Re: Cabin Skiff,info neeed

[ Boatbuilder Connection Archive - Designs ]

Posted by Mike Thompson on March 18, 1998 at 10:08:20:

In Reply to: Cabin Skiff,info neeed posted by Clint Paulette on January 14, 1998 at 20:57:58:

: Hi there! I've never built a boat before but I really want to. The Cabin Skiff is exactly what I want in a boat. I'm a Union carpenter that specializes in finsh work, so I think I can build it. Has anybody built it. I would like some info from sombody that has. If you want to share some info with me on general boatbuilding or ideas about the Cabin Skiff, Please email me

: Thanks, Clint Paulette

I was the first to build a Cabin Skiff into a center console boat,in 1990. I beefed up the frames and transom and built a front deck with a 40 gallon livewell under the deck. All wiring,hoses, and steering cables are routed under the deck. I used a 50HP johnson and upon moving from So. Cal. the boat had app. 1200 hours on it. This was all offshore. The only thing I recommend is to use 1 1/2 inch aluminum angle to reinforce the joint between the hull and topsides. this practically eliminated the spray from the bow wave being blown back into the boat. Feel free to contact me as I have pictures of construction and will send them and be glad to answer any questions you may have. I've used this boat HARD and I'm very pleased with the help offered by the Glen-L staff. MIKEY