Results 1 to 28 of 28

Thread: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    tyler, texas, usa
    Posts
    16

    Default 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Here’s the start of a 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff. 11 sheets of Meranti-BS1088. 5-5/8” sheets for the sides and 6-3/4” sheets for the transom and bottom. The sides and transom are built and ready to join. I’ll put up more pictures when that happens. I used 1/2" PVC for the batten to trace the bottom curve because it's flexible and cheap.

    Plywood.jpgTopside.jpgTopsides Cut.jpgStem.jpgStem-1.jpg

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    tyler, texas, usa
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Here's the transom. It's leaning up against a 4x8' sheet of OSB for scale.

    Transom.jpgTransom Framed.jpg

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Silver Spring MD
    Posts
    103

    Default

    Nice, making some good headway already


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    354

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Thanks for sharing! I like your shop mates.
    "Yeah, well, that's just, like your opinion man"
    -The Dude-

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Charleston
    Posts
    55

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    I love mine (16 footer)...subscribed

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    spicewood, texas, usa
    Posts
    326

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    quick start. good luck

    jim

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Pinnacle, NC
    Posts
    58

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Subscribed!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    tyler, texas, usa
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt young View Post
    Thanks for sharing! I like your shop mates.
    Those cats love to watch me work and roll in the sawdust.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    tyler, texas, usa
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Here's the stem coming together. My jig worked well to balance the port side while I screwed it in place. The beam spreader has been screwed in place and the transom is next.
    Stem-2.jpgStem-3.jpgStem-4.jpgStem-5.jpgStem-6.jpg

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    tyler, texas, usa
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Time to test the butt blocks!
    12.jpg13.jpg14.jpg

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    tyler, texas, usa
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    The butt blocks held!
    15.jpg16.jpg

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Madison, Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    44

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Awesome. Looking forward to the rest of the build!

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Lakeland, Florida
    Posts
    119

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Looking good! Your boat is 3D now. Love my 16, glad to see more LYS built. Subscribed

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    tyler, texas, usa
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Here's some photographs of the chine logs being installed. I'm going to let them sit for a few days before I glue them. Hopefully they will take the bend and require less wrestling. This project is really fun.

    17.jpg18.jpg19.jpg

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Providence RI
    Posts
    189

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Awesome work Texas! It is a really fun project. My friend has a 20 footer he has used the last decade here in RI. He beats the hell out of it but he built it well and so it still looks great. I found the hardest part of the project is the part you are doing now and you are using a good approach by giving those internal chine pieces some time to get used to the curve. First time I did an internal chine it was 15F and I had not done any working of the wood. It was brutal.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    tyler, texas, usa
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Thanks for all the nice comments. The chine logs now work for me. I don't know if the sauna like conditions in East Texas helped bend the wood, but they did make sure my sweat did not evaporate. Now for a red meat picture...this looks like an sideways boat with a cat defying gravity by the transom. We have a bottom!

    20190705_202827[294].jpg

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Lakeland, Florida
    Posts
    119

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Looking good! great progress

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Upstate, SC USA
    Posts
    1,454

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Nice. Saw one of these once with a cuddy cabin and stand up wheelhouse.
    This sig line is proudly provided by The Wooden Boat Magazine Forum. If it ain't The Wooden Boat Mag, it just a rag.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    tyler, texas, usa
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    I think I may use treated lumber for the floor buttblocks. Does anyone think it would be a bad idea?

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    354

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    I don’t really know, but I would make sure it’s dry and stable, maybe then it would work. I have seen a lot of pressure treated wood do bad things quickly as it dries out. I would bite the bullet and do a good long epoxied scarf. The fewer nooks and crannies the better, I think. If that works for the plans?
    "Yeah, well, that's just, like your opinion man"
    -The Dude-

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Upstate, SC USA
    Posts
    1,454

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas View Post
    I think I may use treated lumber for the floor buttblocks. Does anyone think it would be a bad idea?
    Be careful with treated woods. They can contain copper. Anything that would get fastened to it, including screws, could corrode badly in a damp environment. I rebuilt an aluminum boat that had treated plywood decking. It was a mess after three years. I ended up having the hull welded. I replaced all the screws, and the hinges. Everything was stainless steel. The guy got his money's worth out of me on that job.
    This sig line is proudly provided by The Wooden Boat Magazine Forum. If it ain't The Wooden Boat Mag, it just a rag.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Norwalk CT
    Posts
    1,163

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    PT is crap. Keep it out of your boat. Cypress, doug fir, lots of better stuff than that green garbage

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    tyler, texas, usa
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    I'll stick with the non-treated for the floor blocks.

    I like how Old Wharf uses a double bottom to eliminate the blocks on his newer LYS builds but that looks like a lot more work.

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Northern Minnesota
    Posts
    12

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Quote Originally Posted by ben2go View Post
    Nice. Saw one of these once with a cuddy cabin and stand up wheelhouse.
    I would enjoy seeing a photo of that.

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Location
    tyler, texas, usa
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Quote Originally Posted by Ober27 View Post
    I would enjoy seeing a photo of that.
    There should be photographs of one built by Walt on the Old Wharf Dory Facebook page.

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Upstate, SC USA
    Posts
    1,454

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Yeah, the cabin skiff was taken off the Old Warf site. I don't partake in the book of faces.
    This sig line is proudly provided by The Wooden Boat Magazine Forum. If it ain't The Wooden Boat Mag, it just a rag.

  27. #27
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Pinnacle, NC
    Posts
    58

  28. #28
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Upstate, SC USA
    Posts
    1,454

    Default Re: 20’ Lumber Yard Skiff

    Thank you for posting those pics. It's a simple cabin just enough to get out of the weather or the sun. Could be good for a weekender or a week if you like minimalist type camping. I do.
    This sig line is proudly provided by The Wooden Boat Magazine Forum. If it ain't The Wooden Boat Mag, it just a rag.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •