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Less than 6' (1,80m) long when nested but almost 11' assembled, this dinghy is not only ideal to store on deck of a larger boat but in the back of a pickup truck or for the winter in a corner of the garage. The two parts are locked together by the removable center seat and secured by a set of simple bolts with wing nuts. She rows well but can also be fitted with the same sprit sail than the D4 and PK78. She can take up to 4 HP: the plans show transom reinforcements for outboard use.

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Specifications:
LOA: 10' 6" 3,20 m
Max. Beam: 4' 2" 1,25 m
Max. HP: 4 HP outboard
Designed weight: 70 lbs. 32 kg
Material: Stitch & Glue .

Building method:
This boat is built from flat plywood panels assembled with epoxy-fiberglass tape. The construction method is called "stitch and glue". For a detailed description of the stitch and glue boat building method, see our "How To" section where you will find a complete illustrated tutorial as well as information about epoxy, fiberglass and plywood.

Required Skills:
The FB11 nesting dinghy is easy and fast to build but the nesting features requires more work than a one piece boat. The sides are cut from standard sheets of plywood.

No woodworking skills or special tools are required.

Options:
The sail option is show on the plans with drawings for all parts: rudder,dagger board. For the outboard option, we show a reinforced transom with doubler and gussets.

Bill Of Materials:
(Excerpts from our BOM)
The BOM list materials based on our standard layout and includes a 15% waste factor for resin and fiberglass. For plywood, we use standard sheets 4' x 8' (122 x 244 cm). Please read the building notes and see the plans for detailed specifications.

Plywood 4x8' (122x244cm)
1/4" (6mm) 3  
Framing wood and hardware are listed on the plans.
Fiberglass (totals)
Woven tape 50 yards 45 m
Resin
Epoxy, total 1.5 gallons 6 liters

Cost:

We offer an epoxy fiberglass kit with free shipping in the US. Our kit cost less than the same supplies bought locally. See the main page, top left panel.

Labor:
The average construction time for the hull is 70 hours.

More:
Visit our message board, help pages, tutorial pages and read our FAQ: most questions are answered there.

Plans packing List:

  • Detailed drawings , large scale with all dimensions required to cut the sides, bottom and the bulkheads from flat plywood sheets: no lofting, no templates required.
  • Sailing version plans with all dimensions for rudder, daggerboard etc.
  • Construction drawings with details of midseat assembly components, transom details, reinforced transom for outboard.
  • Building notes including a detailed description of the assembly sequence and building tips
  • A Bill Of Materials on the drawings
  • Help files reference list and more.
  • No full size patterns at this time but if you absolutely want them, email. This boat is very easy to build without patterns.

Read more information about our plans packages here.

Reviews:
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Supplies:
All supplies to build this boat are available from our online stores :: epoxy/glass/paint and more :: plywood

  

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