Crosby talking about his choice
of a Crosby's version of
Doug Hylan's "Ben
thought it would be a great idea to build a Crosby
version of the "Garvey
Skiff". The hull has an excellent reputation. WoodenBoat
Magazine's publication "Forty Wooden
describes the skiff as "
fine for recreational
fishing or getting around the lake on summer vacation,
or ferrying out to that island camp."
separates it from the stable quahog skiffs, which I've
also considered building but never liked the flat bottom.
Choosing the larger 19' Crosby version of the Ben Garvey
hull, I've adapted the interior
arrangements to fit my personal needs.
situation involves boating with 3 daughters under the age
of 4, whose favorite activity is to go to Sampson's Island
for a day at the beach We also love to simply "go boating"
with other friends and their children, primarily in the
protected waters of the Three Bays area of Osterville and
modifications to the the design as seen in WoodenBoat
Magazine and his reasons behind them:
as I wanted more space in the middle of the boat for
addition of "run-decks"
to keep the girls from being able to lean over the side
of the boat. The "flare"
of the topsides is significant and without the "run-decks",
my fear is that the children would have much more of
a chance to fall overboard. Also, the "run-decks"
serve as "social seating" for the adults on
of a 4' forward deck, which allows for my "landing
craft"-style bow section. I've historically
found it difficult to land at the beach and exit
the boat easily with all the children, dog and beach
paraphernalia. This "gang plank" idea allows
for easy loading and off-loading, while not sacrificing
any part of the hull's integrity.
Boatworks will "build to suit" either the 16' or 19' Crosby
version of the Garvey hulls. It will be the customer's
preference as to the interior set-up (console vs. tiller,
run-deck vs. no run-decks, "landing craft"
bow or standard, size of motor, etc.) Pricing will vary depending
on buyer's interior arrangement.