A pretty double-ended skiff seen at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show

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Small double-ended skiff at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show

Small double-ended skiff at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show

Small double-ended skiff at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show

A double-ended skiff that could have been built from the
pages of Practical Boatbuilding for Amateurs

I’ve got lots of photographs from the Beale Park show, but with lots of work to do and a musical engagement I’ve had precious little time to put them up. In fact, I’ve very little time now, but I thought I should quickly share these shots of what was probably my favourite boat from the show – a little double-ender that could easily have been built from the pages of a book I scanned and posted here some time ago, Practical Boatbuilding for Amateurs.

Although it was on the International Boatuilding Training College’s stand, there was sadly no information about the boat’s history, or anything to explain the reason for the double-ended shape, or anything about how it performs on the water. And all their people were so busy I didn’t want to interrupt them!

Nevertheless, I think it’s a real sweetheart and if I was half clever enough, I’d want to build one just like it.

For more information, click here for the freely available plans. As I’ve said before, if anyone builds this little boat I would be delighted to hear about the project.

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4 thoughts on “A pretty double-ended skiff seen at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show”

    1. But it was in Berkshire, England. There wasn't anything to suggest that it came from the other side of the Atlantic, though I suppose that's possible.

      I think it was from the British Isles and perhaps from Scotland.

      Gav

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