Breeze was designed to be the most boat from the least materials. It is a robust
all purpose skiff targeted
primarily at pleasurable rowing and sailing in protected waters, but also
suitable for a small motor. Itís light enough to car top, narrow enough for
most truck beds and yet has capacity for two adults and a child. (Or a dog and
their gear, or no dog or kid, just a bunch of gear. Or one really huge guy with
a bottle of wine and binoculars! Your choice...)
also uses the fewest specialized tools or skills. There is no lofting. The sides
are created with all straight cuts that can even be done with a hand saw. The
sides are then stacked and a hand plane or rasp, or belt sander is used to round
a gentle curve in the rocker. The bottom perimeter cut is traced from the bent
sides. (Though offsets may be available if you crave connecting dots.)
edge joining of plywood sheets is required, but the skarfing of the sides and
back is done with simple butt blocks and weights or a staple gun, for clamping.
boat can be built either stitch and glue or chine log & nails or screws.
personally prefer the later, as I prefer wood working and nailing to handling
epoxy and fiberglass.)
loaded with two adults and gear (up to 500 lbs) her transom and stem barely
touch the water. This translates into very little wake and consequent easy
rowing or sailing. She can take a small motor as is, but if the primary desire
is a motor skiff the transom can be widened, made more vertical, reinforced and
the rocker decreased. (See variations.) Scott Widmier uses a 4 horse outboard on
his Summer Breeze, he named 30 Grit.