4M Mini Yacht Plans
At just over 13' length, the 4m Mini Yacht has 2 berths and space for a portable wc inside plus large areas for stowage or floatation.
She has a daggerboard type keel with a steel core and lead bulb which is bolted in place for sailing but which can be raised using the main halyard for easy trailing.
Construction is based on a ply framework consisting of ply bulkheads and a ply fore and aft girder which incorporates the keel box. The planks can then be fitted and finished using the simple stitch and tape method for the chine seams.
4m Mini Yacht Particulars
|LOA||13' 1 1/2"||4.00m|
|Hull Mid Depth||2' 9 1/2"||0.85m|
|Sail Area||128 sq.ft||11.9 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||992 lbs||450 kg|
|Ballast||300 lbs||135 kg|
|Hull Shape||Flat narrow bottom plus 3 planks per side|
|Construction Methods||Stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||16 x 6mm sheets
6 x 9mm sheets
|Guidance Use||Inland, estuary and coastal for 2 adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||6 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|