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sternsailart3S.jpg (49905 bytes) Summer Breeze! - This is the story of an 11'8" long 50" beam 16" sides, 500 lb capacity skiff from two sheets of 1/4" 4x8 plywood. Award winning - She won the 2001 Duckworks design contest. 
   Mast Partner:  
Introduction
Getting started
Sides 
  Skarfing
Frame
Transom 
Stem
Bending
Chines
Bottom
Gunwales
Breasthook
Quarter knees
Seat
Mast Partner 
   Mast Step
Keel
Skeg
Mast & Spars
Leeboard
Rudder
Sail 
Floatation 
Painting 
Resources 

 This is a fancy name for the seat that has a hole in it to receive the mast.

The mast partner should also be cut to fit, and make sure you leave the center of the mast hole at 50" from the bow as shown in the rig sketch. If you decide to make the rectangular mast from 2x4, make sure the long dimension is athwartship (side to side) as the mast takes the most load in that direction and is stronger that way. The mast partner should not be removable but fastened it securely to cleats as a lot of torque is transmitted to the hull through this piece.

 

   
 

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