Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Uncle Gabe’s Flattie Skiff

The 16 foot rowing skiff from Sam Rabl’s Boat Building in Your Own Backyard is constructed here by Doryman and Boat Guy at the Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show. As a demonstration of the potential of back yard boat building, the weather couldn’t have been more descriptive of the follies of building a vessel outside in the Pacific Northwest. In two days, we encountered high winds, hard rain, sleet, hail, and eventually, snow. The intermittent sun was rare. The Uncle Gabe Skiff took shape regardless. More on the completion of this simple, but elegant design, to come…….

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