A wet and rainy
New Hampshire day after Thanksgiving was the perfect time to launch
our (almost) completed two-sheet skiff. Being constructed from
¼” luann and PL it’s very light and it was
easy to carry to the beaver pond about an eighth of a mile behind
our house. After a brief ceremony we launched her and she was
as dry as a bone – always a great feeling.
Although she was designed for my
son’s weight of 65 lbs she was stable and had a reasonable
freeboard with my hulking 165 lbs. Without oars I spent a lot
of time paddling in circles. My son decided the rain and mud were
too much to deal with on top of testing a new boat, so he postponed
his voyage until clearer skies prevailed - he explained by saying
he didn’t want to be all wet from the rain in the event
he flipped over and got all wet from the pond.
Today we’re back in the shop
completing the inwale and a few trim pieces, then it’s back
in the pond to determine the best location for the seat and the
oar locks. I submit construction photos once we’re all done.
Hollis, New Hampshire