Models of the Ella 12ft skiff

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Dave Coulter’s table-top boatyard photo of his Ella skiff model. As usual, click on
the photos and thumbnails for larger images

I’m delighted to report that kind Dave Coulter has been the first to report that he has made a model of the Ella skiff, and has agreed to let me share his photo with readers.

Thank you Dave! If anyone else builds one, please let me know and send photos at!

Dave’s photo rather got me going and in a stolen moment between getting the house ready for a dinner party and our guests arriving, I managed to make one up also: I’ve posted thumbnails of mine below. Hopefully readers will be encouraged to make their own, and perhaps to comment. I’d guess that making up a model like this would be a nice activity to do with kids too, by the way.

For plans drawings for use in making models of the Ella skiff, click here and for more on my Ella skiff design project click here. However, if you’re looking for something longer and with a bit more performance, try this.

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Here’s another one – this time a very neat and complete job sent by a chap who signs himself Cecil. Thanks fella!


3 thoughts on “Models of the Ella 12ft skiff”

  1. Thanks, Gavin! I've owned canoes and I now have a kayak. One of these days I'd like to build a (real) boat. Over the past few years I have become more interested, and I just bought a set of plans for a sailing canoe! Your website provides extra inspiration, and the model of the Ella did so as well. Keep up the great work!

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