Plans to build the 20' Tortuga Mullet Skiff
The Tortuga is a 20 foot version of the Mullet Skiff offering a smaller and more efficient design. The lightweight 4 cylinder, 50 hp Perkins diesel would make a great engine for this boat.
Free Study Plans for the Tortuga Mullet 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.
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About Mullet Skiffs
Mullet skiffs were originally developed for the Florida Mullet fishery in the early 1900s to be able to carry a load while operating in shoal water. They were never modernized to adapt to new materials until now. These hulls feature a dory style hull, with a vee entry. This makes it stable, capable in rough seas, easily driven with minimal power - just about everything a real sea dog likes in a boat. They'll get up and move, too, without too much power, though not a modern high speed planing hull, as they were developed for the low power, heavy and unreliable gas engines of a century ago
My take on these sturdy cruising hulls are constructed of standard milled construction lumber, available at any lumber yard, covered with ply, then fiberglassed over with epoxy resin to make a very tough, commercial grade hull, ready for just about anything. While not as easy to build as a dory, they're well within the capabilities of the amateur wood worker, even a first time boat builder.
The photo above is two Florida Mullet Fisherman coming in with their net on the transom of their Mullet Skiff taken in the 1930s, courtest of the Florida State Photographic Collection and the State of Florida.
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