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7'9" Ariel Plans

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The Ariel pram dinghy was originally designed for Joseph Thompson & Co. Ltd., for them to produce in kit form to promote their Cedar Speed Strip product. Speed Strip is still available from them but they are no longer producing the kits and the plans, with full size mould shapes are now available from ourselves. The Ariel was based upon our Skylark 8 multi-chine pram dinghy which has proven very successful as a tender, small sailing dinghy and car toppable fishing dinghy. For those wanting to build a strip planked craft either because they want a small boat or for those who want to try the strip plank construction method before tackling something bigger, the Ariel is ideal. Although conceived basically as a rowing or motoring dinghy, we can give details for the rudder, daggerboard and simple lug rig off one of our other pram dinghy designs.

7'9" Ariel Particulars

LOA 7'9" 2.36m
Beam 4'2" 1.26m
Hull Mid Depth 1'5" 0.43m
Draft 5"/2'8" 0.13/0.82m
Sail Area 44 sq.ft 4.1 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 60lbs 27.2kg
Hull Shape Round bilge with pram bow
Construction Method Strip plank
Major strip wood requirements for hull 790 ' of 3/8" x 13/16" (240 m of 8x20) Cedar Strip
Guidance Use 2 adults rowing/motoring - 1 adult sailing
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 drawings (incl. full-size mould shapes) + 12 x A4 instruction sheets

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