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

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          The most frugal use of materials is to cut a 1x2 corner to corner and glue the sawn faces together. (See diagram.)  The angle is 41 degrees, set your band saw or table saw blade to 20.5degrees. This can also be cut from a 2x2 (or laminate two 3/4 stock) where you just cut two corners off your stock.

This is optional if you are doing stitch and glue. Duct tape the outside of the bow, and prop the hull up bow down to assist in applying the fillet of thickened epoxy and tape to the bow joint.  

 

   
 

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