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Sea Skiff Cruisers

Post by evansjw44 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:32 am

I don't see much mention of Sea Skiff cruisers here. But, CC made some wonderful Sea Skiff cruisers. Lets see some pics of thier work. I'll start with my 1967 35 ft Corinthian.
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Post by Grant Stanfield » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:50 am

Here are some gorgeous Sea Skiff cruisers, too! Love them, just can't bring one home or I'd have to sleep on it every night :?
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Post by evansjw44 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:39 pm

I had a thirty, my father had a thirty also. I wish I could afford a forty. I like my 35 Corinthian bettter than thiry-five.
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Post by Peter M Jardine » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:25 pm

The 42 was an interesting design with the reverse windshield and cabin glass. Not many were made.

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Post by PaulK » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:33 pm

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I am still slowly but surely working on my 30'
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Post by jfrprops » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:06 pm

Jim,

Great pic of your boat! hope for more skiff posts...

John in Va.
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Post by jfrprops » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:59 am

you know Jim, I never knew much about those Corinthians...but seeing your pics it is so much like my Cavalier Seastrake !
Amazing that they are almost identical in appearance...your's being somewhat enlarged....and in a lot better finish and appearance.

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Post by Grant Stanfield » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:50 pm

Cavalier = smooth plywood bottom & hullsides

Cavalier 'Seastrake' = smooth plywood bottom; lapstrake hullsides

Sea Skiff = lapstrake bottom & hullsides

Sea Skiff 'Corinthian'= lapstrake bottom; carvel-planked hullsides

I think both the Seastrake and Corinthian variants were developed to give the potential buyer even more choices within the CC family: if a buyer wanted one feature but not another, he could begin shopping these two lines of 'half & half' construction...

I've read that the Seastrakes became known for being far stronger and long-lived than their identical-size counterparts offered in the standard smooth-sided Cavalier line.
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Post by jfrprops » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:52 pm

yes, seastrakes are way stronger.....glued at all seams and thru bolted every 4 inches .....very tough...that is why I have one.

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Post by evansjw44 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:44 pm

I have a running discussion with the boatyard where I winter store about how to shore my boat. They are full converted to jack stands except for a few hold-outs like me. I insist they shore it on oak beams and fabricate props to hold it upright. They argue that laying the keel in blocks on the pavenement and using jackstands to support the hull is just as good, maybe better. So I ask them, where do you set the stands? They respond -- at the chines, on the bottom. So I ask, where are the chines on a big sea skiff?? They say right at the edge of the bottom. So, Sea Skiffs don't have chines! If you shore it on the turn of the bottom you'll break some ribs. OH Yah? How can a bot have no chines???

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Post by evansjw44 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:48 pm

John,

If you made your way to Detroit I could demonstrate the difference between the flat bottom Cavelier Sea Strake and the Corinthian or Sea Hawk skiff. Sorry, we don't know from crab cakes up here but we're pretty good a walleye.
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Re: Sea Skiff Cruisers

Post by jfrprops » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:34 pm

Really nice 1965 32 foot sea skiff on EBAY right now....price is right ..a challenger on there also...check them out...for sure!\

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19?? custom Argentine Runabout 16'
1954 Whirlwind deluxe dual ckpt 16'
1921 Old Town Charles River 17' (founding Captain, James River Batteau Festival)

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Re: Sea Skiff Cruisers

Post by jfrprops » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:36 pm

Jim Evans: you are so right to be careful with those bent ribs/no chine and the haul out crew! Those guys have never heard of such construction...Tupperware is their only frame of reference.....

John in Va.
1980 Fairchild Scout 30
19?? custom Argentine Runabout 16'
1954 Whirlwind deluxe dual ckpt 16'
1921 Old Town Charles River 17' (founding Captain, James River Batteau Festival)

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Post by 61seaskiff42 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:20 pm

Thats an awesome picture of the 42 sea skiff I have the 1961 w/ out the bridge .I was thinking of putting a bridge on mine now I know what it would look like cool . :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Sea Skiff Cruisers

Post by Fredb » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:58 pm

I am now the owner of the Cry for Help 30' Sea Skiff that Grant posted a picture of in this post. Need a ton of work but it can be saved. Anyone have any advice on replacing the stem?
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Re: Sea Skiff Cruisers

Post by joanroy » Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:38 pm

Fredb, Welcome to the club. Cry For Help, well, it needs a Lot of help. It looks to be in fairly critical condition, but if you have the will she can be saved. I've never replaced a stem in a Skiff so I can't give you a blow by blow how to, but the first thing I'd do is get the paint off her down to bare wood in that area so you can see what you've got and how it's all fastened together. Gona have to take some screws out to get it apart and figure it out from there. Take photos and post them as you go. Good Luck!

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