Skin on frame boat for kids

Submitted byShawn onTue, 09/22/2020 - 19:33

I would like to build a skin boat for my 9yr old son.

I cannot find the plans for the “sea flea” by Tom Yost, but I was thinking of scaling down the multi-chine Sea Bee.

if I reduce the scale of the boat to 10’ 4” long, with 19” beam, payload would theoretically be about 125lbs (20lb boat, 65lb paddler, plus cargo)

Does anyone have thoughts or experience on this, or maybe another recommendation?


Wed, 09/23/2020 - 07:21

If you send me an email at I can send you copies of the offsets for the SeaFlea.  I actually seem to have both the offsets for 11 ft and 12 ft versions as well as the 14’ SeaPup