RAVEN

Barry Lewis built this 7'10" D4 dinghy using plans from Mertens-Goossens of Vero Beach, FL. He made a few minor modifications including a handle at the bow, and a wheel at the stern, which is protected by the keel. Barry launched the boat on May 24, 2003 in Belmont Harbor, Chicago, where he uses it as a dinghy for his Mirage 5.5. It's stich-and-glue built using okoume plywood and pine saturated with epoxy.

Design Specs

LOA:
7′ 
10″
Beam:
3′ 
11″
Designer Name: 
Mertens-Goosens, Inc.
Type/Rig/Power: 
D4 Dinghy
Builder Name: 
Barry Lewis
Home Port: 
Belmont Harbor, Chicago, IL
Launching Date: 
May 24, 2003