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    Default Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    Do you know of any stitch-and-glue dinghy plans which are self-draining, or with an open transom? I prefer a dinghy which is more of a cruiser.

    I have seen a few, one of which is the beautiful Barefoot 5.8. But there are no plans.
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    There is also the amazing looking Truc 12, but again there are no plans. Just an expensive kit.
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    Chris Ostlind designed the Cabrillo but his plans are also nowhere to be found on the internet.
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    And why self-draining or open transom? My personal fear is swamping. I don't know why, but it's my thing.
    Many thanks!
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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    The barefoot is Tad Roberts' I believe. Pm him.

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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    Callaghan Hadron H1's & Bluemotion

    Welsford's Houdini has a well from which water gets pumped out with a bilge pump.

    A Bolger Micro is actually self draining through the rudder bracket.

    The Bedard ROG

    CLC Faering Cruiser

    CLC Nanoship (I think he's refining the 3.0 plans before general release)

    B&B Coresound 17& 20 Mk3

    That Canadian dinghy cruiser 15-16ft that was for the race to alaska - I can't recall it's name at the moment - decent rig. It was good.
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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    Liteboat XP...I think that's the boat you were talking about? https://www.liteboat.com/rowandsail/ But I don't think plans are available.

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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    Thanks for those leads. That's some research to be getting on with.

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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    Turnpoint Design Skate 15 was the one I was thinking of.



    Another one is the Dudley Dix Didi Sport 15 and Paperjet.


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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    Check Dudley Dix's work.
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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    Quote Originally Posted by James from NZ View Post
    Thanks for those leads. That's some research to be getting on with.
    If you are interested, Personal Message me on this forum.
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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    Good ole false floor sunburst.

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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    Hello James,

    do you have more requirements for that boat? Number of crew? Sleeping on board and so on?

    I have a S&G Dinghy on my drawing board that could fit the bill. 16footer, flat bottom - three panel hull, raised floor, dagger board, single free standing mast, balanced lug sail or OK-Dinghy Rig.

    It will be a lightweight cruising dinghy or raid boat for a singlehander with lots of dry-storage compartments. Of course it can be daysailed with two crew.

    Please allow a few days so that I can prepare some drawings.

    Have fun, Michel

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    I am rather enamored with Bedard's ROG. Not enough to build it, mind you, but I still like it a lot
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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Good ole false floor sunburst.
    Goodness, they're everywhere here in NZ. I never thought of them but you're exactly right.
    Cheers

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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    There's the NS14, plans available.



    https://ns14.org/classinformation

    We have a couple at the club, great fun to sail. The water comes in and then it goes out

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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    It's not hard to add a double bottom to any design... just put a deck in an inch above the load waterline and you're in. I've done it a lot, and there really is nothing magical about it.
    SHC

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    Default Re: Self-draining or Open Transom dinghy plans?

    Quote Originally Posted by luckystrike118 View Post
    ...drawings...
    Michel do you have a website with plans and pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHClark View Post
    It's not hard to add a double bottom to any design... just put a deck in an inch above the load waterline and you're in. I've done it a lot, and there really is nothing magical about it.
    SHC
    A common sense solution, many thanks for the suggestion.

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