17' Chincoteague Skiff Plans

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This 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

LOA 17'1" 5.2m
Beam 6'5" 1.95m
Hull Mid Depth 1'9" 0.53m
Draft 1'1"/3' 0.33/0.91m
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.
Optional bulwark.
Fixed keel with draft of 1'11" (0.59m).
Gaff rig with jib on bowsprit and Bermudan yawl rig included.

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