This new design is based on the Mark 1 single chine version of the Rhum 11'6" general purpose dinghy. The original Rhum has been extended by 12" which gives more space for her to be fitted out as a proper camping dinghy with space for a sleeping area and a simple boom tent.
Construction uses the simple stitch and tape technique with plywood frames and dividers stitched in place before being epoxy filleted. She uses a pivoted centreboard and the rudder blade pivots enabling her to traverse very shallow waters.
For family sailing she uses a boomless sprit rig and she has plenty of room for floatation and/or stowage.
Rhum 12.5 Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1' 9 3/4"||0.55m|
|Sail Area||71.4 sq.ft||6.64 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||120lbs||54.42kg|
|Hull Shape||V bottom single chine with 2 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||5-6 sheets of 6mm plus 1 sheet of 9mm exterior or marine plywood|
|Guidance Use||4 adults for rowing/motoring - 2 adults for sailing|
|Drawing/Design Package||4 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction sheets|