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Hird Island Electric Skiff


Hird Island Electric Skiff

I developed this boat for my own use in the coastal Georgia marshes. In this area there are miles and miles of narrow winding tidal creeks surrounded by tall marsh grasses. Birds and other animals abound, and quietly sneaking up on wildlife was one of the primary reasons for this design. The water in these creeks is surprisingly deep, but they are so narrow and winding that, much of the time, sailing is hopeless. You just get the sail up and drawing, and the creek will turn, changing your beautiful reach into a fruitless beat. There are pretty strong tidal currents as well, so rowing your way out of this situation can be exhausting. Therefore the design of this skiff was driven by the search for easy electric powering, with sailing and rowing secondary.See our website for more information about this design.



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
Doug Hylan
Year of Design:
LOA:
15'3"
Beam Length:
4'0"
Draft Length:
9" (board up) and 2'6" (board down)
Displacement:
Materials:
Wood
Propulsion:
oars, sail, or electric drive
Skill Level to Build:
beginner
Cost:
$175 plus S&H
Website:
Contact Information:

53 Benjamin River Drive

Brooklin ME 4616
Phone: 207-359-9807

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