Drifter 16 Free Plans

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The Drifter 16 is a larger version of the Drifter 14, and is designed for one or two people. It can be paddled or sailed with a simple rig using a windsurfing mast. It can be car topped, or carried on small trailer. It is easy to sail, tacks well, and is very stable. Because you steer the boat with your feet, your hands are always free. It's a great boat for exploring protected rivers and bays, or for camp cruising for one person, with plenty of storage for gear. It is easy to build out of plywood, and weighs about 130 lbs.

--Mark Gumprecht, designer


Basic Materials list

  • 12 sheets 1/8" mahogany plywood
  • 8 1/2" x 1/2" x 13' stringers ( spruce or fir )
  • 4 5/8" x 1 1/2" x 16' stringers
  • 2 5/8" x 1" x 16' stringers
  • 3/4" spruce or fir for rudder and leeboard (can be glued together out of strips)
  • 3 2" x 5" x 11' 6" medium density spruce or fir for beams
  • 3 1/2 gallons of epoxy
  • 20 yds 50" 4 oz. fiberglass
  • 1 16' or 17' windsurfing mast

Plans consist of a single PDF file of approximately 5 megabytes. There are 62 pages of detailed instructions with 53 color photos and 12 pages of drawings.

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