Classic tender with sail, clinker plywood built
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Hull length / waterline
2.77 / 2.58 m
Breadth / waterline
1.32 / 1.18 m
Light weight hull / rigged
Small classic tender, clinker plywood built
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Hull length / waterline
2.30 / 2.16 m
Breadth / waterline
1.20 / 1.07 m
Bigger - Better - More Stable
The new Unicat 2.8. You asked for it and it's finally here. This is not just a lengthened 2.4, it's a completely new hull, designed from the ground up with more stability, better performance, and better looks.
7'2" (219cm) Long - 40" (102cm) Wide - 16" (40cm) High.
7'2" (219cm) Long - 24" (60cm) Wide - 10" (25cm) High.
Basic boat from 18 kilos (39lbs)
Three adults or 225 kilos...
Designed for a client who wanted a simple stackable fishing dinghy which he could easily carry himself, the Doracle uses just 2 sheets of 4, 5 or 6mm ply. She may be built in 2 pieces with the forward piece stacked inside the aft section. The 2 halves...
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'Trixie' began as an idea for a small and simple to build plywood tender, able to get out to a mooring with two or three on board, that was very light, incorporated wheels to enable transport to the slipway, was...
Designed for a boat owner who wanted to fit his eight meter "yacht" with a rigid tender, the PRAM 220 has the minimum dimensions to be used safely for this type of task, maintaining at the same time a boat appearance and not that of a floating box...
The design for the Surf 8 started with the need for a small dinghy that would have pretensions to be a small multi role dayboat - an excellent sailing craft, motor boat and still be easily car toppable.
Taking the Skylark...
What makes the Stasha special?Stasha is the World's lightest nesting dinghy. It's also lovely to look at. Launching a Stasha should only take a moment but by the time you have answered all the questions from amazed spectators it may be getting dark.Not...
There is now a sail supplement available for this boat HERE
A SIMPLE TWO-PART MODULAR BOAT THAT CAN BENESTED AND EASILY STORED ON-BOARD,OR IN AN RV, SUV, TRUCK and GARAGE.
Only 5 feet long for transport.
INTENDED AS A BRING-ALONG TENDER OR...
Weight in deck stow mode
25 kilos (55lbs)
Weight fully assembled
30 kilos (66lbs)
This design is a departure from what I had told myself about not working on any more short boats. Most people are looking for a boat...
This dinghy was developed from our Skylark Mk 2 series of pram dinghies. The dinghy retains the flat, rockered bottom panel and the side panels are round bilge in shape and are either cold moulded or strip planked over the moulds which are drawn full...
Click HERE for Full Size Patterns (PDF file) for Unicat 2.4
The Unicat 2.4 is a multipurpose dinghy for use as a tender, fishing boat, or general messing about on the water. Stitch and tape construction provides a boat which is light, durable, low...
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Our tides here run to 10 or 12 ft, which means that little Spook has to be anchored out in close to 20 ft of water at high tide in order to not be aground at low tide.
Spook, my 18ft gaff sloop lives on a...
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Designs come about in all sorts of ways, and this one was more unusual than most. My friend Marcus had been "sorting out" his 19ft long ferro cement Donovan designed keeler and had extracted a casual...
6'2" (188cm) Long - 40" (102cm) Wide - 16" (40cm) High.
6'2" (188cm) Long - 24" (60cm) Wide - 10" (25cm) High.
Basic boat from 15 kilos (33lbs)
Two adults or 150 kilos (330lbs)
Vole evolved from WeeVee. She is a lot less extreme in the deep V department, but more extreme in the beam. In particular Vole should be a lot better as a knockabout sailer.Vole is a large dink. In particular Vole is short enough to be called a dink but...
A nesting dinghy for your yacht
Plans for this dinghy consist of two A0 (44"x33")sheets and one A1 (33"x22") sheet and detailed building instructions.
L.O.A. 3.08 m (10' 1")
Beam 1.43 m (4' 8")
Sail area 5.20 m2 (56 sqft)
Origami 8also see Origami 6
Folded: 8' (2.4m) Long - 18" (45cm) Wide - 4" (10cm) High.Assembled: 8' (2.4m) Long - 40" (100cm) Wide - 16" (40cm) High.Weight: From 20 kilos (42lbs)Carrying capacity: Three adults or 220kilos (490lbs)Max outboard...
I think I built WeeVee in 1993. I still have the original. A DEEP V DINK...I had done several flat bottomed and multichined boats by the time I was thinking of WeeVee and wanted some first hand experience with a V bottom. I decided to go with a small...
Multi-purpose, can be rowed, motored or sailed and is light enough for one person to lift on and off the family car or yacht.
Simple stitch and glue construction, it can be built with the minimum of tools, no previous boatbuilding experience and in...
The Bocar 8 is born out of a wish to get even! A couple of years ago I was asked to design a 6' dinghy which would form the lid of a car roof box. I duly did this but received no Royalties - the product featured on two TV programs in the UK, died a...
Moby Dink was one of my first projects. I built and used the prototype for a few years before selling it to a man who uses it to tend his farm pond. If I were to do this one again I wouldn't change the hull at all but would try the small lateen that I...
After many requests, I have designed the new Unicat 2.4 - S, A sailing version of the popular Unicat 2.4 dinghy.
For Full Sized Patterns for Unicat 2.4S, Click HERE
Designed to be simple, practical, and fast, the 2.4-S retains all the features of the...
Several years ago I was asked by PJS Boats to draw up a modified Highlander 16 dayboat with a real seagoing jaunty sheer and plenty of stability to take a powerful rig. The Westray 16 was born and later they asked me to design a smaller dinghy in...
Slam Dink was presented earlier this year as a prototype design and was quickly built by the Moffitt gang in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Here Sean and Lauren contemplate boatbuilding on a picnic table:Slam is a pretty straight forward building job from two...
7ft 7-1/4in x 4ft 2-1/2in x 6in Stripped weight approximately 30kg/66lbs
Alby was designed primarily to meet the requirements of a high-capacity tender. The world is full of designs for 7-1/2 foot Prams, and you wouldn't think that there was a need for...
Pepita was designed in 1979 by Joe Dobler, a small boat designer from Manhattan Beach, California to requirements from Justin Pipkorn. Justin built and used the first version for several years. Joe redesigned the boat to make the planking easier and...
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I knew the voice on the phone, Twenty five years ago that voice had tried to convince me that A+B=C! And not only that, but he'd also informed me that if I were to flick another rubber band in class...