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Friday, August 18, 2018

Mission Bay Ultralight Skiff Launched in Oregon

Eric Rush up in Oregon, sent me these pictures of his Mission Bay Ultralight Stitch-&-Glue skiff. Looks like he had a great time.

Dear Jeff,

I'm surprised my 75-year-old body enjoys rowing! We've had our Mission Bay skiff on the water only a few times so far, two small lakes, a slow-moving river, and this afternoon, We launched on Tillamook Bay where two rivers and several branching sloughs flow in. We rowed inland on the tide and turned back when the tide did, five miles total. Your skiff is very light and easy to row.

Great fun!


Mission Bay Stitch-&-Glue skiff Wood Boat Plans

Mission Bay Stitch-&-Glue skiff Wooden Boat Plans

Mission Bay Stitch-&-Glue skiff Plywood Boat Plans

Eric also came up with an easy way to launch load his skiff from the back of his pickup truck. Since this boat is so light, it is easy.

Mission Bay Ultralight skiff Wood Boat Plans

Mission Bay Ultralight skiff Wooden Boat Plans

More information, plans ordering information, and free downloadable study plans of this boat may be found at: 11' Mission Bay Ultralight Skiff Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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