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Design 038
8' Classic Sailing Pram

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LOA 2.435 m 7.99 ft
LWL 2.000 m 6.56 ft
Beam 1.243 m 4.08 ft
Sail area 3.719 sq m 40.00 sq ft
Weight exc. outboard 64 kg 141 lbs
Outboard 1.1-2.25 kw 1.5-3 hp
Capacity 3 persons 175 kg 385 lbs
Design 38 is round bilge construction in traditional clinker on steam bent timbers, giving builders a rare opportunity to learn and practice an ancient boatbuilding skilll.

Plans are also available for this pram dinghy in cold moulded wood-epoxy on laminated frames, which makes a good introduction to the processes required for a larger boat. Contact us for details.

As with Design 035, this boat carries extremely well for her size and handles nicely under outboard. She is an excellent row boat, and is easy and fun to sail. She makes a great little tender, especially for a traditional yacht.

The Step-by-Step Building Instructions lead you through the building process simply and easily. Nothing is missed out. You can trust the instructions to be clear and detailed – just follow them and you will be successful.

It is difficult to adequately express my thanks for your help, encouragement and continued enthusiasm ..... The building instructions and support have contributed enormously to my skills and knowledge and, I think, made all the difference..... Stephen Taylor, a builder of Design 038.

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 and sample instructions for this design, plus a full list of the plans and instructions.