Microskiff Boat Plans
- Ideal for a first time boat builder
- Build time is approximately 75 hours
- Build cost is $1200 – $1500
- Plans include full size patterns for tracing (easily cut with a jig saw)
- Ideal for 2 adults & gear
- Free instructional how-to video series (FRS-12 series applies)
- Integrated reverse chines provide excellent stability
- Requires only basic carpentry tools
- No boat building experience needed
- For more info check out our FAQ
Flats River Skiff 14 Specs:
- 13’8″ LOA
- 4’2″ beam
- 5″ draft fully loaded
- ~150lb hull weight (will vary by builder)
- Capacity 500lbs (2 people and gear)
- 15hp max (15″ shaft)
- ~25mph with 15hp, ~20mph with 10hp
Flats River Skiff 14 Materials List:
- 6 sheets – 4′ x 8′ x 1/4″ Okume or Meranti marine grade plywood
- 70 linear feet – 1/2″ x 1″ stock Cypress, Juniper or Fir
- 75 linear feet – 1″ x 1″ stock Cypress, Juniper, or Fir
- 3 gallons – Marine Epoxy (add 1 lb of fumed silica for fillets)
- 18 cu/ft – 2 lb density expanding pour foam, closed cell
- 12* yards – 10oz cloth 50″ wide (*15 yards if applied to floor)
- Marine primer & paint (Quantity will vary by manufacturer, application method and number of coats.)
- Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction (free PDF download)
What are stitch and glue boat plans?
Stitch and glue boat plans are great for amateur boat builders!
Stitch and glue boat building uses marine grade plywood that is stitched together with zipties and glued with epoxy resin. The first step is to trace the full size patterns onto marine grade plywood and cut them out. Then you will hold everything in place with zipties so you can install the simple frame. After that, apply thickened epoxy to glue everything together. All wood is sealed with epoxy resin and some areas are covered with fiberglass for additional strength. Finally, roll on some paint and enjoy the ride!
Watch this video about stitch and glue boat building for more details and explanation.
I built the FRS-14 over the covid lockdown and it exceeded my expectations by far! I am running an old Evinrude 15hp 2-stroke and my WOT speed is 22mph and loaded with gear, 6 gallons of fuel and myself she drafts 2 1/2”!!! If you are on the fence, jump in feet first and have fun. By the way, this was my first build and took just under 6 months to complete.
Built the Frs-14 down in Costa Rica. Im in love with the boat, you can go SUPER shallow, I can move it in and out of the water with ease, gets to 20mph on a 9.9 yamaha 4-stroke (2 people and gear). Perfect boat if you want to fish solo or with a buddy, great for fly fishing too. Building process was a wonderful experience that I’ll recommend to anyone that loves working with their hands and tools, also Adam is always there to help you if you got any questions.