Plans to build the 19' 9" [6.0 M] Tortuga Mullet Skiff

The Tortuga is a sturdy, sea kindly, easy to build pocket cruiser offering dory-like stability, load carrying capability, and modest power requirements, along with v-bottom comfort when powering through a chop. This smaller, modernized version of the original Mullet skiff design is more easily constructed using modern materials and methods. The suggested power is a smaller inboard motor, such as an Atomic 4, an old Chrysler Crown flathead 6, a 4 cylinder Chevy, or a sailboat auxiliary type diesel. You can also power it with an outboard of 20-50 hp.

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Tortuga Mullet Skiff

Tortuga Mullet Skiff

Tortuga Mullet Skiff

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About Mullet Skiffs

Plans to build a mullet skiff boat

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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