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Design 35
8' Chine Sailing Pram

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LOA 2.400 m 7.87 ft
LWL 1.900 m 6.23 ft
Beam 1.220 m 4.00 ft
Sail area (balanced lug) 3.719 sq m 40.00 sq ft
Main area (spritsail) 2.865 sq m 30.84 sq ft
Jib area (spritsail) 0.881 sq m 9.48 sq ft
Weight exc. outboard 70 kg 154 lbs
Outboard 1.1-2.25 kw 1.5-3 hp
Capacity 3 persons 175 kg 385 lbs
035Design 35 is single chine plywood epoxy construction built on very simple wood-epoxy frames. She makes a good starter project, carries well for her size and provides an excellent small tender. She handles nicely under outboard and is an excellent row boat. With her simple balanced lug rig, she is easy and great fun to sail.

We have recently added plans for a spritsail rig – you can see the spritsail sail plan in the study plans page; scroll down to the bottom of the list. With this rig there is a smaller loose-footed main and a little jib, set out on a small bowsprit. The rig was initially developed for a project in South Africa where one of these small sailboats is in build to give sailing lessons to the local population many of whom are disadvantaged. With no boom to dodge and a small jib for the crew to control, this should be a great little teaching boat.

Perfect for children to sail and row – to explore creeks and islands! Add strap-in buoyancy bags for extra safety, or easily incorporate built-in buoyancy during the build. Deservedly one of our most popular designs.

The boat is built using the most modern of materials – WEST™ system boat-building epoxies. Construction is in plywood/epoxy giving high structural strength and rigidity, with light weight. The boat can be clear finished (varnished) or she can be painted. In either case you will have a long-lasting low-maintenance structure, so you’ll spend you time having fun with the boat rather than maintaining it.

035 The detailed and accurate plans together with true step-by-step building instructions carry builders, professional and non-professional alike, through the building process simply and easily. And for larger boats particularly, they allow a managed build to be carried out very successfully. Plans are fully dimensioned; no scaling or lofting is required. The plans and instructions are practical, clear and detailed, containing everything required to build and complete the vessel. Where CNC cutting files are included, or available, they can be sent directly to a CNC facility as required. Professional technical support throughout the build, is available by email, via the forum or by regular mail. More plan info

Click here to look at the free study plans, sample instructions, specification and cutting list for this design, plus a full list of the plans and instructions that come with the design package.