Skin on Frame
At the recent Kingston messabout, we met Richard
Frye for the first time, and he introduced us to his Skin on
Frame boat. Sandra got in the boat, and disappeared across the
lake. We did not know if she would ever come back.
She was so impressed with that little boat, she
was willing to build one herself. After consulting with Richard,
she got the plans (from Leo
Monsen's website), bought some lumber, canvas, and paint,
and began the process.
She used Western Red Cedar for the bulkheads with
Luan scraps for gussets. The Yellow Pine ribands from her lapstrake
canoe made good strong longitudinals.
The whole thing is looking like 30 pounds finished
weight, so we are pretty happy with that. Next time, we want
to use D Fir for the stringers and make the bulkheads lighter
to see just how light we can get one.