The Stornoway 9 is the first of a new class of dinghies which incorporate firm bilges and moderately full transoms needed to carry loads safely and to give good sailing qualities without dragging a large transom through the water.
The plank shapes have been computer generated for simple stitch and epoxy construction and to make her eye sweet, she has 5 planks per side in addition to a narrow hog plank which greatly simplifies construction. She uses 3 sheets of 6mm ply for her hull and the sail rig can be added later. The bow shape can be modified to suit but a traditional stem shape is shown on the drawings.
Stornoway 9 Particulars
|Beam (2 versions)||4'2" and 4'6"||1.26m and 1.37m|
|Hull Mid Depth||1' 6 1/2"||0.47m|
|Sail Area||43 sq.ft||4 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||90lbs||41 kg|
|Hull Shape||Multi-chine with 5 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape - moulds/jig also given for clinker ply|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||3 sheets of 6mm exterior or marine plywood|
|Drawing/Design Package||7 x A1 drawings plus 6 x A4 instruction sheets - centreboard and daggerboard details given plus lug, cat gaff main and gunter with jib rigs|