Newfoundland Seal Hunting Skiff 

From Chappell's American Small Sailing Craft.  

 

   - 17' x 4'9", jib and sprit main, three rowing stations, decks and combing.

   - Transom stern, raked ends, strong sheer and a nice long run. 

   - Western red cedar carvel planking over white oak frames.  Copper rivets, bronze bolts.

   - Timbers sided 1 3/4" white oak.

 

                                                             photo by Curtis

 

Framing

Ted Gephart and Don Albrecht, regular helpers come framing time.   

 

 

 

 

 

Launch Day of the Claudia Faye and the happy owner

 

Launch Day; the builder's turn