Building a small skiff (First time builder)

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Mammoth, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Mammoth
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    Mammoth Crazy little boy

    Like the title says, I want to build a small sailing skiff with a rig similar to (if not actually) a Laser Standard and a hull less than 12 feet, beam of about 48 inches and draft of less than a foot without centerboard. With such a narrow hull hiking racks would probably be put on. So to sum it up:

    Hull like a short International Canoe
    Rig of a Laser Standard
    Racks like a Musto Skiff
    Transom outrigger like an International Moth
    To be sailed by someone 95lbs

    Could a first time builder make something like this?
     
  2. tuks
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    tuks Junior Member

  3. Mammoth
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    Mammoth Crazy little boy

    Yes imagine that except a little shorter and a good bit narrower. And quite a bit lighter too.
     
  4. Munter
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    Munter Amateur

    Why not build it to the moth class rules? That will allow you to race in a fleet (if one exists where you live) and possibly boost resale value. You may also be able to source components more easily instead of needing to fully specifying everything.
     

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