ABOUT SKIPJACK®

HULL CONSTRUCTION —
HAND LAID FIBERGLASS

100% hand laid fiberglass hull, deck and liner, squeegeed resin application to remove all excess resin for optimum strength to weight ratio. First skin laminate is Vinylester resin to resist blistering.

SPRUCE STRINGER SYSTEM
A massive fore and aft solid spruce stringer system is encapsulated in 3 oz mat and 24 oz roving providing stiffness and strength for better offshore performance.

BULKHEADS
Two 3/4 plywood bulkheads encased in mat and roving, glassed in place from hull to floor, one forward and one aft. This method offers stiffness throughout the hull, and safety by dividing the hull below the floor into three separate compartments.

HULL-TO-DECK
The deck and liner are first bonded together with resin and mat. Second, the hull and deck are fastened together with stainless steel #10 screws nearly every 8 to retain proper height; then the entire joint is chalked with marine chalking. Third, the hull, deck and liner are mechanically fastened with 1/4 stainless steel machine screws, SS washers with SS nylon lock nuts every 8.