Contact         Home         About        Catalog         FAQ         Duckworks Magazine
 

boat plans

canoe/kayak

electrical

epoxy/supplies

fasteners

gear

hardware

hatches/deckplates

media

paint/varnish

rope/line

rowing/sculling

sailmaking

sails

tools

 

16' Chincoteague Skiff
Full Plans
$200 England & EU
$170 USA/Elsewhere 
Study Plans
$24 England & EU
$21 USA/Elsewhere 

This interesting craft is based upon the 'V' bottomed skiffs which were used on the Atlantic Coast side of the Virginian Eastern shore for tonging and crabbing. These boats were distinctive, with their well flared sides, beamy hull and well raked straight stem and they had a reputation for speed and seaworthiness. The boatbuilder, Tom Dunderdale asked us to look at the hull form to see whether something similar could be adapted for ply stitch and tape construction to produce an exciting craft with a good performance and with plenty of room for family sailing. We have developed a hull which uses a lot of pre-cut ply components to make construction both quick and simple. She is half decked giving plenty of dry stowage space and a lot of reserve buoyancy. A steel centreplate is used and two rigs are shown - a Gaff rig and a Bermudan Yawl. She could take a cuddy and sleeping on board is a definite possibility.

LOD (ex. optional fiddlehead) 16'1" (4.9m); Beam 6'5" (1.95m); Draft 1'1" and 3' (.33m and .91m); Sail Area 150 sq.ft. (13.9 sq.m). Weight is around 650 lbs. (295 kg.).