Jiffy 22

The Jiffy 22 was first described in articles in National Fisherman, in November and December, 1993. I first designed the Jiffy 9-7 for a friend to use as a tender for his sailboat. I wondered about a new building method - why not build the skiff from the inside out, starting with a watertight deck?

The Jiffy 22 [Photo by Donald E. Spurrell]

Like the Jiffy 9-7, the Jiffy 22 requires no building jig, and no frames; you simply cut the deck to shape, add a stem and transom, and a set of fore and aft members (which I called keels, for want of a better word), and glue and screw or nail the bottom to them. The sides go on last, their flare being determined by the shape of the deck and bottom. The Jiffy 22 is suitable project for anyone with some woodworking experience.


The Jiffy 22 plans include nine sheets of drawings, showing the shapes of the hull panels, and the hull at different stages of assembly. No lofting is required; the shapes of the various parts are laid out on the plywood from which they will be made. Other drawings show foredeck and side deck construction, the outboard motor well, and construction of the cabin trunk and wheelhouse. A 32 page illustrated building manual describes each operation, and includes specifications and a list of materials.


"Soiree" is a Jiffy 22 built by Alton Lynwood French of Ashland, Alabama. Alton reports that be built the boat in two years of part-time irregular work with help from his wife Gina and son George. She is powered with a 70 HP 4-stroke Evinrude outboard, which gives 28-32 mph with a 13 pitch prop and 4-5 people aboard.

Alton used okoume plywood, clear spruce for framing, white oak for rubrails, stem facing and external cleat, and mahogany for beams. He used Sytem Three epoxy resin for gluing and sheathing with 10 oz. fiberglass cloth. He tows "Soiree" behind his small motor home on a tandem axle Pacific galvanized trailer.

Alton reports that he and his family are very pleased with the boat and her performance and handling. "Soiree" won First Place honors for the Powerboat Division at the Pirate's Cove Wooden Boat Show in May 2000, so they have plenty of reasons to be proud of their efforts.

WHAT YOU CAN ORDER: (Click on Boat Design and Prices Page and Order Form || Shipping costs are given on the Order Form)

    Includes blueline drawing and booklet describing all the Jiffy designs and their construction. Shipping costs are given on the Order Form

  • PLANS:
    Drawings and building manual. $165.00 + P&H. Shipping costs are given on the Order Form

    The epoxy kit comes from System Three Resins, and provides you with all the resin, hardener, fiberglass cloth, additives, measuring pumps, brushes, rollers, and other items that you will need.

    Plywood packages include all the plywood listed in the building manual. They come from World Panel Products, Inc., Riviera Beach, Florida. Three types of plywood are available; meranti, okoume, and sapele. All are high quality, marine grade plywood. Please call for details.

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