17' Chincoteague Skiff PlansThis interesting craft is based upon the 'V' bottomed skiffs which were used on the Atlantic Coast side of the Virginian Eastern shore for tonging and crabbing. These boats were distinctive, with their well flared sides, beamy hull and well raked straight stem and they had a reputation for speed and seaworthiness. The boatbuilder, Tom Dunderdale asked us to look at the hull form to see whether something similar could be adapted for ply stitch and tape construction to produce an exciting craft with a good performance and with plenty of room for family sailing. We have developed a hull which uses a lot of pre-cut ply components to make construction both quick and simple. She is half decked giving plenty of dry stowage space and a lot of reserve buoyancy. A steel centreplate is used and two rigs are shown - a Gaff rig and a Bermudan Yawl. She could take a cuddy and sleeping on board is a definite possibility. LOD (ex. optional fiddlehead)
17' Chincoteague Skiff Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1'9"||0.53m|
|Sail Area||150 sq.ft||13.9 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||650 lbs||295 kg|
|Hull Shape||V bottom single chine|
|Construction Methods||Stitch and tape and ply over frame|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||
11 x 6mm sheets
2 x 9mm sheets
1 x 18mm sheets
|Guidance Use||4 adults plus|
|Drawing/Design Package||8 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans||
Mould shapes for 6' (1.83m) beam version.
Fixed keel with draft of 1'11" (0.59m).
Gaff rig with jib on bowsprit and Bermudan yawl rig included.