A Wee Rob that was constructed during the summer of 2001. It
started after using a Wee Rob lapstrake canoe built
by my brother Pete Cozzi. If it's
this much fun paddling one ultra-light around a quiet pond, it must at lease
be twice as much fun with two canoes".
Original designs created in the
later part of the 19th century. This one "I think" is by Iain Oughtred. This newer version is modeled somewhat after
the larger version called Rob Roy. The newer design specifications are:
LOA 12' 0"
Beam 2' 4"
Some design modifications include
single lug sail and leeboard. Intended for single occupancy in protected
13'4" Melon Seed Skiff
The latest project is a
gunning skiff designed around the turn of the century (mid to late 1800's)
called the Melon Seed skiff. Used in the shallow protected waters around the
Chesapeake and Barnegat bay area for hunting water foul.
IMHO, the boat has exceptionally beautiful lines.
The plans I'm using are by Marc
Barto who I believe copied the
Howard I. Chapelle design that is in the
Smithsonian. The plan shown above is the original Chapelle
plan. As far as I can tell, Marc Barto has made a
very close set of plans to that of the original. After all, the intention is
to create a boat as close to the original as possible.
Features: wineglass transom,
unstayed sprit rig.
LOA - 13' 4"
LWL - 11' 4"
Beam - 4' 2"
Draft (db up) - 3"
(db down) - 2' 4"
Weight - about 140 lbs.
Sail Area (sprit) - 72 sq. ft
April 1, 2002
Strongback, Station molds, Stem, Transum
2002 Chines, Inner Stem, Transum
3, 2002 Garboards, Bottom plank
30, 2002 Skeg, Spiling,
15, 2002 Invert, Steam, Boom
28, 2002 Boom, Ribs, Mast
28, 2002 Ribs, Shear clamps, Mast Step
18, 2003 Deck beams, Step, Heat
16, 2003 Dagger trunk, Mast bed, Mast
10, 2003 Breast hook, Deck Knee, Carlens,
Forward mast kingplank
16, 2003 Decking, Hatch, Aft kingplank
30, 2003 Deck coaming, Rudder, Transum
6, 2003 Outer stem, Deck coaming, Cockpit coaming
11-15, 2003 Oars, Rub rail, Daggerboard
22-28, 2003 Invert, Sanding, Hull/Transom finishing
5, 2003 Daggerboard handle, trim, toerail plugs
18, 2003 Deck varnish, gudgeons, mast fitting.
9, 2003 Launch, leak test, sail test.
15, 2004 Launch and later.
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