Based on the traditional Cornish Pilot Gig this updated version has had it's beam increased from the usual 5' (1.525m) to 6'9" (2.05m) to accommodate an inboard diesel engine and a bigger rig. These gigs were used for general service, salvage and piloting and sometimes, for fishing. With it's engine, rig and centreplate she will be a very useful multi-purpose craft still able to move well under oar.
She can be built without the engine or the centreplate if you want to use her for other purposes. She is half decked but could be built completely open or even take a small cabin.
Construction is modern Cedar strip overlaid with Khaya veneer with several of the moulds being used as permanent frames and bulkheads.
30' Cornish Motor Gig Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||2' 7 1/2"||0.80m|
Draft incl rudder
2' 1 1/2"
|Approx. Dry Weight (incl. engine)||1433 lbs||650 kg|
|Hull Shape||Round bilge|
|Construction Methods||Cedar strip plank|
|Strip plank requirements for hull||2720' of 1/2" x 1 1/4" (830m of 12x35mm) Western Red Cedar plus 645 sq.ft. of 3/32" (60 sq.m. of 2mm) Khaya veneer|
|Guidance Use||6 adults +|
|Drawing/Design Package||8 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|