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Project by woodshaver posted 1841 days ago 7180 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About two years ago I built this little skiff to retrieve my RC Tiger Moth plane if it went down in the pond in our back yard.
It’s the first time I built a boat and it wasn’t all that difficult. There’s a sheet of styrofoam under the flag to keep her floating if you were to get into trouble. So far it hasn’t been needed.

PS.

The link I used (Herbs web site) to get my plan is no longer available so skip that one. I found another one here.
Go here and click on the “One sheet Skiff” link on the page. Also you will fnd a “build link” at the bottom of his page. You’ll see a page of picture of his build there.
http://www.angelfire.com/ego/stevenmanzer/BoatBuilding.html

Sample of plan.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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firecaster

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#1 posted 1841 days ago

Great looking boat.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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bigwoodturner

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#2 posted 1841 days ago

Nice boat, like the flag touch. I have a friend here teaching me how to make a sea kyak in exchange for wood turning lessons.

-- Dale

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#3 posted 1841 days ago

Nice little boat, makes a good fishing boat.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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NickTobis

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#4 posted 1841 days ago

Seems like a big undertaking just to rescue the plane….are you sure you don’t work for the coast guard? By the way it turned out pretty nice.

-- T&G, West Palm Beach

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#5 posted 1841 days ago

That is really cool! I really liked your center piece/floatation devise. I will have to try this when my kids get alittle older, oh and my skills get better.

Outstanding

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#6 posted 1841 days ago

RandyMarine
When your model plane cost you $400 you best find a way to retrieve it when and if it don’t make it home! I would swim to get it but it’s retention pond! No Swimming allowed! Anyway.. it was fun to build. The kid’s enjoy it durring the summer months.
Thanks for all the compliments !
Tony

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 1841 days ago

Looks very cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1841 days ago

Cool! Way classier than the 2 man inflatable raft I use to go get my RC boat when it flips or dies on the back side of the lake. I love wood boats…used to dream of building one when I was a kid looking at old issues of popular mechanics from the 50’s and 60’s.

-- Jon

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#9 posted 1823 days ago

Jon ,
You should give this plan a try. The Skiff is easy to build. Click on the link in the description and find the plan. It was fun to build.

Thanks for all the nice compliments everyone!

Tony

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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