This 10′ long solo trainer and harbor racer is fun for the entire family. The crew sits in a secure cockpit, steering with foot pedals, with all sail controls arranged on a dashboard, close at hand. Performance is lively, with good steering control in a comfortable, forward facing, semi-reclining position. When you sail in company with other Seaclipper 10s, it’s even more fun. Construction is easy with beginner level stitch-and-glue plywood using epoxy adhesives. Most components are ¼″ thick plywood and ¾″ thick lumber. The mast and demountable cross-arms (akas) are made from aluminum tubing. Expect to spend 3-6 months working part-time to complete this boat. Plans are well illustrated and easy to read. The weighs about 150 lbs. and carries 60 sq ft of sail. The overall beam is 8′ for trailering. Check out the review from the July/August 2012 issue of WoodenBoat Magazine for more information.
John Marples, Marples Marine, 295 Bayview Rd., Penobscot, ME 04476; 207–326–8096; firstname.lastname@example.org.