Arctic Skua Canoe Yawl Plans

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The Arctic Skua is a lightweight canoe yawl that has a nod towards the small canoe yawls that were popular in Europe during the last century for touring and racing. She uses 4mm ply and the stitch and tape method of construction to produce a easily built stiff and lightweight hull.

The board is offset to one side with the case forming the front of a side tank leaving the cockpit clear of any structures. Areas under the fore and aft and side decking can be used for storage and floatation.

The rig has simple standing lug sails on unstayed masts.

Note - the drawings now include the panel and frame shapes for a Mark 2 version with an increased beam of 36" and a small duckpunt type transom (optional).

Arctic Skua Particulars

LOA 14' 4.27m
Beam 30" & 36" 0.76m & 0.92m
Hull Mid Depth 13 1/2" 0.32m
Approx. Dry Weight (excl. spars/sails) 52lbs 24kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine with 3 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 5 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General purpose single sailing
Drawing/Design Package 6 x A1 drawings + 7 A4 instruction sheets

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