I have all but decided to build Tom Hill's Long Point Skiff. It's a beautiful looking boat. It's a little narrow (5'1" beam) compared to other skiffs, but other than that I can't find anything I don't like about it. I like the fact it has high freeboard, should be nice for the waters around Mystic, CT.
I wanted to get some feedback on other flat bottom skiffs before I actually start building one this fall. Here is a list of designs I have looked at:
Long Point Skiff http://www.thomasjhillboatdesigns.co...ong_point.html
Pilgrim's Pride 16 http://www.shoestringshipyard.com/pilgrims-pride/
Lumber Yard Skiff http://www.oldwharf.com/ow_workskiffs.html
Sea Hoss Skiff (Not sure if plans are available.)
Let me know your favorite design, and why you think it's the best.