Archive for September, 2016

Building a Skiff in London, or needing help elsewhere?

Since this year’s Great River Race on the Thames, we have had new interest in building St Ayles skiffs for competing in next year’s race, and hopefully other skiffie events in the UK, Ireland, and Netherlands.

One of the problems in London is finding a place to build a skiff, and out of the GRR came an offer from John’s Boat Works on Lots Ait at Brentford. This boatyard offers build space and help and advice from John Watson or boatbuilder Jonathan Davies. There are power tools available for rent on site.

If you are considering a St Ayles build elsewhere in England, Jonathan Davies is an experienced boatbuilder who has assisted others in building very similar designs to the St Ayles and is willing to travel around Southern England to give advice on site and assist as required. He can be contacted on 07925 122003 or

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