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Flat-Iron Skiff


LAUREL LEI

I found the plans in the back of “The Dory Book”, by John Gardner after looking high and low for a boat I thought I could build. This boat fit the bill. Besides requiring only average skills to build, it is also light, pretty, rowable, seaworthy and cheap to operate. It is perfect for the protected waters around Boothbay Harbor. It reaches about 17 mph with one aboard but drops to 8-10 mph with three. Still, quite adequate for leisurely harbor exploration.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sun, 09/01/2013


The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building builds Flat-Iron skiffs during the first semester of each year-long class. The school accepts commissions for boats from 11′6″ to 16′ long. If the class is building on speculation, the boats are usually 11′6″ or 12′6″ long. The class also builds a pair of spruce or larch oars for each boat.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Thu, 05/16/2013
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