Replica of a Limfjord skiff, 1902
Gitte was built at the Viking Ship. Museum Training Centre in 1999 as a practice boat for course participants. The original boat was built of pine on oak in 1902 on the island of Fur. It had a well amidships for storing live fish. Skiffs were narrow, light and fast, and were used mostly for "poor man's fishing" for eels, plaice and cod using simple types of hand-held seine, lines and traps. The skiff is rigged with spritsail, foresail and topsail.
Information about Gitte
Dockyard: The Viking Ship Museum
Boatbuilder: Ture M. Møller and students from "Den Maritime Skole"
Owner: The Viking Ship Museum
Year of construction: 1999
Length: 6.60 meter (22 feet)
Width: 1.90 meter (6 feet)
Depth/draft: 0.55 meter (2 feet)
Total sail area: 22 m2
Number of oars: 4
Crew: 2 men for lines and traps, 4 men for hand-held seine
Estimated maximum speed, sail: 6 knots
Estimated maximum speed, oars: 4 knots