I was searching the web for information on the North Carolina Spritsail Skiff, as I have recently read something about them, and have really become fascinated with them. I have ordered the book about building the model, and will also get the plans from the NC Maritime Museum.
During my searches, I came across a pretty interesting paper written in 1990 by Mark Wilde-Ramsing and Michael Alford. The paper is titled "North Carolina Small Craft Historical Context - An Underwater Archaeology Unit Management Plan", and it is on the web as a pdf format. Some of you may have seen it, but I figured that there are others out there that have not seen it, and my be interested.
By the way, if anyone has any information on the Spritsail Skiffs, please post it. Right now I am torn between a Duck Punt, Melonseed, Spritsail Skiff, and some of the Sharpies that are out there. My main consideration is ease-of-build, shallow water ability, and ability to sail singlehanded, as well as with my wife and daughter.