40' Dragon Plans

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Printed plans shipped from Great Britain


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 24’ long rather than the full 40’. 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

LOA 40' 12.2m
Beam 28" 0.71m
Hull Mid Depth 18 3/4" 0.48m
Approx. Dry Weight 235lbs 107kg
Approx. Capacity 2250lbs 1020kg

Hull Shape

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

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