14’ outboard skiff


Location: Redwood City, CA.

Asking: $5000

Olallie is a 14’ outboard skiff built to the Maud and Emeline plans from Atkin & Co. Built by the current owner and launched in 2008.

Construction details:
Solid wood construction. No plywood, no fiberglass.
Traditional fastenings with modern adhesives where applicable. Copper rivets at the laps, silicon bronze screws, nails, bolts and rods elsewhere.
Lapstrake planking from reclaimed Oregon old growth western red cedar. 3/4” thick planks, copper riveted and seam sealed with marine caulk.
Frames, chines, keel, skeg, thwarts, stem and transom knee all made from tight grained Douglas fir.
Breast hook and transom quarter knees are genuine African mahogany.
Rub rail is philippine mahogany.
Bottom is planked in two layers of 1/2” red cedar with offset seams, epoxied into a single sheet. Bottom skids from doug fir.
Weight: not sure, probably less than 300#

I built Olallie in 2008 in my “one car wood shop” in Redwood City California. She’s been all over the state, but mostly in SF Bay and Tomales Bay. This is a great protected coastal waters boat, or large lake boat. She rows well and includes 2 oarlock positions and two spruce oars. I use her mostly with the included 6hp Tohatsu outboard. Max speeds are between 8 – 10 mph. Her design originates from older row boat designs and incorporates a row boats narrow stern and increased rocker towards the transom. Ollie is robust for her stated dimensions and feels like a “little ship” more than a small skiff.

Current condition is excellent. Paint has been refreshed a couple of times inside and once outside. Fastenings and seams all tight with no leaks. No rot in any of the wood. Varnish is in fair shape but needs a new coat. Seats are re oiled once a year.

I’m selling to make room for my next project, a 17’ Simmons Sea Skiff (currently under way in my “two car wood shop”!).

Please let me know if you have any specific questions about Olallie or would like to see more detail shots.

Please see link here for more images and details: https://sites.google.com/stanford.edu/olallie/home?authuser=2

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