Doryman Melonseed Design
Doryman's Winter Project, 2011-12
A marine plywood version of the historical Melonseed or Jersey Skiff from the Delaware River estuary, circa, the late nineteenth century.

This is an original design and the boat depicted in this build is the prototype.

One of the first modern reproductions of this 1880's New Jersey gunning skiff was drawn by Howard Chapelle. The design proved to be a favorite daysailer and has been praised by contemporary sailors as a responsive sailing performer, handy under oars, and just plain beautiful.
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