12' 3" Plover Double Ended Swampscott/Surf Dory
|This design is based on a double ended version of our 12' 4" Petite Brise Swampscott dinghy.
Swampscotts as a breed usually have a narrow 'tombstone' transom making them more or less double ended (semi Swampscott dorys have a wider transom) - when they end up with a true 'sharp' aft end, they become 'surf' dorys
She can be constructed in stitch and tape or, using the building jog details given, in clinker/ply.
The Plover can be built as a pure rowing boat or with the rig - details for a daggerboard are shown but there is also room for a centreboard. She is a jaunty and attractive little boat that can take 2 or 3 sailing and 3 or 4 rowing.
Below are photos of the first Plover by Leo Jefferies - this is a clinker/ply version.
|Below is an example by Adrian Bilek|
12' 3" Plover Double Ended Swampscott/Surf Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1'6"||0.46m|
|Draft||5 3/4"/2' 11 1/2"||0.145/0.9m|
|Sail Area||68 sq.ft||6.33 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||115lbs||52kg|
|Narrow flat bottom plus 4 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape plywood|
|Major strip wood requirements for hull||6 sheets of 6 or 9mm plywood|
|Guidance Use||2-4 adults sailing and rowing - may have an outboard to one side mounted on a beam|
|Drawing/Design Package||4 x A1 drawings + 48x A4 instruction sheets|