This version of the Skylark class of pram dinghies was at the request of a client who wanted a comfortable river boat with the simplicity of construction of the smaller Skylark stitch and tape dinghies and with the large size that a pram shape of this length can afford. The original was for use on the great canal system of the Eastern seaboard of the USA. The drawings show a simple closed cubby/cabin. The outboard is in a well and there is plenty of stowage space for fishing and camping gear. Depending on how you fit her out, construction is based upon 8 sheets of 3/8’’ (9mm) ply and all the hull panel shapes are given on the drawings. LOA 15’6’’; Beam 6’: Draft approx. 10’’ and approx. wht. 350 lbs.
The plans include a Mark 2 version of the Skylark 16 with gaff yawl rig and bowsprit.
Skylark 16 Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||2' 0 1/2"||0.62m|
|Sail Area||114 sq.ft||10.6 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight (open fit-out)||350 lbs||159 kg|
|Hull Shape||Flat bottom plus 2 planks per side|
|Construction Methods||Stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||12 sheets of 9mm plywood|
|Guidance Use||4-6 adults depending on fit-out|
|Drawing/Design Package||6 x A1 drawings (2 only for motor version) + 6 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans||Gunter main with mizzen rig also included|