Oarsome Chance came to me for the design of a 24' Coastal Rowing Skiff which could be more easily used as a multi-role boat and which was safer for use offshore.
Instead of a double ended design, often used for this role, we went for a transomed design more easily allowing for the fitting of an outboard and engine. We also added side benches which act as buoyancy chambers which, along with the fore and aft chambers give a total of 650kg of floatation.
The thwarts, being mounted on top of the side chambers means that they can be reconfigured and the plans come with simple sprit rig and centreplate details.
Construction can be clinker ply over moulds (full-size mould shapes are supplied with the plans) or a combination of clinker ply topsides with a strip planked bottom, may be used.
24' Oarsome Coastal Rowing Skiff Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1' 8"||0.50m|
|Draft||7"/ 4'||0.18/ 1.2m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||496 lbs||225 kg|
|Hull Shape||'U' shaped with 7 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Clinker with 7 planks per side or combination clinker/strip with 4 clinker plans per side plus strip bottom|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||11 sheets of 9mm plus 300m of 12x33mm WRC (984' of 1/2"x 1 1/4" WRC)|
|Guidance Use||6 + adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||2 x A0 + 4 x A1 drawings + 4 x A4 instruction sheets|