20' Kari 3

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A Dutch client asked us to use the original KARI - 2 as a model for a craft not too much longer but capable of having a small cabin area which could take 2 or 3 bunks along with a small cooker and wc. We looked at the original section of the boat and decided that a harder bilge would be required so that she would have more initial stability and greater internal volume. We also increased the beam by 14" and carried this much closer to the waterline. This allowed us to use her form stability and to keep ballast to a minimum for easy trailing. The ballast is around 175 kg which will be fine for most estuary sailing, but she has the capability of taking more if required for offshore sailing. The steel centreplate is accommodated below the cabin sole and has it's pivot outside the hull so that there are no leaks. In this way she is very adaptable and with her outboard well and easily handled gunter rig, she makes an ideal lightweight trailer camping cruiser. The plank shapes are given for simple and quick ply/epoxy construction using 4 planks per side, but if you want to go for clinker/lapstrake construction, we can, as with all our designs, give the computer faired mould shapes. She uses 15 sheets of 9mm, 2 sheets of 12mm and 5 sheets of 4/6mm in her construction. Details are included for clinker/ply construction and an alternative lug rig.

Kari 3 Particulars

LOA 19'9" 6m
Beam 6'6" 1.95m
Hull Mid Depth 2'1" 0.63m
Draft 1'6"/3'7" 0.46/1.1m
Sail Area 176 sq.ft 16.4 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1265 lbs 575 kg
Ballast 221 lbs 100 kg
Maximum Headroom 3'8" 1.1m
Number of berths 2  
Hull Shape Round bilge with 4 planks per side
Construction Methods Clinker ply over frame, stitch and tape (frame shapes can also be used for strip plank (as above))
Major plywood requirements for hull 5 x 4mm sheets
15 x 9mm sheets
2 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use Estuary, coastal, cross channel
Drawing/Design Package 8 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Lug yawl rig alternative (standard rig is gunter main yawl with jib)
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