8' Skiffle Junior Motor Boat Plans

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The 8' Skiffle is a simple motor boat designed for children to use although she can accommodate a small adult. The hull uses a flat bottom panel with single bilge and side panels and uses simple stitch & tape methods in her construction. She can take outboard motors of around 5 to 7hp - she could take more powerful motors but 7hp is a safe limit. Construction takes just 4 sheets of 6mm plywood.

8' Skiffle Particulars

LOA 7'5" 2.26m
Beam 4'1" 6.35m
Hull Mid Depth 1' 4 3/4" 0.42
Draft 6" 0.15m
Approx. Dry Weight 90 lbs 41 kg
Engine 7 hp + outboard
Hull Shape U - flat bottom with 2 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 4 x 6mm sheets
Guidance Use 1-2 children/adults inshore
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans

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