The Skiff
by Larry

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Skiff, about 32 - 37 cm. long.

My Lobster Skiff is based on those that I saw and sometimes rowed on the waters of Petpeswick Inlet and Musquodoboit Harbour, on the Eastern shore of Nova Scotia. The fishermen there set their lobster traps at key locations around the inlets. The sturdy, flat-bottomed boats were easy to row and ideal for loading their pots or hauling the catch back to port, usually on placid waters. When a harsh Nor-easter blew in from the cold Atlantic ocean though, the work of hefting a heavy load back to the dock was enough for any hardy fisherman.

I usually build my Lobster Skiff with one or two planks with the flat bottom cross planked, from thin strips of redwood, cedar or pine. Painted to suit my fancy, or varnished to retain the fine grain of the redwood and cedar. A single centre thwart leaves plenty of room for lobster pots and catch (, good).

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