is an excellent and good looking dinghy that can be used for rowing, sailing
or with an outboard. She has good carrying capacity but is still light
enough to car top. She is very stable and has a hull shape that will easily
go through the chop of a windy anchorage. The V-bottom takes a little
more time to build but it makes her a much better boat than a flat bottom.
As a tender, she is probably going to be fitted with an outboard most
of the time but she will row very properly. She could also be turned into
a sailing dinghy with a sprit rig: a sail plan option is included. Plans
for a stretched version of this boat are available: 12' long, same beam:
see the V12.
The sail option is not shown but she is rigged with a sprit sail, 35 sq.ft.
same type of rig than our D4.
Builder threads on our forum:
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.
The spars (mast and sprit) are made from 1x3 boards (12x30 mm) epoxy glued
together. No shrouds required: very simple.
V10 dinghy will take more time to build than our flat bottom boats but
the required skills are exactly the same. There are no plywood scarfs:
we use very simple butt blocks.
No woodworking skills or special tools are required.
The sail option is not shown but she can be rigged with a sprit sail,
35 sq.ft. Same type of rig than our D4. The sail plans with spars, sails,
daggerboard, rudder etc. are included in all plan sets.
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.
This boat can be built from inexpensive exterior plywood since it is completely
coated with epoxy resin.
Biaxial Tape 6" (or 4" woven
The V10 dinghy, rowing version, can be build for less than US $300.00
wooden spars cost around $20.00 in materials. Some builders made their
own sails: the dimensions are on the plans, but see our sail kit.
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 40 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
size patterns* for the sides, bottom, transom and frames.
plans with all dimensions for spars and sail.
notes including a detailed description of the assembly sequence and
Bill Of Materials
files reference list and more.
size patterns for the side panels are in several pieces that must be tiled.
Read more information about our plans
Jack_the_Cat Alberta Canada
Overall we're pretty happy with the dinghy. I think she has good lines, she has enough room for two to fish. Unloaded she floats in a few inches of water & is easy to manage.
I should have located the battery for the trolling motor in the bow. With me (200lbs) the dog and the battery in the stern she sits a little low there!
Having a 70lb dog in the boat is a pain!
All supplies to build this boat are available from our online stores :: epoxy/glass/paint and more :: plywood
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