SkimmerEric Dow posted this photo of SKIMMER, a recently-built Haven 12-1/2 with electric auxiliary propulsion, on his Eric Dow Boatshop Facebook page.

Dow noted, “We made the rudder out of three separate sheets of plywood, took apart a trolling motor and glued the post and propeller in the middle of the three. The wiring for the battery and controls were run through the transom and sit inside the cockpit.”

See the 2010 Small Boats Annual for WoodenBoat School Director Rich Hilsinger’s review of the Haven 12 1/2 design.

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