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    Default Coastal rowing boat

    Here is a huon pine, strip planked rowing skiff I have just finished. It is 18ft long for coastal use in NW Tas.

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    Beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by m2c1Iw View Post
    Beautiful
    i think that just about some's it up, she looks stunning.

    do you have any build photo's?

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    I missed this one.

    She's a corker alright.

    Had her out in the open water yet?

    Richard

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    Thanks fellas.

    I've only had the one row pictured earlier. I'm a bit restricted with transport to the water
    until I finish a trailer - hopefully this weekend.

    Next row will be in more open water.

    Regarding build photos, I've got a few roughies on my mobile phone but I don;t know how to get them from there to this forum...

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    Drosso, can you tell us more about this design please.

    Those simple and elegant outriggers are cool, and it looks like she has good buoyancy tanks with runners for a sliding seat. Good lift in the bows for rougher water.

    Very nice,

    Brian

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    Thanks for the interest.

    I looked at lot of plans - some of which met some of my requirements. Ultimately, I decided to draw my own plan to scale on a big bit of paper. The dimensions were determined by size of garage and I knew, would provide pretty good boat run. There are some influences from surfboats too including the flap in the transom for self draining not to mention the fancy and traditional stripes on the bow and stern. The buoyancy and self-draining capabilities should enbable me to get wet without worrying about sinking. The lower sheer line running right back to the stern is to reduce impact of cross-winds.

    Interior is uncluttered for safety and appearance. It is capable for two person rowing as well. I copied a friend's racing oars out of King Billy Pine (Tasmanian native softwood) which also gave the clues for the rigging which I laminated and steamed in a quilt-covered frying pan!

    The whole project was an exercise in improvisation.

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    Hi Drosso
    That is a very nice looking boat. The contrasting stripes as well as the nice lines.
    I like the longwise bouyancy and self draining too.
    Tom

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    Default Hello from Wgtn

    Quote Originally Posted by Drosso View Post
    Here is a huon pine, strip planked rowing skiff I have just finished. It is 18ft long for coastal use in NW Tas.
    Mate that looks fantasic - does it have sliding rowing seat
    Where did you get plans from ?

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    Robertyk, this is a very old thread and the original poster has not posted since 2010 so you are unlikely to get a reply to your question. In one of the posts above he does say he drew up his own plan. If you have a look around the net and ask some questions here you may be able to find plans for something similar.

    Anyway, welcome to the forum.
    Cheers, Bob the labrat

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    Something similar, from Tasmania.

    Row & Sail – Derwent Skiff
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