16 ft Centreboard Sloop, Design #161

This one is for the minimalists, or at least for small boys of any age hungry for that far horizon. It is a tiny cruising sailboat, but an eminently practical one—simple to built and economical in outlay. 

Construction is dead simple: strip planking with glass sheathing inside and out. There are watertight compartments to keep her afloat in the event of swamping. The accommodation is cozy but ample for two on a weekend or for the single hander on longer trips. 

Construction: strip planking with glass sheathing inside and out 

Length: 16 ft 0 in 
Beam: 7 ft 3 in 
Draft, CB down: 4 ft 0 in 
Ballast: 450 lbs
Displacement: 1800 lbs 
Sail area: 174 sq. ft 
Building time: 1200 hours 
Skill level: intermediate 

Design #161: 5 Sheet

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16 ft Centreboard Sloop, Design #161
16 ft Centreboard Sloop, Design #161 16 ft Centreboard Sloop, Design #161