Plans to build the 11' Champlain Row/Power Skiff
The Champlain is my version of Ed Monk's universal boat. You could row it, power it, or sail it. It'll handle a crew of up to four and be stable enough to fish from, hunt ducks, or just have fun on the water. It'll handle calm water or choppy and will be as easy and fun a building project as you could ever hope for.
Free Study Plans for the Champlain Row/Power Skiff
Our study plans are two of the actual construction drawings. They're not enough information for you to build the boat, but they do give you the overall boat size, shape and construction methods. This is a pdf file readable with the free Adobe Acrobat pdf file reader.
Free Construction Photo Essay for the Champlain Row/Power Skiff
One of my customers put together this construction photo essay for the Champlain Row/Power Skiff. Have a look at these 88 pages of pictures and construction descriptions of a Champlain being built to give you a better understanding of how you can do it too. Just download the free pdf format e-book by clicking on the image below.
Purchase Construction Plans for the Champlain Row/Power Skiff
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Electronic Construction Plans for 11' Champlain
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Printed Construction Plans for 11' Champlain
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About Row/Power Skiffs
In his 1934 book, "How To Build Wooden Boats," Edwin Monk said:
"The lowly skiff might be called the universal boat. It's simple and inexpensive construction are its strong points... It is a strange paradox that plans for them are as scarce as the boats are numerous"
Ed Monk knew a thing or two about boats, and his praise of skiffs are well deserved. They are simple, inexpensive, and yet very useful. They're stable, seaworthy, and easily driven by oar, low power outboard, or even by sail.
My earliest recollections of being on boats were in skiffs. The two photos above were taken in New Jersey in the summer of 1957. That's my parents in one skiff in the upper photo and me with my grandparents in another.
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