This is a very simple 11’6’’x5’ ‘V’ bottomed dinghy for general purpose use. Her ‘V’ bottom and 5’ beam gives her both stability and a good turn of speed under both oars and sails. She can be built as a pure rowing/outboard motor dinghy for fishing or use as a tender or she can be fitted out as a sailing dinghy. The rig and daggerboard can be fitted after she has first been constructed as a rowing boat and the standard rig is the gunter which enables the spars to fit inside the length of the hull for easy trailing. Construction is based upon the stitch and tape method and she can be put together in under 30 hours using just 4 sheets of 6mm exterior ply for the rowing version with an additional sheet required for the sailing version. Weight is around 90 lbs.
Rhum 11'6" Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1' 9 3/4"||0.55m|
|Sail Area||43 sq.ft||4.02 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||90lbs||40.8kg|
|Hull Shape||V bottom with 3 planks per side (Mk 2)|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||4 sheets of 6mm exterior or marine plywood|
|Guidance Use||3 adults for rowing/motoring - 2 adults for sailing|
|Drawing/Design Package||4 x A1 drawings (incl. plank shapes for Mark 1 and 2 versions) + 5 x A4 instruction sheets
Drawings now include details for an alternative balanced lug rig.