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Diablo Skiff



I have had these Bolger plans for Diablo for 15 yrs. Originally I wanted to build it at the vocational high school where I was principal but that never happened. Then I wanted to build it in Biloxi, Ms while I was working there in 2009-20010. I did start a stich and glue boatbuilding class in Ocean Springs but the job ended before I could start the second phase which was to be the Diablo build. Finally I got down to business last summer and had a great time building Shearwater with my son and daughter.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Wed, 12/26/2012


Taking plans and instructions from Dynamite Payson's plans and book, Build The New Instant Boats, Brendan Shea built this Diablo skiff, DY-NO-MITE, and launched her in July, 2011. The hull is 15′ LOA with a 5′ Beam, and is constructed from marine plywood with ash rails. Brendan customized the design by adding a small forward deck to support running lights.  He takes his children, Liam and Katie on the Connecticut River, from Haddam to Hartford, as well as on local lakes. The 20-hp outboard drives the boat to 27 mph.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Fri, 07/01/2011
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