Rhum 11'6" Plans

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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.


Above: the plans include details for a balanced lug rig.

Rhum 11'6" Particulars

LOA 11'6" 3.5m
Beam 5' 1.52m
Hull Mid Depth 1' 9 3/4" 0.55m
Draft 7 1/2"/3'2" 0.19/0.96m
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.
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