40' Dragon Plans
Well, this is a boat for the purely insane or totally inebriated!, and it is an example of the wide range of boat designs that we are asked to produce from clients all over the world. Basically, she is a slightly thinned and greatly stretched Waterman canoe and with her side float is designed to take 10 hefty paddlers for what is becoming a popular (if not spectacular) canoe racing event.
She can be built in 3 sections which are bolted together and the plans also show details for a simple 2 masted sailing rig which can be stored on the cross beams. She is very adaptable and the centre section can be left out producing a canoe which is 24â long rather than the full 40â. Construction is simple stitch and tape using pre-shaped ply hull panels.
Below is an example of a Scout project in the US to build and get fun from a Dragon 40 - for the full story and plenty of photos of the build click HERE.
40' Dragon Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||18 3/4"||0.48m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||235lbs||107kg|
|Narrow flat bottom plank plus 2 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Plywood Requirements||6+ sheets of 6mm|
|Guidance Use||Load carrying and race training plus sailing with ama|
|Drawing/Design Package||2 x A1 drawings plus 4 x A4 instruction sheets|