The Osprey 18 was designed to be a simple flats boat. Powered by a tiller steered outboard up to 40 hp, she should prove to be very economical to run and easy to trailer behind a small car. The deck arrangement is very simple, basically fore and aft casting platforms with a long narrow cockpit amidships. The cockpit measure 93" long x 39" wide. The side decks are about 14" wide to allow walking from bow to stern without having to step down. There is plenty of room on the casting platforms for both an aft poling platform and a bow platform for sighting tailing and feeding fish. Due to the curving shape of the Osprey 18 Flats Skiff, it can't be planked with sheets of plywood. Her planking will consist of two layers of Meranti marine plywood that will be cut into strips (as large as possible) and epoxied on the diagonal to the stringers and frames. The Osprey can be built two ways, either using sawn frames from a complete plan set or with plywood frames available in a CNC cut kit.
9200 N. Lennox Terrace
Citrus Springs 34434 Phone: 352-465-3123