|SPRINTER 14 - #740
|The wide flat keel of this smart little 2 man daysailer should get her up on a plane very quickly and see her accelerate away from other boats of her size, particularly when sailing off the wind.
Her construction makes her a sturdy little boat and the watertight compartments result in an unsinkable hull that should support her crew even when fully swamped. The short foredeck leaves a big cockpit with room to work the gear, while the wide gunnels will make for comfortable hiking.
The hull is made over a framework of transom, two partial bulkheads, one full bulkhead and a temporary mold. There are no chine logs and the plywood panels are joined in the "stitch and glue" method, thus reducing the all up weight. The mast is shown as being a timber box section with 3/4 rig, giving plenty of scope for sail twitching.
The plans are well detailed and include full size patterns for constructing and fitting the mast and rigging. This is one of our latest designs, very easy for the amateur to build and we expect to see keen class racing develop, while the boat is still easily managed for family day sailing. Her normal crew for racing would be two while the mast has two positions so that she can be rigged with mainsail only for single handed sailing. This option may prove useful also when family sailing with very young children. With no headsail she will be extremely stable.
The cockpit will take four adults comfortably and the foredeck has space underneath for picnic gear. The cockpit is long enough to take a couple of camp mattresses which, with a cover slung over the boom turns the boat into a viable week ender.
Customer comment - "I was very pleased to find a thick envelope with the Sprinter-plans in my mailbox. ... The drawings are very fine and exact. I think it will be not so difficult to build the boat and I can't wait to start."
Plans complete with full size patterns.
|Design Number: # 740
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