Simplicity 8 Classic Plans

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The Simplicity 8 Classic is modified version of the original Simplicity 8 which was designed for simple stitch and tape construction. In this case, the drawings for the Classic version show details for her to be built using the ply over frame method. A framework consisting of the transoms, centre frame and moulds are set up on a strongback and hog, chine and gunwale stringers added - the ply hull skin is then fitted over size and trimmed to suit. LOA 7'9" (2.36m); Beam 4' (1.23m); Approx. wht. 65 lbs (30 kg).

Simplicity 8 Classic Particulars

LOA 7'9" 2.36m
Beam 4' 1.23m
Hull Mid Depth 1'5" 0.43m
Draft 5"/2'8" 0.13/0.82m
Sail Area 44 sq.ft 4.1 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 65lbs 30kg
Hull Shape V bottom single chine
Construction Method Ply over frame
Major plywood requirements for hull 2 1/2 sheets of 6mm plywood
Guidance Use 2 adults rowing/motoring - 1 adult sailing
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 10 x A4 instruction sheets

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