12' Thames Skiff Plans

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This rowing skiff has been lightly modeled on the traditional Thames river skiffs. They were usually a lot longer and around 4' wide. Here, we have produced a design which will delight the rowing enthusiast who wants a light weight skiff with moderately low beam (requiring the use of short outriggers which are detailed on the drawings). She uses the stitch and epoxy method of construction although we can supply the mould shapes for clinker ply construction as well. With 5 planks per side and her wine glass transom and raking bow, she is an elegant form of personal transport. We can supply plank shapes and details for versions with different beams to suit your own requirements. LOD 12' (3.66m); Beam 3'3" (.99m); Depth amidships 13" (.34m); Approx. wht. 60 lbs (27 kg).

12' Thames Skiff Particulars

LOA 12' 3.66m
Beam 3'3" and 3'9" 0.99m and 1.14m
Hull Mid Depth 13" 0.34m
Draft 4" 0.1m
Approx. Dry Weight 60 lbs 27 kg
Hull Shape Multi chine with 5 planks per side and wine-glass transom
Construction Method Stitch and tape, strip plank and clinker ply (the latter 2 methods have full-size mould shapes for the wider beam version only)
Major plywood requirements for hull 3 1/2 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm plywood
Guidance Use 2-3 adults but excellent for single rower
Drawing/Design Package 6 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

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