|Weight exc. outboard||100 kg||220 lbs|
|Outboard||1.5-2.25 kw||2-3 hp|
|Capacity 4 persons||285 kg||630 lbs|
Design No. 037 – 3.200m (10'6") gaff sailing dinghy
The rig is a high-peak gaff mailsail and a small jib. The spars are easy to make and the instructions lead you through this process simply and thoroughly. The dinghy is stable and fun to sail; she rows extremely well and handles nicely under outboard.
The hull is constructed on three pre-built units: The transom and aft thwart assembly, the mid thwart assembly and the forward thwart assembly.
This makes the boat very easy to build and once the three units are built, they are set up on a simple jig for planking and completion. This process gives fast, easy and very accurate construction, using minimum space in the early stages.
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In addition to simplifying and speeding up construction and producing excellent structural strength, the thwart assemblies also provide built-in permanent buoyancy should the dinghy be flooded or capsized.
The boat is built using WEST™ system (or equivalent epoxy system) boat-building epoxies. The construction gives high structural strength and rigidity, with light weight – suitable to be car-topped. The boat can be clear finished (varnished) or she can be painted. In either case you will have a long-lasting low-maintenance structure, so you’ll spend you time having fun with the boat rather than maintaining it.
The pictures below show the Transom and Aft Thwart Assembly; the Forward Thwart Assembly; the three units set up to laminate the stem and backbone; and the three assemblies in the completed hull.
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