The hull shape of the Skylark 8 gives plenty of room right forward making her a good load carrier as well as very stable. We have had our whole family (2 adults and 3 young children) in her for pic-nics along the canal. She has a length of 7'11" and a beam of 3'8" and weighs only 60 lbs., making her easy to carry (optional wheels for pushing may be fitted to the skeg) and car topping. A small outboard may be fitted to the transom. Construction uses 2 sheets of 1/4" ply with pre shaped panel and frame shapes which are simply stitched together and taped with grp tape (basic construction takes only a weekend).Her simple rig and daggerboard make her ideal for children to sail.
Skylark 8 Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1'4"||0.41m|
|Draft||5 1/2"/ 2'3"||0.14/0.69m|
|Sail Area||23 sq. ft||2.14 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||60lbs||27.2kg|
|Hull Shape||Mk 2 has narrow flat bottom plank plus 3 plans per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||2 sheets of 6mm exterior or marine plywood|
|Guidance Use||Has taken up to 2 adults plus 3 small children on a canal - usually has 2 adults plus gear|
|Drawing/Design Package||3 x A1 drawings + 9 A4 instruction sheets - details for both leg o' mutton main and lug rigs plus leeboards and daggerboard.
Mould shapes also available for a strip plank version - please enquire.