Wooden Ships Comments on this Acorn 15 rowing skiff
Acorn 15 rowing skiff with two rowing positions, adjustable rowing stretchers, Rear seating provided with stern-sheets and back-rest to give a “Thames skiff” look.
A stunning and eye catching example of this very successful design, the Acorn is known to row extremely well and is a stable skiff. Slightly modified to take a small outboard if required.
“This is a fine craft for serious rowing, well suited for river or sea use. The increased length transforms the performance potential, and with one or two rowers putting their back into it she moves very fast, taking powerboat wakes or a moderate chop in her stride. She could make quite a fast passage, carrying a load of camping gear. Or on more of a relaxed afternoon on the river, she slides along easily with no effort on the oars at all, attracting admiring glances from all around. She carried anything from one to four adults comfortably, and/or plenty of kids “Iain Oughtred (designer)”
Construction is 6 mm clinker ply. All adhesive is epoxy and all fasteners silicon bronze. Apart from the marine ply, the construction is sapele throughout.
The knees and stem are laminated sapele. The transom is provided with an additional sternpost knee to provide extra strength when used with an outboard.
The open gunwales, apart from looking fine also make draining the boat easier if it is tipped on its side. The centre floorboard is removable (affixed with turn-buttons) to aid bailing.
Paints and varnish are International marine finishes. 6 coats of varnish inside. 2 primer, 2 undercoat, 3 topcoat on outside.
Oarlocks (2) and sockets (4) in gunmetal bronze.
Pair of spruce oars, hand leathered and laced.
Galvanised road trailer (winched) – Brand new and unused.
Simple Shaped Tarpaulin Cover