Duo

The Duo is a simple to build 3m (10ft) hard chine rowing and sailing dinghy that can be built from just two sheets of 4mm (3/16in) plywood. It is also available as a nesting dinghy, so it can be stored on a cabin roof or even in the back of a car. Typical build time for the basic rowing boat ready to paint is 35 hours.

Duo is really two boats in one. The detachable, inflatable collars mean the boat is narrow on the waterline, as that makes the boat lighter and faster, especially when rowing or motoring with a 2hp outboard. Yet the collars mean the Duo remains safe, stable, dry and buoyant. Then, in sailing mode, with the collars removed and the “wings” added the Duo is a fast, fun and safe boat.

Design Specs

Designer: 
Woods Designs
Year of Design: 
2014
LOA: 
10
Beam: 
3ft -5ft
Draft: 
4in
Displacement: 
40lbs
Materials: 
Wood
Propulsion: 
sail and oar
Skill Level to Build: 
beginner
Available as: 
Complete Plans
Cost: 
USD50 for plans, under USD200 to build
Contact Information: 

Richard Woods of Woods Designs, Millbrook, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL101EN,UK
woodsdesigns@gmail.com
www.sailingcatamarans.com