Simplicity 8 Plans

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This is a very simple but pretty single chine 'V' bottom dinghy designed for use as a tender, fishing boat, or with her simple lug rig, as a sail trainer for your children. Length is 7'9" (2.36m); Beam 4' (1.23m); Weight approx. 55 lbs (25 kg). Construction is ultra simple and uses the stitch and tape process - so very quickly you will have a large 8' dinghy at low cost which will be very easily car topped. Construction time for the hull is approx. 25-30 hours.

Simplicity 8 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 55lbs 25kg
Hull Shape V bottom single chine
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 2 sheets of 6mm and 1/2 sheet of 9mm exterior or marine plywood
Guidance Use 2 adults rowing/motoring - 1 adult sailing
Drawing/Design Package 16 x A4 sheets of drawings and instructions

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