SailNet Community - View Single Post - Dinghy Plans
Thread: Dinghy Plans
View Single Post
post #16 of Old 07-05-2012
Barquito
Barquito
 
Barquito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,256
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Dinghy Plans

Quote:
I built a dinghy last year (stitch and glue). Just about 8' long. Rows great and sails well too. Here is a link to my "building blog". It was a fun project, but probably not any less expensive (overall) than a fair RIB.

I've got a 27' Catalina. I do have room to put it up on the foredeck, but it's HUGE looking and acting up there. No single-handed deck-sweeping tacks with the big genoa though.

Usually I tow it, or put on davits on the stern.
Looks like the D4. Free plans are availble on the interweb. That was my first dinghy project. I was amazed how stable those things are. You can stand on the very outboard edge of the seat without any problems. I think, in order to heave good stability, the trick is to make sure the beam is no less than about 3'8". Mine ended up being too heavy, however.

Bristol 27
Cirque
Barquito is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome