Jolly Boat Builds



Todd Coppinger

Marietta, GA


This was one of the most enjoyable boats that I\‘ve built. I used brown birch over red oak, with poplar rockers. I wanted to do lapstrake planking and used mainly hand tools (chisel and spokeshave) to build it. The boat is very sturdy, 4 of my boys piled in it. I also had it in the pool with one of my kids before I put the rockers on it.

The plans were very good. I was surprised how building this little boat was similar to my 14\’ skiff.