Preliminary drawings for the sailing Ella skiff, and some more model photos

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Ella skiff sailing preliminary sketch

Preliminary sketches for the sailing Ella skiff

Intheboatshed readers following the progress of the ‘girls’ series skiffs might be interested in this initial drawing for the sailing version of the 12ft Ella skiff.

I’ve drawn quite a large sail area of 72sqft, which will make it a lively boat despite its simple hard-chine hull, and just what my daughter would love – I told here I’d try to create a boat that would keep up with a Topper, which is her current favourite small boat. The Ella skiff will also have buckets-full of built-in bouyancy.

In addition, Dan Savage kindly sent me the shots below of two card models he’s made of of the rowing version of the Ella skiff. Thanks Dan!

Ella Skiff Models 8-2-09 001 Ella Skiff Models 8-2-09 003 Ella Skiff Models 8-2-09 002

For more on the Ella skiff, click here.

PS – The drawings for the sailing version of the Ella skiff are done – To download the construction plans click here.