The ply/epoxy "Normus" will weigh about 59kg/130lb if built with Okume ply and is of the single chine type for simplicity of build. The ease of assembly can be seen in the Pinta assembly animation ..
For this dinghy I designed a standing lug rig. The lug rig is one of the simplest as well as effective rigs. Lug rigs have good performance to windward and the boomless main makes for a safe cockpit, excellent for recreational sailing!.
The standing rigging consists of a mast, which just slips into the boat without any shrouds or stays and a yard.
Both are simple 'poles' that can be made from standard aluminum pipes or timber depending on preference.
With its long waterline length, the 'Normus' will be easy to row, so I recommend fitting rowlocks at the mid thwart.
For longer hauls of course an outboard motor can be fitted. The transom height is suitable for a short shaft outboard motor.
Suggested power: 3.3-6 HP, max. 15HP.
|The plan shows how much space the boat offers for a family. Note the aft seats with removable fill-in side seats and a good rowing position on the mid-thwart.
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Plans for this dinghy consist of three A0 (44"x33")sheets and one A3 sheet, plus detailed building instructions.
This set of plans is suitable for lofting all your own hull panels, bulkheads and all other parts.
€58 (+/-US$65) - which includes €13 admin (shipping) and entitles you to the building of one boat.
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