The Medway Doble was drawn up for Mr. John Lidstone who, having already built one of our Highlander dayboats, wanted a lightweight, car toppable craft of double ended shape suitable for river and estuary rowing and sailing. She has plenty of room for a family and can be used for both beach camping and fishing. Her small transom can take an outboard hung over and behind the rudder which has a tiller that comes up through a hole in the transom. This neat arrangement allows the tiller to be used without interference from the outboard. There are also fore and aft decks with space under for storage or buoyancy. The construction is based upon 4 1/2 sheets of 6mm (1/4ââ) ply using the stitch and tape method from pre-shaped hull panels.
As with all our drawings, full details are given for the sails and spars.
Medway Doble 12'6" Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1'7 1/2"||0.5m|
|Sail Area||77 sq.ft||7.16 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||95lbs||43kg|
|Hull Shape||Multi-chine with 3 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||4 1/2 sheets of 6mm exterior or marine plywood|
|Guidance Use||2-3 adults for rowing - 2 adults for sailing|
|Drawing/Design Package||2 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction sheets|