Be sure to select PRINT or DIGITAL when you order.
This dinghy could be considered a big little boat. She has a lot of excellent qualities: excellent rowing and sailing ability, easy construction, and mannerly towing habits.
Designed by Joel White
LOA - 12' 10"
Beam - 4' 6"
Draft (cb up) - 6 1/2"
(cb down) - 1' 9"
Weight - about 130 lbs.
Sail Area - 65 to 79 sq. ft.
Construction: Glued-lapstrake plywood
Skill level: Basic to Intermediate
No lofting required, as full sized mold patterns are included. Also, you can ensure symmetry of the molds by simply using half the mold and then flopping the drawing to create the full mold.
Plans include 6 sheets.
See product # 606-001 for some very nice rudder hardware that fits this boat.
More info: click MATERIALS LIST.
If ordering Digital plan sets: These files are in PDF format. Some designs will have just a single page needed to be printed on large paper... typically if they had full-sized mold patterns. Other pages could be printed on letter or tabloid size paper, if you want to save printing costs. You'll see a measurement on pages that have full-sized drawings, so your local print shop will just need to print to that size.
“Your downloads are ready” will be the subject line of an email you’ll receive from us—once we’ve processed your digital order. That email has the link to click, so you can then download the file.
This isn't an "instant" process, so if we're asleep, you may need to wait for regular business hours for us to process the order. Although we are quite timely, we may not be processing on weekends & holidays.
Great plans and with the Shellback book I had no problems, though it was a learning experience. I enjoyed the process and recommend this boat, both for the building and the using.
As usual plans by Joel White are always very good. I'm not a professional builder by any means so having good and complete plans gives me extra confidence. Trying to decide between the Shellback or the Pooduck. Space to work in may dictate the Shellback.