envisioned this boat to be a gentlemen's day sailer...a comfortable
boat with sprightly performance. This is a displacement hull with
clean waterlines. It has enough sail area to ghost along in light
air; yet when a hard puff hits it is not overpowered. You simply
hike out a little and enjoy the ride.
this boat is built with heavier scantlings, the Kevlar has been
deleted. The backbone is configured to offer a lapstrake plywood
option at a later date.
"vee" plywood bottom section contributes to the stiffness
of the hull and provides a good measure of abrasion resistance.
A Dacron skin is applied in two pieces from gunwale to gunwale,
joined under the outer keel rub guard. It is stuck to the plywood
with tough Zip-guard varnish filled with epoxy for rough beach landings.
keeping with the slightly heavier scantlings, the Dacron skin can
be beefed up with a number of options: A double Dacron skin, an
added layer of 18 oz. double Vinyl Polyester laminate, or a painted
on rubberized elastomeric plastic that is thick and tough.
multiple chines contribute to a good looking lapstrake appearing
hull. The Dacron deck is light weight and provides a large volume
of dry storage. It is framed with supports that go to the bottom,
tying the whole structure together with incredible stiffness.
carbon fiber wind surfer mast is fitted with a PVC section luff
groove. Eye straps are secured with Kevlar to attach the standing
This hull would be a good choice to add an electric trolling motor
and do some interesting river exploring. The light weight bare hull
is a real cinch to load on a small Dinghy trailer.