Acorn Skiff

Iain Oughtred

  • Length

    11' 9" - 3.58m

  • Beam

    3' 11" - 1.2m

  • Draft


  • Weight (kg)


  • Sail Area

    48 sq ft - 4.5 sq m

  • Time to build (estimate)

    160-220 hours

In the article on the original Acorn, in Wooden Boat No. 56, Maynard Bray said: "The Acorn Skiff is primarily a rowboat. She is light in weight, narrow at the waterline, and her freeboard is kept low to keep down her windage. She rows like a dream. With her rising forefoot and lean hindquarters, she should settle back and tow well behind another oat if she were used as a tender. She'll also sail when fitted with one of the two rigs, the ruder and the dagger board shown on the drawings. But make no mistake - she is neither particularly stable nor particularly burdensome. If you're looking for a boat that you and your passengers can clomp around in, stay away from this one. She's a sweet-line, slippery little jewel - and one in which you'll not normally want to take more than two passengers"

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