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The term skiff is applied to various river craft, but a skiff is typically a small flat-bottomed open boat with a pointed bow and square stern. Although originally used mainly by fishermen, they are today primarily leisure craft. They usually hold either one person or, more commonly, three (two scullers and a coxswain). The Murray River in Australia. ... Some pleasure craft boats in a harbor in Miami Beach, Florida. ... The bow is the foremost point of the hull of a ship or boat: the point that is ahead when the vessel is underway. ... Aft of the Soleil Royal, by Jean Bérain the Elder. ... Categories: Stub ... The GB coxless pair of Toby Garbett & Rick Dunn at Henley Royal Regatta 2004. ... The coxswain (pronounced cox-ən; often called the cox) is the person in charge of a boat, particularly its navigation and steering. ...

A classic flat-bottom skiff in Maine.
A classic flat-bottom skiff in Maine.

Many modern skiffs do carry a small outboard motor and have a center-console hull design, with a blunt bow, a flat bottom and a square stern. They are relatively inexpensive compared to skiboats or bass boats, and are common "working" boats, filling such jobs as ferrying passengers from the shore to a larger vessel, or employed by crab trappers. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1588 KB) Summary {{Information| |Description = Maine skiff |Source = self-made |Date = 12 Jun, 2006 |Author = Bradley grillo |Permission = picture of a skiff Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1588 KB) Summary {{Information| |Description = Maine skiff |Source = self-made |Date = 12 Jun, 2006 |Author = Bradley grillo |Permission = picture of a skiff Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... An outboard motor is a propulsion system for boats. ... Supfamilies See text Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short tail (Greek: brachy = short, ura = tail), or where the abdomen is entirely hidden under the thorax. ...


The word has a complicated etymology: it comes from the Middle English skif, which derives from the Old French esquif, which in turn derives from the Old Italian schifo, which is itself of Germanic origin. The word is related to ship. Middle English is the name given by historical linguistics to the diverse forms of the English language spoken between the Norman invasion of 1066 and the mid-to-late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the... Old French is a term sometimes used to refer to the langue doïl, the continuum of varieties of Romance language spoken in territories corresponding roughly to the northern half of modern France and parts of Belgium and Switzerland during the period roughly from 1000 to 1300 A.D... Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, usually with multiple decks. ...


Skiffs were once very common on the River Thames in England and featured in the famous book about a journey up the Thames in a skiff, Three Men in a Boat. The Thames (pronounced []) is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. ...


The term "skif" or "skif dank" is also a term often used in stoner cliques to relate the opinion that something is good, or of high quality.


Skiff are also high performance sailing dinghies. Examples include: 29er, 49er, 18 footer, musto skiff, and International 14. The 29er is a skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite and first produced in 1998. ... 49er With Its Asymetric Spinnaker The 49er is a newer one-design class of small sailing dinghy. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and conform with our NPOV policy, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The International 14 is a racing sailing dinghy is an ultralight dual trapeze boat with large sail area. ...



The Central American version of a skiff is generally called a 'Panga'. The form probably originated from skiffs brought to the region by North American sport-fishers. They form the backbone of the small-scale fishing effort in the region.


Usually between 19 and 28 feet in length, with capacities ranging from 1 to 5 tons. Usually powered by outboard motors of between 45hp and 200hp, they are planing hulls capable of speeds in excess of 35 knots. A Musto Skiff, planing on a fast reach A planing boats hull skims across the surface of the water rather than pushing through the water in the way a traditional displacement hull works. ...


The hulls are made of Fiberglass or FRP, heavily reinforced by numerous bulkheads and usually have bow and stern enclosed flotation compartments. Bundle of fiberglass Fiberglass or fibreglass is material made from extremely fine fibers of glass. ... Bulkhead may refer to the following Bulkhead (partition), a wall within the hull of a ship, vehicle or container Bulkhead (barrier) Bulkhead line This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The bow is the foremost point of the hull of a ship or boat: the point that is ahead when the vessel is underway. ... Aft of the Soleil Royal, by Jean Bérain the Elder. ... Flotation is a method for the separation of mixtures. ...


In the hands of an experienced operator they are extremely seaworthy. Most pangas have a working life of between 5 to 10 years if properly maintained.


Most Pangas are made in factories located near major commercial fishing areas. La Reforma, Sinaloa, is the center of Pacific Mexico's manufacturing effort and is home to two of Mexico's most respected panga manufacturers: El Morro and Reformania Vega. A typical panga costs about $6,000. Fishing industry is the commercial activity of fishing and producing fish and other seafood products. ... Sinaloa is the name of a city, a municipality and a state in Mexico. ...


External links

  • Thames Skiff Hire - pictures of Thames skiffs
  • 49er skiff
  • 29er skiff
  • Mexican Pangas

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