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.
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.
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.
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
Of Materials: (Excerpts
from our BOM)
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.
wood and hardware are listed on the plans.
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.
The average construction time for the hull is 70 hours.
Visit our message board, help pages, tutorial pages and read our FAQ:
most questions are answered there.
drawings , large scale with all dimensions required to cut the sides,
bottom and the bulkheads from flat plywood sheets: no lofting, no templates
version plans with all dimensions for rudder, daggerboard etc.
drawings with details of midseat assembly components, transom details,
reinforced transom for outboard.
notes including a detailed description of the assembly sequence and
Bill Of Materials on the drawings
files reference list and more.
full size patterns at this time but if you absolutely want them, email.
This boat is very easy to build without patterns.