Simmons Sea Skiff - Under Construction

Scale model of new composite bottom resting on actual bottom plywood, Shelman Sapele marine ply, which has Lloyd's of London's Highest approval rating.

Bottom panels cut out and set up on cradle.

Composite bottom, interior taped with 24 oz. non-woven bi-axial fiberglass tape and epoxy, transom in place.

Turning boat over to finish composite bottom. Note motor well in place, stem, and deck framing.

Boat turned right side up. Taping, epoxy coating, and fairing of outside bottom have been completed. The second lapstrake plank is being fit.

Planking is complete.

Interior has been epoxy coated, stern flotation bulkheads are installed. Platforms for console and seat are installed, strip plank cedar side decks have been started.

Boat turned over again, planking epoxy coated, sanded, and primed.

Planking has been finish painted, bottom painted with bottom paint.

Interior view of the boat, just before going to the Maine Boat Builder's show in March 2000. Cedar floorboards have been made and installed, rod racks installed, forward flotation has been installed, side decks have been finished, and hardware installed.Interior has been varnished, and cedar oiled.

The Simmon Sea Skiff making way.

Plans for the construction of a composite bottom for the
18' Simmons Sea Skiff are available for $25.00 postage paid.
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170 Old Chequessett Neck Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667

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