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Little Crab


Category: Daysailers
Little Crab

LITTLE CRAB is a smaller version of the Chesapeake Crab Skiff I drew several years ago. Bill Page, boatbuilder and traditional marine hardware tycoon, asked for a 14' version to use as a tender for his new power cruiser. He wanted a skiff with lots of stability that would be primarily powered by an electric trolling motor, but I was surprised by how well this boat rowed.

LITTLE CRAB is a foot shorter than Bill's boat, but it will still be a capacious tender for a larger yacht. She will row and tow reasonable well, and will provide reassuring stability when getting aboard.

As a sailing boat, LITTLE CRAB will make a fine weekend camp cruiser, with room for a couple of sleeping bags when the mid-ships slip thwart is removed. She would also make a great boat for young adventurers; light and shallow enough to be pushed off the beach (or that unseen shallow spot), simple and moderately sized rig, rewarding rowing, and good stability.



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
Doug Hylan
Year of Design:
2011
LOA:
13'
Beam Length:
4'5"
Draft Length:
6" rowing version, 9"/30" sailing version
Displacement:
approx. 225 lb
Propulsion:
sail, oar, electric or 2hp outboard
Skill Level to Build:
beginner
Cost:
$80 + S&H
Website:
Contact Information:

53 Benjamin River Dr

Brooklin 4616
Phone: 207-359-9807

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