Lake Skiff Materials & Cut List - 18 foot (hull only)

Plywood, Aquatek Marine

1 - 4’ x 8’ x ¾" Sheet
7 - 4’ x 8’ x ⅜" Sheets

Hardwood, Kiln Dried

60 Board Feet - 4/4 (1") Spanish Cedar, Preferred Length - 20’ (10’ minimum), Preferred Width - 12" (5" minimum)
64 Board Feet - 6/4 (1½") Spanish Cedar, Preferred Length - 12’ (8’ minimum), Preferred Width - 12" (8" minimum)
6 -10 Board Feet - 6/4 (1½") Teak or other hardwood for trim pieces
Bow Stem - Cypress, See cut wood for required dimensions
Breasthook - Cypress, See cut wood for required dimensions

Annular Nails

Stainless steel, various sizes from 1" to 3"

Glue

DAP - Weldwood plastic resin glue

Epoxy

West System Marine Epoxy - 105 epoxy resin, 207 special coating hardener, 407 Low-Density Fairing Filler, 406 Colloidal Silica, 405 Filleting Blend, 403 Microfibers

West System is a brand name for marine epoxy. West System products include the base resin, several hardeners with differing properties, fillers, and supplies. Modern wood boats, built with epoxy resin systems, are now more durable and require less maintenance.

Paints & Varnish

INTERLUX - Pre-Kote Primer (White, Grey), Brightside Polyurethane ( Sea Green, Off White), Goldspar Varnish (clear and satin), Brushing Liquid 333, Flattening Agent for One-Part Finishes
PETTIT - Unepoxy Standard Bottom Paint (Burgundy)

 

Skiff Mold


47" wide top, 88" wide bottom with 48" legs (see images on Form & Square Hull Sides page)

 

Cut List - 18 foot lake skiff

  • Plywood
  • Transom
    ¾" Aquatek Marine Ply: 1 - 2’ x 8’ x 1½" (2 - 2’ x 8’ x ¾" sheets, laminated) for transom.
  • Sides
    ⅜" Aquatek Marine Ply: 2 - 2’ x 8’18" (2 - 4’ x8’ and 1 - 4’x32" sheets, scarf jointed then cut in half length-wise) for hull sides.
  • Bottom
    ⅜" Aquatek Marine Ply: 2 - 4’ x 8’18" (2 - 4’ x8’ and 1 - 4’x32" sheets, scarf jointed) for hull bottom.
  • Spanish Cedar
  • Transom Knee
    6/4 Spanish Cedar: 1 - 2" x 2" x ½" (Transom knee template is cut from transom excess (drop off)) for transom knee. The actual cutoff from the transom could also be used if you intend to paint it.
  • Horizontal Ribs
    6/4 Spanish Cedar: 11 - 1½" x 3" x 61" (it is important that the boards used do not have any or very little torque in them) for horizontal ribs.
  • False Bow
    6/4 Spanish Cedar: 1 - 1½" x 1½" x 36" (cut to a triangle, same angles as bow stem, see bow stem below in Cypress list.) for false bow.
  • Forefoot
    6/4 Spanish Cedar: 1 - 1½" x 6½" x 6’5" (cut to fit from bow to the 5th horizontal rib) for forefoot.
  • Strakes
    6/4 Spanish Cedar: 2 - 1½" x 3" x 9’2" (Sides cut at a 15° angle, bottom wider than top, 12" from each end angled down to ⅛" (ramp)) for strakes.
  • Vertical Ribs
    4/4 Spanish Cedar: 10 - 1" x 4½" x 34" (2 ribs cut from each) for vertical ribs
  • Sheer Caps (gunwale)
    4/4 Spanish Cedar: 8 - 1" x ¾" x 20’ (shorter lengths may be scarf or butt jointed) for sheer cap (3 each side), sheer clamp (1 each side).
  • Chines
    4/4 Spanish Cedar: 2 - 2½" x ⅝" x 20’ (shorter lengths may be scarf or butt jointed, 22.5° angle on the upper side, ⅝" edge) for chine.
  • Sheer Strakes
    4/4 Spanish Cedar: 2 - 1¾" x 5/8" x 20’ (shorter lengths may be scarf or butt jointed, 22.5° angle on the upper side, ⅝" edge) for sheer strake.
  • Keelson
    4/4 Spanish Cedar: 1 - 1" x 4" x 18’ (Shorter lengths may be butt jointed at a horizontal rib ) for keelson
  • Keel
    4/4 Spanish Cedar: 1 - 1" x 3" x 10’4" (Length as need to tie into forefoot ) for keel.
  • Cypress
  • Breasthook
    8/4 Cypress: 1 - 24" x 10" x 2" (Cut to fit) for breasthook.
  • Bow Stem
    6/6 Cypress: 1 - 3" x 6" x 31" (Graded triangle with ½" off point, 3" deep top to 1½" deep bottom, 48° cuts to point, 42° off saw fence ) for bow stem.
  • Quarter Knees
    4/4 Cypress: 2 (finished quarter knee will be 2" thick and should be made from a 2 piece laminate, no quarter knees are the same from boat to boat, cut to fit) for quarter knees.