′ Lakeland Pulling Boat and in the “Double Enders” section you will find the new 26′ Whaler Rowing Boat. Below a Hazel nicely built by Mike Sanderson. The Medway 11 is a rowing skiff development of our Medway Doble design.
We have retained the same 3 plywood planks per side and the simple stitch and tape method of construction. She uses just 3 sheets of 5 or 6mmplywood. These can be replaced by seating so that she could take 3 adults. This lovely example beautifully fitted out with solid wood seats etc is by Phil Beaumont. The nice example below is in clinker ply by Angus Marsland – the plans five the mould shapes for this method of construction. Below is an example by Harry Holman.
She has a narrow flat bottom panel and 3 side panels with a fairly narrow WL beam and slack bilges for minimum wetted surface area. Construction is simple stitch and tape and 4, 5 or 6mm ply may be used. The example above had sails added by the owner. This example is by Neil Warren with his daughter Alicia looking very pleased with her fathers efforts. This rowing skiff has been lightly modeled on the traditional Thames river skiffs. They were usually a lot longer and around 4′ wide. She uses the stitch and epoxy method of construction although we can supply the mould shapes for clinker ply construction as well.
Below is an example by Ian Cairns. Below is a nice example by Anders Eliasson. Below is an example of the strip planked version by Cole Smith – the moulds and strip planking details are given with the standard plans. Thames 12 skiff – for Mr. Below is a stitch and tape example by Jed Dale. Thames Skiff which has the same attractive 5 planks per side hull shape and using the same simple stitch and tape method of construction.
Left and above a Thames 17 by Eric Staggs. Below an example by Juan Hansen under construction. Below are photos of a Thames 17 beautifully built by Kevin Murray in Florida showing different rowing set-ups. Goodger who wanted a light, seaworthy skiff which would row well and optionally take a modest 35-50 sq ft sail. The attractive 5-plank hull is therefore based on the Stornoway 9. Above is an example by Alan Chinn of Ibis Boatworks – in this case a centreboard similar to the Stornoway 12 is being fitted.
Below an example by Mike Goodger. The Thames 20 rowing skiff is an elegant and very attractive skiff based upon a craft that we originally designed for a client who wanted a simple personal exercise craft which could be used on open inland waters. Construction uses the stitch and tape process with pre-shaped 4mm ply hull planks. These are marked, cut out and then stitched together along the chine seams with scrap copper wire.