Matt Haslam bought the plans for the 12′ 6″ Salt Bay Skiff by Chris Franklin from Bruce King Yacht Design after it was featured in WB No. 199 in 2007. He built his skiff out of materials he found locally near his home in Wichita, Kansas. These included AC plywood on pine frames, and fir chines and rails. He made the oarlocks, the keel, and skeg from red oak, amply coated with epoxy. He ‘glassed the flat bottom and used marine epoxy primer and polyurethane paint for the exterior of the hull. The interior is a regular oil base paint.