Eager Beaver

In Festival Boats 2018

Simmons Sea Skiff, 22 footer. Powered by 90 hp Suzuki outboard. Built to plans, but, with my tweaking, Eager Beaver is at 23 feet. I included a cuddy cabin with horizontal 6 feet 6 inch interior, but low ceiling. Added three-sided ‘hardtop’ to protect occupants in helm area. Curved handrail on top is unique – a ‘one of a kind’, but patterned after one seen on a commercial build by Life Proof Boats (with their permission). Lapstrake hull. All wood above the chine is MDO plywood. Double thick (3/4″) bottom. Non-skid areas use crushed walnut shells. All fasteners, cleats, chocks, Samson post, are silicon bronze. Tall transom adorned aft with four foot wide ‘coastal native style carving’ of a beaver. Boat is painted bright orange/black trim, as it reflects both the ‘beaver’ name, and my university roots at Oregon State. Name EAGER BEAVER comes from my dad always encouraging me as a young boy to be an ‘eager beaver’. Build began fall 2013, and is completed by summer of 2018.