Skiff Model

FullSizeRender (1)2 September 2016

Clive Radley writes:

Many years ago I purchased a model of a skiff at a well-known shop by the river at Shepperton. I would like to know the approximate year when the actual skiff was built. Perhaps a HTBS reader would be able to inform me?

The model is 59 cm long and 9.5 cm max width.

Please write a comment, or send the information to HTBS editor,

at gbuckhorn – at – gmail – dot – com

Thank you!


  1. No idea on date I am afraid, but I notice that the thole pins are offset, as if for sweep rowing. I don’t recall ever seeing an actual skiff built that way. However, the model blades are clearly sculling blades (note the handles).

    “Modern” racing skiffs are all built to a common early 20th century design, with pairs of thole pins for sculling, this is clearly something different. It may be worth contacting the Thames Traditional Boat Society.

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