Design No. 037
Design 037
LOA 3.200m 10'6"
LWL 2.767m 9'0⅞"
Beam 1.400m 4'7⅛"
Main area 5.155m² 55.49ft²
Jib area 1.974m² 21.25ft²
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

Design 037
Design 037 is round bilge construction with epoxy-ply lapstrake planking. We thoroughly reccomend this design to get you on the water fast in a real boat, with a traditional look and feel.

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.

Neil Edwards, a builder of Design 037: I never would have thought I could build my own boat ... following your designs and instructions and doing one thing at a time made it all possible ... thank you for all your support ...

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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