Patrick Dawson of Ottawa, Ontario, writes that he’s been wanting to build this boat for over 25 years. He adds, “I have been reading WoodenBoat for 30 years which, at least to me, explains why it has taken me so long to build EDIE—I kept seeing more boats that I wanted to build every other month.” Patrick bought the plans for Iain Oughtred's 11′9″ Acorn skiff from The WoodenBoat Store back in 1983.
Dick Harrington built this Iain Oughtred-designed Acorn skiff for Dave Clarke. Her overall length is 8' and she can be rowed or sailed. The skiff was built of okoume plywood. Dave uses her as a tender for his 40' schooner, WINFIELD LASH, that appeared on the cover of WoodenBoat 166 (May/June 2002).