This nice center-console skiff was built by
Svein Kopfelt (blue cap) from Annandale, NJ
and displayed at the 2008 WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport.
Movie of the construction process
Ken Swan, Hubbard, OR
(purchased plans and instruction kit from Ken)
16’ “Nez Perce” skiff, beam is 5’
3/4” mahogany frames; 3/8” okoume plywood
planking; #1 DF keel (cut from a 2x10) and internal
support strips; 1x4 sassafras keelson; white oak “chafing
strips”; silicon bronze fasteners throughout;
marine epoxy in all joints and end grain; two coats
marine grade sealer then two coats marine grade urethane
paint inside and outside; silicon bronze deck hardware;
power is 9.9 HP Yamaha, four stroke.
In lakes and reservoirs in NJ and NY as well as protected
ocean waters…fishing and motoring.
Time to build
I spent 595 hours to build the boat
which is way above average. In that time are the extra
items not in the plans.
a) Console with battery compartment;
b) The stern queen seat for storage and fuel tank:
c) The foredeck;
d) Interior decking;
e) Storage under twarth; and,
f) Forward anchor storage.