What did it cost to build Sea Shadow?

How she looked at the beginning of April

How she looked at the beginning of April

THE KIT
The St Ayles Skiff Kit including shipping, handling and HST sales tax
$3,550 

LUMBER (please see SCR website for material dimensions and quantity)
The building frame was constructed of 2 sheets of 5/8” spuce plywood, cut into strips and laminated
The hog was one piece of Douglas fir
Stems, keel, cox seat, breasthooks and tiller handle were white oak
Ash wood was used for the inside and outside gunnels plus the spacer blocks
Floorboards were made of Western red cedar planned to 5/8” thick
Note: U.S. kit includes rudder and thwarts
$500

EPOXY
Two gallons of West System epoxy
Additives included 403 Microfibers Adhesive Filler and 410 Microlight Fairing Filler
Other supplies: pumps, acetone, mixing pots, disposable brushes, gloves, masks
$550

PAINT & VARNISH
One gallon Interlux Brightside Primer (not quite enough for two coats, inside and out)
Two quarts of Brightside One-Part Polyurethane (two coats outside)
One quart Brightside One-Part Polyurethane and one quart flattening agent (two coats inside)
Two quarts Sikkens Cetol Marine Natural Finish (lots left over for next year’s touch-up)
Other supplies: sanding disks, sandpaper, brushes, thinners, tape
$525

FITTINGS and FASTENERS
Permanent silicon bronze screws were used at each plank end, cox seat slats, floorboards and along the removable outer gunnel. A few stainless bolts were used to attach rudder fittings, tiller, footstretchers and bow eye.
Stainless rudder fittings (Holt Allen 3/8″ pintles and RWO strap gudgeons) and a bow eye
$325

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Bow and stern lines, fenders, safety kit, trailer tie down straps, flag, etc.
$275

OARS and OARLOCKS
Five carbon Macon sweep oars and Concept2 oarlocks
Donated

TOTAL COST TO BUILD SEA SHADOW
$5,725

LABOUR
It took 5 months and appoximately 800 – 1,000 hours to complete the boat and trailer.

Our custom designed trailer

Our custom designed trailer

TRAILER
We were very fortunate to have the expertise and equipment to build our own trailer.
Cost includes: spare tire and swivel jack
$1,100 (material costs)

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August Agenda

On Picton Bay

On Picton Bay

This month is all about promoting the boat with the hope of having a sister ship built this coming winter. Getting people out on the water and letting them experience first hand the fun of rowing such a fine craft is proving to be very successful. Weather conditions don’t hamper the enthusiasm. Last week we rowed into Picton harbour on a beautiful day, sunny, warm and a light breeze. Yesterday, on South Bay, the winds were gusting to up to 26 knots with a two foot chop, which only added to the excitement.

On South Bay

On South Bay

Getting ready to launch

Getting ready to launch