Lumber Yard Skiffs

 Dubbed the “Post and Beam Boat” at WoodenBoat School,  these rugged flat bottom work skiffs were originally designed to be built using materials readily found in most lumber yards- underlayment plywood and spruce framing. Construction style is kept simple, resulting in a strong, inexpensive hull suitable for commercial use. Inspired by the simple construction and design of the legendary Brockway skiffs, known on the coast from Cape Cod to Connecticut, these boats are next-generation work and sport skiffs.  Most boats are built using Meranti marine ply and clear fir framing combined with stainless steel deck screws and Sikaflex marine adhesive to produce a solid boat that should last for15 years or more.Once the basic hull is built , it can be customized to suit . Any degree of finish from paint it and put it in the water to epoxy and fabric sheathing,side decks, consoles, storage, you name it, — is possible.Plans include lines and instructions for both the 16′ and 20′ LYS.

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Great Lakes Class sloop

Built by the Burr Bros in 1960, this 36' beauty with a 10'9" beam was restored over seven years a