This is a simple way to take a set of printed plans and craft a quick three dimensional model. It won’t be an accurate representation of the actual boat but it will give you a better feeling of scale and mass plus it demonstrates how the shape of a plank laid out flat influences the shape of the boat when bent around a form. Later in this series we’ll build one that is more accurate to the true shape of the boat.

Download the plans and try it yourself.  forest and stream skiff

Download this Beven Skiff model if you want something a little more straight forward. Great for getting kids started in boatbuilding. BevinModel4