Thalas 16 Plans

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The length of the American Whitehall of the 19th century was between 13' and 23'. The 16' was the most typical length and the boats were built for 2 or 3 rowers. As with the THALAS 13', also in this case the classical boat has been re-elaborated to make the design of our boat coherent with the different method of construction, but the seating arrangement of the rowers has been maintained and the boat is also suitable for one, two or three rowers. It is a fast boat, easy to handle and pleasant to sail. We have also foreseen a centreboard, thanks to which - although the boat was studied for rowing and the sail had just an auxiliary function - performance with a sail is satisfactory, also when sailing close to the wind, due to the fine waterlines and low weight. Obviously, stability is different from that of a real sailing dinghy and so the sail has a smaller size so that it may also be kept with relatively strong winds. The construction of the THALAS 16' is simple and fast.

Length 4.88m
deck beam 1.25m
displacement 45/50kg
sail area
sprit sail 4.00 m2
bermuda sail 3.25 m2

Designer: Paolo Lodigiani
Chine hull, Stitch&Glue construction
Building Skills: amateur

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