Re: The St. Ayles Skiff, & BARC
Of course there is the Floating the Apple program started in New York in the 1990's , spreading west to Boston, which uses a 4 oared stretched whitehall, glued lap. I suspect that the cost, without being a kit, is pretty similar to this one. Unfortunately the kids building the St Ayles skiffs will need to borrow a boat if they want to participate in the vigorous interregional program that does stuff like host the New England Youth Rowing championship. And they will need to build a six to play with the Maine crews on North Haven and Vinalhaven. But as we have seen in one design sailing a new boat is always better. Is the program?
Ran Tan, Leste Kuhling, Vernon Langille, Josef W., Merry Mouth, Imp, Macavity and a quiver of unamed 'yaks.
"Bound fast is boatless man."