Preview: Projects at Two Daughters Boatworks

May 1, 2012

Geoff Kerr

Our two winter projects have been delivered and launched with general grins and giggles all around.

Peeler, the 15’ outboard skiff for Chesapeake Light Craft, is home in Annapolis and has spent several weeks in the water. John Harris and his staff have been trying a variety of outboards and passenger loads to zero in on a reasonable recommendation to accompany the kits. So far, the 8hp motor is reckoned good, and the 15hp silly fast. My vote will be the ubiquitous 9.9.

Grown men have stood on the rail without swimming, and solo boaters have discovered the wonders of Davis’s universal outboard tiller extension. Next up for this boat is a date with the Coast Guard test tank, an indignity that requires sinking her to the bottom for some theoretically-significant period, then removing the load and determining that se’ll still float. Fortunately the Coast Guard provides the outboard motor for this ordeal.

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