Again following the North American theme of solid working craft that are sadly no longer with us we have in the Acorn a sweet little craft which, with modern materials and methods, is easily built. Originally designed for carrying small cargoes she has, like her ancestors bags of carrying capacity and plenty of stability both fore and aft and transversely. She is the perfect tender for the larger boat or a safe estuary cruiser and fishing boat. Whilst a replica in shape, she uses modern building technology and with a double thickness bottom uses just over 5 sheets of 1/4ââ ply.
Below is an example by Peter Lawson initially using a Mirror 11 mainsail.
Acorn 11'6" Garvie Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1'4"||0.4m|
|Sail Area||57 sq.ft||5.3 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||75 lbs||34 kg|
|Hull Shape||Flat bottom, single chine, garvie bow|
|Construction Method||Ply on frame and stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||5 1/2 sheets of 6mm exterior or marine plywood|
|Guidance Use||2 adults sailing - 3 adults rowing/motoring|
|Drawing/Design Package||2 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 sheets of instruction sheets|