16 ft Gaff Sloop, Design #218

Here's one for the purists. A handy sized daysailer of traditional model, rig and construction .  This will be a great project for the home builder interested in developing boat building skills free frommodern glues and finishes and the endless sanding and fairing that go along with much of today's boat building practice.  Step back a hundred years and sample real boatbuilding based on local materials and methods. 


Construction: Clinker on bent frames

Length: 16 ft 0 in
Beam: 6 ft 9 in
Draft, CB down: 3 ft 8 in
Depth amidships: 2 ft 1 1/2 in

Sailing rig: Gaff sloop
Sail area: 136 sq. ft
Building time: 1000 hours
Skill level: high

Design #218: 5 Sheets

16 ft Gaff Sloop, Design #218
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