I've been meaning to post this for weeks, but idleness, sloth, work and the surprise arrival of spring and its associated need to go rowing a lot have prevented blogging. Sorry.
Anyway, the wonderful Duckworks Magazine had a link to this video from Offcenterharbor.com, a membership site with videos for boatbuilders. It extolls the virtues of flat-bottomed skiffs as harbour messabouts, with their ability to run the bow up a beach so you can get in without getting your feet wet, simplicity, strength and lots of other things. I really like the idea of protecting the top of the stem with the heel off an old welly boot.
But, of course, I am already a fan of flat-bottomed boats. Remember Nessy?