Heidi Skiff

Heidi Skiff


Heidi is a lively skiff that gets her looks from the dory family.  Unlike a typical dory, though, she has a wide cross-planked bottom and low freeboard, making her an excellent choice for the fisherman who wants a stable platform for casting. The skiff was designed by Richard Kolin and featured in his book Traditional Boatbuilding Made Easy – Building Heidi.

Heidi is the stock livery boat for the Center for Wooden Boats at Camano Island, Washington. Heidi is traditionally built with red cedar clinker planking, yellow cedar and Douglas fir framing, white oak knees and rub rails.  Heidi can be fitted out with a handsome sprit rig for those who like wind-powered outboards.

Heidi Specs: Length: 12’/14′, Beam: 4’, Draft: 4″, Weight: 150 lbs

Sail area: 58 sq.ft., Capacity: 1-3

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Heidi skiff sail plan
Heidi skiff
Heidi skiff under construction
Heidi skiff, almost finished
Heidi skiff, cutting the center-board slot
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