Drifter 12L Free Plans
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The Drifter 12 L is a higher performance version of the Drifter 12, with longer amas, and a taller mast. It can be paddled or sailed with as simple rig using a windsurfing mast. The sail rolls up, and is reefable to any size in seconds. The boat is steered with rudder pedals, so you hand are always free. It takes about 15 minutes to assemble, and can be car topped, or carried on a small trailer. It is very stable and easy to sail, tacks well, and is quite fast. Great for kids, or anyone to learn how to sail. The Drifter 12 L is a great way to explore rivers, bays, and lakes, and is easy to build out of plywood, weighing about 100 lbs when assembled.
--Mark Gumprecht, designer
Basic Materials list
8 sheets 1/8" mahogany plywood
4 5/8" x 1 1/2" x 12' stringers ( spruce or fir)
2 5/8" x 3/4" x 12' stringers
4 1/2" x 1/2" x 8' stringers
3 2" x 4" x 10' clear spruce or fir for beams
3/4" spruce or fir for leeboard and rudder
13 yards 50" 4 oz. fiberglass
2-3 gallons of epoxy
15' windsurfing mast
Plans consist of a single PDF file of approximately 5 megabytes. There are 41 pages of detailed instructions with 50 color photos and 10 pages of drawings.