Author Archive: hogfishdesign

PIRANHA 18′ Flats Skiff hull lines.

Here are the hull lines of my latest design done by my partner Nathan Shawl. Nathan takes my hand drawn lines and redraws them to perfection. There is lots of back and forth emails with me to make sure he see my details correctly. Nathan is really good at this. Nathan sails on the Great …

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Hogfish Maximus survives hurricane IRMA 

Heres some photos of Hogfish In the mangroves and how we survived a Cat. 3 storm wind. This is her 7th hurricane she has survived by beening able to stay away from everyone else and by having shoal draft, lots of line….. 3000 feet, anchors and just plain preparation.          The cat power boat …

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Bay Skiff ideas

I had an inquiry the other day about designing a Bay Skiff with lots of forward flair. Here’s some of my ideas.             

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SUPER SKIFF SPRAY RAILS

Some pictures of building some ultra lite and very strong spray rails for a Super Skiff of HPX type of skiff. They are removable if wanted and weigh 4 lbs each.                  The wood is just the form to glass up against.                                       …

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Stitch and glue skiff

heres a set of lines to ponder for a stich and glue skiff of 17’x 9″ draft.    A bit distorted with the photo

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Offshore capable shoal draft box boat.

I have been working on this Sharpie Junk Yawl design for the past year. It is a commission from a European family for an offshore capable shoal draft design that they would primarily use along the coast of France. There is a lot of stuff packed into a 32′ x 8’x 20″ plywood box shaped …

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Building a epoxy one off deck

These photos show the sequence of building a one off deck for a friends 17′ Envi home built skiff. He was building in Raka epoxy so that’s what I used. It took me 56 hours of work in his shop with his tools to build the deck and the 4 hatches. The deck is crowned. …

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 LITHIUM hull #2 

I am in the process in my spare time of building hull #2 from the LITHIUM mold. It will be my last flats skiff build as I will be off sailing to the Pacific this winter and will be looking for new adventures and different projects. This skiff is sold and is going to be …

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New design the JACKFISH 18 

I am presently designing a skiff to fit into the deep vee large outboard market for a Florida flats skiff manufacturer. This skiff will have a transom rating for a 150 hp outboard and will float on its lines at 9″ draft. These sketches are showing how it will go up against the two skiffs …

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A new design for MACHETE MARINE

This is the hull design I did as per request for this company. Its 24’x6-1/2′ x 5-8″                   

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