The skiffs built by schoolchildren at Faversham got launched this weekend! (Click here to read about their building.)
The workshop builder explained about safety, the boats went in the water, the youngsters took turns to get to grips with using the oars, the designer got a turn in one of the, and his brother and wife Julie (after whom the design is named) had a go too.
I should explain that the plans for these boats are free and available from Intheboatshed.net. Well – that was all very good then!
By the way, the little boats are light and easy to handle out of the water and perform just as expected, with little wake and good directional stability – I’d say a little too much and will be arguing that a diagonal cut to the skeg near the stern might be a good idea.