20 ft River Cruiser Pedal Boat "Blue Skies", Design #92

This is another long-distance small boat. Bill Hayward built his "Blue Skies" from this plan and took her from the Milk River in Alberta to the Missouri, and down the Mississippi. He pedaled along the Gulf coast to Florida and up the Intracoastal Waterway to New York, then on up the Hudson River to the St. Lawrence. He eventually ended his journey in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after travelling for eighteen months. At the price of some mechanical complexity, pedal driven boats offer remarkable efficiency. This one has proved itself capable of sustained hard usage.

Photos of the finished boat may be found here.

Construction: strip planked

Length: 20 ft 0 in
Beam: 3 ft 4 in
Depth amidships:1 ft 4.5 in
Weight: 250 lbs
Building time: 500 hours
Skill level: intermediate


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20 ft River Cruiser Pedal Boat "Blue Skies", Design #92
20 ft River Cruiser Pedal Boat "Blue Skies", Design #92 20 ft River Cruiser Pedal Boat "Blue Skies", Design #92 20 ft River Cruiser Pedal Boat "Blue Skies", Design #92