I have often been asked to stretch the basic Thames 12 designâusing the same beamâto a skiff capable of having 2 rowing positionsâwe now have this in the 17â Thames Skiff which has the same attractive 5 planks per side hull shape and using the same simple stitch and tape method of construction.
The plans show both a double and single rowing position so that she can be fitted out either way. She uses 5 to 6 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm plyâif required she could take a small sail rig or use a small electric outboard.
17' Thames Rowing Skiff Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1' 1 1/2"||0.34m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||77 lbs||36 kg|
|Hull Shape||Multi-chine with 5 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||5 1/2 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm exterior or marine plywood|
|Guidance Use||2 adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||6 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction sheets|