Sarah Skiff - Built to Order


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Taped-Seam Plywood Composite (Stitch-and-Glue)
Four Strake Multi-chine
Mahogany (Occume) Plywood - planking
Red Cedar - floorboards
Phillipine Mahogany (Meranti) - all other wood
Epoxy/Fiberglass Cloth - sheathing & seams
Silicon Bronze - Fastenings and Hardware
Brass - Stem and Keel Bands
Spar Varnish - Trim, Topsides and Interior
Urethane Enamel - Lower Hull, inside & out
BASE PRICE: $6000 CDN (not exactly as shown)
The protoype shown was ordered with a foredeck and motor mount. These options are available at extra cost.
"Sarah" is 15 feet long with a beam of 46 inches and hull inside depth of 15 inches. She is intended primarily for rowing, but can be fitted with a low-powered outboard if the optional motor mount is installed. The hull is double-ended on the waterline for minimal resistance. The flat-floored midsection provides good stability with the moderate beam, the fine ends give speed and responsiveness, and the high flared bow rises over waves. Sarah rows very easily at moderate speeds, and can be kept near her top speed with only moderate strength. The standard layout with three seats and two rowing stations allows trimming the boat for different passenger loads and sea conditions. The boat can be rowed double with a third crew member in the sternsheets as cox'n, or can be ordered with an alternate layout if it will frequently be rowed double with only two aboard.

Sarah is a modern version of the transom-sterned salmon-fishing skiffs that worked the Georgia Strait before the days of the gasoline engine. The salmon skiffs fished with handlines or with rod & reel trolled behind the boat under oars. The commercial fishermen (and some women) who rowed them depended on their boats' seaworthiness and speed to earn their living. Sports fishers also appreciated their beauty and performance in pursuit of the salmon. The same qualities required a century ago make these boats superb recreational craft today.