Re: choosing outboard skiffs
- --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, David Lightfoot <dlight@k...>
> Just a thought brought out by someone's suggestion to double plankwith
> plywood. How about a couple of 1/2" longitudinal layers of yourcedar,
> properly staggered and with the outmost layer overlapping thesides? Might
> be a toss up as far as the trade off in time and materials overbatten
> seam. If you laminated with epoxy, would this force a limit to the1/4"
> swelling/shrinking? I don't know for sure. A laminated beam with
> stock seems to hold its shape pretty well. 1/2" might besituation would
> different. Anybody know or have a guess what the swelling
> be in this type construction for a drysailed bottom?These two boats are double planked and seem to work well.
> David Lightfoot
Add Bill Garden's Tom Cat to the list as well.
John Gardner advocated double bottoms for dories. However, their
bottoms are quite a bit narrower than a skiff. Typical dory
construction called for an inner bottom with an odd number of planks
fore and aft and an outer, sacrificial, cross planked bottom. Kim
Smith at The Dory Shop quoted that type construction to me for a dory
to be kept on a trailer. Still wondering why I didn't buy it.
In the Swamp.