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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. 
   
Introduction
Getting started
Sides 
  Skarfing
Frame
Transom 
Stem
Bending
Chines
Bottom
Gunwales
Quarter knees
Seat
Mast Partner
Keel & Skeg
Mast & Spars
Leeboard
Rudder
Sail 
Floatation 
Painting 
Resources 

Sail Rigs:  

TSSMsailrig6.gif (5678 bytes) The rig on the left is the original from a 9'x12' tarp. The one on the right was for the Duckworks contest, which had to be pieced  from an 8'x10' tarp.  

The polytarp lugsail is effective and easily made. It has an upper spar or “yard” 10 feet long and a 10 foot sprit boom, rigged with a “snotter.” (Piece of rigging attaching it to the mast and allowing you to vary the tension on the sail...see rigging diagram on details page.) Here are details for making the sail.

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