I designed the EZ Skiff after a fishing trip with my three boys in our 8' pram. One of the younger boys had a fish on in the back when the oldest boy exhuberantly jumped to his feet to net the fish and I ended up white knuckling the gunwales trying to keep the boat upright and everybody in it. It was then that I knew it was time for a bigger boat. I named the boat the EZ Skiff because it is a simple straight forward boat to put together. Building time should probably be 30-50 hours depending on how fancy you want to make it and skill level.
The EZ Skiff's dimensions are:
Draft: 3" with 27lb load 5" with 650lb load
The flat bottom makes the boat very stable and the hard chine give plenty of bouyancy, no more surprises when the kid jumps up! It can be powered by oar, electric motor, or small outboard. A sailing kit based on the Laser rig is in the works.
The EZ Skiff kit consists of:
Precut Plywood Parts for Bottom, Transom, and Sides
Wood for Gunwales, Breasthook, and Transom Knees
Epoxy Putty for Filleting
Epoxy for Taping Seams and covering the outside
Fiberglass Tape For Seams and Fiberglass Cloth to cover the outside
Here is a link to some of our blog postings about the EZ Skiff
EZ- Skiff is a 14' Boat that is easy to build and fun to use. It goes together quickly and simply with little fuss or hard to torture panels. The planset includes 3 pages currently and shows how to build the rowing version. We are currently prototyping out the sailing rig and that will be available soon.
The EZ skiff requires:
2 sheets of 6mm marine ply
2 sheets of 9mm marine ply
80 linear feet of 1x 2
18 lineal feet of 1 x 4
11 yards 50" wide 6oz Glass Cloth
3 gallon kit of Epoxy
caulking gun cartridge of 5 minute or gelmagic epoxy
Wood Flour and/or Cabosil to make filleting putty
16 yards 4" -12oz double bias glass tape
Wire or Zip ties
Misc Mixing supplies
The EZ Skiff goes together quickly and should take aroun 40 hours to build. Adding as sailing rig will probably nearly double the build time.
Shipping within the US is free, international customers we will contact you with a shipping quote.