Yacht Tender style of dinghy has been designed with very rounded
and full lines to provide adequate load carrying capacity for very small
dinghies. It has a greater amount of freeboard for the length than the
Classic Dinghy and the sheerline is not quite as pronounced.
The Yacht Tender
With a flatter sheerline this hull will be very easy
to carry on the deck of your cruiser turned upside down. Also, it's
light weight will make it easy to use with or without davits. It is a
general purpose design that will perform very well for rowing and sailing
or with a small long shaft outboard motor.
This dinghy has a beautiful rounded hull shape that
will be easy to build and will be very functional for use as a Yacht
Although originally designed as a nine footer, these hull
lines are suitable for building in smaller sizes. When you purchase the
plans package for this design you will receive specifications for seven,
eight and nine foot hulls. (Click on Lines Drawing
to the right for specifications!) Changing the length from a
nine footer to a seven or eight footer will change the displacement, load
carrying capacities and hydrostatic characteristics but the beam will
still be 4 feet and the draft will still be 6.2 inches.
This hull is designed specifically for the amateur
boat builder (as are all Compumarine designs) who wants to build a round
bottom type of hull. Cedar strip hulls saturated with epoxy and sheathed
with fiberglass inside and out are very strong and lightweight for their
size and are very easy to build.
This method of construction will produce ideal boats
where beauty and ease of handling are important. Their performance
characteristics are unexcelled and impossible to achieve with other types
of construction. Using the full size station mold patterns and the highly
descriptive building manual a person with little or no wood working skills
and minimum tools can build one of these boats.
You can build one of the small Yacht Tenders for less
than $500 in materials using approximately 200 hours of your spare time.
It can be built in a very small work space such as a single car garage, a
basement or even a spare room.
Building one of these small craft is a terrific
project for those spare time hours when you really want something
productive, interesting and fun to do.
Plans Price $139.00 Including Shipping & Handling
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