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Building the Harbor Skiff, black and white book


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There is no difference in content between this and the full color book. Since it is printed in black and white, however, some of the illustration photos may not be so easy to make out as they are in color. The difference in price between the two is simply reflective of the production costs.

The Harbor Skiff is 12'-0" overall with a 5'-0" beam, the maximum size skiff that can be left at the town float at Lincolnville Beach (Maine)...that's the reason for her size as well as her name.

The photo on the book's cover and on the CD was taken at the author's mooring on a still morning in October just after daybreak.

From the Introduction... I’ve lived and worked here on the Coast of Maine since the 60s. In all that time, I have seen countless skiffs, used them on salt and fresh water, and have built a bunch of them–I honestly can’t recall how many. Even the saddest of them had some good qualities, and some of them even looked good tethered to the town floats, but precious few were what I would call exceptional. The Harbor Skiff is one of the few.

Chapters include: The Design; Getting Started; Preparing for Planking; Scarphing; Planking; Joinerwork; and Painting. Experience the entire process through 76 pages and 87 color photos.


The email that came with this photo said:

Karen, Walter….. thanks for designing a sweet, sweet boat….
handles like a dream...launched today on a perfect (and rare) winter day.

Best, Larry


Not a boatbuilder? Neither was Larry when he started.


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