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By Peter H. Spectre

Details has been compiled from the simplest boat layout reports from WoodenBoat journal. The stories are finished and thorough. An research of the traces, development plan, lodging plan plus options for development.

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This arrangement has obvious advantages in working skiffs, and the added cockpit room will be appreciated in the daysailing derivatives. The happy configuration is made feasible by the forward bias of the sail plans' geometrical centers and by the far-aft lateral plane offered by large skegs and rudders. Before dropping the rig from the old skiff into the new skiff, Parker lopped about 20 inches off the mast. As indicated by the vertical dashed line drawn on the sail, he added a traditional vertical slab-reefing system that was sometimes used for larger sharpies.

She is certain, but stately, in stays. I'd not want to drive her into a tacking duel with, say, a Herreshoff 12'/2-footer. If you're accustomed to sailing light centerboarders with big rudders, you'll be able to send out for lunch while putting the sloop about. The low gaff-headed rig suits this boat aesthetically and functionally. While looking at Culler's drawings, we might wish he had peaked up the gaff just a wee bit to preclude its sloughing off to leeward. But, out on the water, it works fine just as drawn.

This gave rise to the boat's most unusual feature: The bottom aft has no skeg and is rounded up sharply to roughly match the curve of the ledge where she will be landing. The stern is quite flared and buoyant, and is quite broad for what is a relatively narrow boat, making it very difficult to submerge, and yet providing a smooth run. There is considerable rake to the transom "bringing it closer to you" when boarding. She could be built with a more conventional afterbody if it was wanted. ) This skiff is intended to be easy to row, with her relatively narrow bottom, clean lines, and low freeboard.

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