View Full Version : ...and so the project has begun.....
06-01-2005, 07:19 AM
well, today (as advertised) i begin constructing the strongback for a version of a "cape cod oystering skiff." this boat will be 16'x4'6. the difference in the design is mine will use leeboards instead of a c/b, and have a less-deep skeg (initially, at least.) still haven't made a final decision on the sail rig. cypress on syp, sticking with southern wood for a southern boat seems to make sense. even have the name picked out.
06-01-2005, 08:12 AM
I know of a boat by that name. :D
06-01-2005, 08:23 AM
no, no, no....tallyho was just an exclamation--a verb, even...that ain't the name! my bad! :rolleyes:
06-01-2005, 09:33 AM
Good on you! Pictures are required. No mention of building a cypress skiff unless we get pictures! :D Glad to see somebody is putting cypress in a boat instead of kitchen cabinets. :cool:
In the Swamp.
06-01-2005, 09:49 AM
yeah, wayne, pics will be taken in copiousity...(is that a word? well, it is now....)
just got off the phone with the lumber guy and the wood is best grade--cabinet-grade, i reckon. don't ya'll think it's the best for a boat down here? why waste it indoors, why use plywood(n't)? :cool:
06-01-2005, 10:01 AM
I don't know any better, so I'll ask. Should you use kiln dried wood or green cypress? Cabinet lumber will be kiln dried, won't it? I am probably off, here, but I'd think building green it won't move as much when wet.
And, please, pictures. This sounds like a boat I've wanted to build for some time now... except replace "Cape Cod" with "Chesapeake Bay", and "oystering" with "crabbing." ;)
06-01-2005, 10:19 AM
well, dried is what i've got...i know...i know....
okay....let's ditch the cape cod...how 'bout...a "florida redfish skiff?" :cool:
06-01-2005, 10:29 AM
A rose by any other name, eh? :D
For my edumacation... is it better to use green wood for a skiff? I suppose a trailer skiff would be a different answer than a boat kept in the water. Curiosity.
06-01-2005, 10:54 AM
i think.... :rolleyes: dried is better for a dry-sailed boat. green will shrink when it gets a chance-no?
06-01-2005, 12:17 PM
Originally posted by Venchka:
:D Glad to see somebody is putting cypress in a boat instead of kitchen cabinets. :cool:
In the Swamp.Wouldn't that make them galley cabinets????? :D :eek: :D
06-01-2005, 12:28 PM
06-01-2005, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by Paulyboy:
...Wouldn't that make them galley cabinets????? :D :eek: :D Cypress galley lockers works for me. Alas, about a zillion board feet of decent cypress is going into homes annually. :eek:
In the Swamp. :D
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