Thursday, May 21, 2009

Building a Planked Skiff

The members of the John Gardner chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association are a very supportive group. You will find them building boats for each other and sharing old skills with new members. It's always a pleasure to visit their website and see what project is in the works.

What to see how a traditionally designed boat is built today?

John Gardner TSCA chapter member John Hacunda is working on his first boat, a 12' flat bottomed, clinker built skiff. The design is from Traditional Boat Building Made Easy (published by WoodenBoat). It's a community effort, with chapter members sharing expertise and labor.

Here they are to share the experience with us. Building a 12 foot lapstrake skiff.

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