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I was out of the modeling mood for nearly a year (most of 2020). Finally, in February of 2021, I decided to build this simple model based on plans found in American Small Sailing Craft (Page 319). Chapelle calls it an oyster tonging skiff. Although it is meant to be a sailing skiff, I wasn't inclined to sew a sail for this one nor was I inclined to make a set of oyster tongs. Skiffs were multi-purpose boats in any case. The plans show oarlocks, so clearly such a skiff would be rowed at times. It could be used for fishing, crabbing, or just general transportation.

I wanted to try some weathering techniques on this model, so it isn't my usual pristine style, but I had fun with the attempt. Likely something I'd do again. As the build progressed, I decided to turn it into a diorama. I reallly enjoy making little details to go in a boat to tell a story about how it was used.

The model is about 16inches LOA at a scale of 3/4" = 1 foot. Completed April. 2021.

Side View
Starboard Side
Port Side
Port Side
Interior
Interior
Stern Seat
Stern Seat