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Howard Chapelle's Maryland Crabbing Skiff 5/8 scale by teleman


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HI EVERYBODY, HAD A LITTLE TIME TODAY SO I DECIDED TO START ADDING BACK MY BUILD LOG OF ONE OF MY LITTLE WORK BOATS FROM MSW 1.0.....STARTED BACK IN SEPT. 03, 2012....

 

 

 

Hello Everybody,
Well I am going to give it a go at building a Maryland Crabbing Skiff out of Chapelle’ book American Small Sailing Craft. I do not have his book on Crabbing Skiffs. But I will do my best with what I have to work with.
The model will be made strickly from basswood. I will be painted the skiff. Now I am not sure what the paint sheeme would be at this time. Other then the majority color will be white. If anyone has any info or a picture or two showing this I would be eternally grateful. It has been very hard trying to find vintage pictures of this type of skiff. I decided to do without a building board. I will construct the boat botton…adding the center keel…and cutting out the center board slot.
I will then add the chines. I then will add the stem n stern posts, with stiffeners so my planks will have a bit more material to adhere to . Then the starboard and port hull planks will be added. To add the slight bow to the boat bottom, I will add the thwarts that show assist in bowing the boat bottom to give it that customary slight upward bow. It should work ok.
To keep it the 14 to 16 inches length, which is the size models I have be building lately it will be at 5/8th scale. Since these little skiffs were in the 15 to 20 foot range…

So here we go. AND PLEASE IF YOU SEE ANY MISTAKES I AM CREATING PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!

Remarks and questions are very welcomed….
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I remember this build well. Glad you are taking the time to repost. Thank you!!! Hopefully it will encourage others to build a few small boats. Its a Midwest kit is it not?  No,I guess an MSW kit? Clarify please.

 

BFN

 

Cheers,

Hopeful aka David

 

“there is wisdom in many voices”

 

Completed: Sharpie Schooner (Midwest) Posted in kit build section of forum

Current: Sultana (MSW) Updating the build log and continuing on with the build

 

Next: Lady Nelson (Amati Victory)

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Hey Thanks a lot Russ! It was a fun build to do. I do have a few more of these workboat projects planned for the future...! Thanks for liking the scale Russ. Someone had asked me why such a weird scale and the answer was , first it has a jib sail so making it a bit longer. The other reason I have a display case in my home that will fit a model at about 16 to 17 inches in length......so there's the method to my madness...

 

 

 

Hi David,

    Your right that there is a Midwest Kit on a crabbing skiff. But i decided to scratch one instead and use Chapelle's book...though Midwest's kit is close but no cigar to Chapelle's..

With Chapelle's book I was able to add more detail which I enjoy doing....

 

take care guys

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HI JOHN GLAD TO SEE YOU STOP BY MY BUDDY....

 

SO HERE WE GO AGAIN A SMALL UPDATE BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE I MIGHT BE A LITTLE BUSIER TODAY AT W@*&.....

 

IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FILL FREE TO POST.....

 

 

 

 

well my little crabbing skiff progresses along.....
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WELL ITS A BIT EARLY OVER HERE IN THE AMERICAS. SINCE IT WAS MY TURN TO HANDLE EMERGENCY ON CALL, AND AS I SIT HERE WAITING FOR A CALL BACK FROM OUR SUPPORT TEAM AT JUST BEFORE 4AM IN THE MORNING. ENDING A 34 HOURS OF OVERTIME IN TWO DAYS. FOR THE SAKE OF NOT FALLING A SLEEP I AM ADDING BACK A LITTLE MORE TO MY BUILD LOG OF MY SKIFF.  AH JUST 12 MORE HOUR TO GO AND I CAN GO HOME......

 


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Thanks Russ for stopping by,

   Love these little boat. I already have a couple in the works once I put my modeling room back together. Now for the superstition part of the build. I have to add green for luck to the skiff

 

 

and a few more photos....any and all remarks are very much welcomed
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