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Traditional gaff rigged day-boat

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Hull length / waterline 4.46 / 4.06 m   Sail area 14.3 m²  
Breadth / waterline 1.68 / 1.46 m   Outboard motor 4 hp  
Draught 0.25 / 0.86 m   Design category / Crew C3 / D4  
Light weight clinker / Strip planked 350 / 390 kg   Building time with kit 500 hours

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Beg-Meil is a traditional day-boat, gaff sloop rigged, just like many that existed in the old days. It is elegant and seaworthy with its half-deck and varnished wood coamings. A steel pivoting centreboard (40 kg) provides stability and performance. She could be used as a day boat, in the style of old dinghies. You can sail alone, or with a crew of 3 and even 4. She is planked over plywood bulkheads, either with wooden strips or marine plywood lapstrakes. The lapstrake or clinker-built version is easier to build.

Launching and recovering from a trailer is effortless.

Hull shapes are the same as Ilur. Ilur is a reference sail and oars boat, with more than 1000 plans already sold. The first Beg-Meil, named Pepito, was launched in Carnac in July 2005. She was built by the amateur builder Benoit Brabant using a kit supplied by Icarai. See our photo album. Many others are sailing or under construction.

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