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Gorgeous boats ranging from 12-20 feet. Some are sail-&-oar boats and others are most suitable for day sailing.
THE OUTBOARD SKIFFS
We are interested to hear from those that may be interested in a 12' version of the Compass Skiff. Email us if you are interested or fill out the form on the Store page for a quote.
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An enlarged version of the already popular CIY 16, this will offer great capacity and more sail area. The rig will likely stay as a lug-yawl. The CIY 18 will represent the top end of the sail-and-oar spectrum, as far as size of boat is concerned. There is another boat that could come from this, more of a daysailor, with a deck and coamings and perhaps a sloop rig.
This is an outboard skiff designed to teach as much as it is to be a great platform for picnics and fishing or just planing around. The side planks on this boat will use the tab-n-lock construction method, but the final step will be a sheerstrake that laps over the side plank...a good intro to the concept of glued-lapstrake construction.
Time to apply a great deal of learning from over the years. The Drake was my first design/build project. With support, I would like to refair the hull lines, redo the strongback to reflect current practices, and redraft the set of plans to bring them up to spec.