Designed along the lines of an old duck-hunting skiff with a few modifications, the Mud Peep has become a very tidy little vessel. Her size is alluring, just under 12 feet in length and 4 feet wide. Her generous sheer creates a delightful profile on the water. Grace and motion says it all when describing the Mud Peep under sail. She is a light, responsive, and fast enough for good transportation.

A decked design is rare in a boat this size but allows protected storage and reserve buoyancy for sailing. To this we add a sprit sail rig and leeboards for simplicity. — Sam Devlin

The Mud Peep is available in study and construction plans.

Devlin Mud Peep 12, DIY duck hunting skiff


Mud Peep Specifications

Length11 ft. – 11 in.
Beam3 ft. – 8 in.
Draft4 in.
PowerOars, Sail
Displacement83 lbs.
Max Load425 lbs.


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