2002 20-Foot Low-Side Sea Skiff
Built by Matt Apgar
Photos courtesy of Dave Carnell
Left: Building the strong back. Right: Sawn out floors.
Left: Transom-motorwell assembly. Right: Laminating the stem.
Left: Framed bottom and fitting 1st chine piece. Right: Bottom glassed and boat is ready to be flipped.
Left: A handy dolly rig to move the boat in and out of the shop. Levels could be adjusted with shims.
Right: First two planks on each side.
Left: Planking clamp similar to the ones Simmons used. A diagram of this is included in the building
instructions. Right: The boat, fully planked, with rubrails clamped in place.
Left: A front-on view. Right: Fore deck is shortened due to a center-console arrangement.
Left: Sealer applied, and hull is ready for primer. Right: The locker forward houses two 6-1/2 gallon
fuel tanks with a shelf for holding other gear.
Left: The lockers have watertight compartments below them with about 5" deep locker for fishing tackle,
etc. Right: One happy skipper. First salt water launching, Oyster River, Durham NH, July 22, 2002.
The owner comments that, "The boat is everything the descriptions say it should be."
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