The Oarsome 15'2" skiff has been designed for the Oarsome Chance Foundation as a simple stitch and tape ply skiff. Oarsome Chance focuses on young people aged from 9 -19 years old who are disengaged from mainstream education and are at risk of exclusion and suffering disadvantage and this skiff was drawn up to give them a project that does not take too long to build and which gives them experience with a number of different practical skills.
The skiff can be made as a simple open stitch and tape boat or be fitted with side floatation tanks with moveable seats or with a centreboard and simple sprit rig. The drawings also include building jig and construction details so that she can be made ply plank over frame.
The standard layout has 2 rowers plus a cox and if required a seat up forward for a fourth person.
The photos below show the first skiff built at Oarsome Chance who will also be offering her in kit form to the public.
Oarsome 15'2" Rowing Skiff Particulars
|Beam||4' 9 1/2"||1.46m|
|Hull Mid Depth||1' 7"||0.48m|
|Approx. Dry Weight excl. side tanks etc||95 lbs||43 kg|
|Hull Shape||Multi-chine with 3 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape and ply over frame|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||5-6 sheets of 6mm (hull only)|
|Guidance Use||2 adults plus cox and passenger|
|Drawing/Design Package||7 x A1 drawings + 11 x A4 instruction sheets|