Oar / Paddle

8 ft Dinghy

This is a simple 8ft stitch and glue sail/row pram. It requires only 3 sheets of marine plywood and should be very fast, easy, and inexpensive to build. It should end up just over 80lb so easy to transport as well.

Boats this size are usually in a pram shape because it is very difficult to get good performance and adequate displacement with any other shape so that’s what I chose here.. The v bottom should provide good directional stability while sailing. To keep construction simple, I chose a daggerboard for this design.

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