This boat was first described in articles in National Fisherman, in November and December, 1993. I designed the Jiffy 9-7 for a friend to use as a tender for his sailboat. He wanted it to be self-bailing. I wondered about a new building method - why not build the skiff from the inside out, starting with a watertight deck?
There would be no building jig, and no frames; you would simply
cut the deck to shape, add a stem and transom, and a set of fore
and aft members (which I called keels, for want of a better word),
and glue and screw or nail the bottom to them. The sides would go
on last, their flare being determined by the shape of the deck and
bottom. Building the prototype proved to be as quick and simple as
I thought it should be. I designed the Jiffy 22 as a small outboard
powered cabin skiff using the same basic construction method.
Plans for the Jiffy 9-7 include drawings showing the shapes of the deck and bottom panels, and the keels, stem, and transom, with construction and detail drawings. There is also a set of step by step instructions. No lofting is required; the shapes of the various parts are laid out on the plywood from which they will be made.
Includes blueline drawing and a booklet describing the three (3) Jiffy designs and their construction. (Shipping: $2.50 USA, $20.00 Canada, $24.00 all other countries.)
Drawings and building manual. (Shipping: $14.00 USA, $38.00 Canada, $55.00 Asia & Pacific Rim, $50.00 all other countries.)
Plywood packages include all the plywood listed in the building manual. They come from World Panel Products, Inc., Riviera Beach, Florida. Three types of plywood are available; meranti, okoume, and sapele. All are high quality, marine grade plywood. Please call for details.
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