16 ft Cruising Dinghy, Design #262

 

A small cruising sailboat that can be kept on a trailer and launched for weekend trips and short expeditions whenever time is available is one of the most sensible ways to go boating.  This 16ft ballasted dinghy is small enough to be towed behind the family car and will be easy to launch and retrieve.  Construction is plywood in five strakes or strip and glass as materials suit.

Construction:    Plywood or strip plank with glass sheathing inside and out 

Length: 16 ft 0 in 
Beam: 7 ft 6 in 
Draft, CB down: 4 ft 0 in 
Ballast: 280 lbs
Displacement: 1400 lbs 
Sail area: 152 sq. ft 
Building time: 1200 hours 
Skill level: Basic 

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16 ft Cruising Dinghy, Design #262
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