The "Sinbad 2"
This design is available for building from PLANS or from a PLYWOOD KIT.
For plan pricing go to the bottom of the page
For plywood kit pricing go to our plywood kit page.
L.O.A. 3.40 m (11' 1.8") Beam 1.53 m (5' 1/4") Sail area 6.43 m2 (69 sqft) Length after taking apart: 1.75 m (5' 9").
'Sinbad 2' is a larger version of the popular 'Sinbad' dinghy. She is 0.3m (1 foot) longer than the original 'Sinbad' and this translates into 1/3rd more volume and carrying capacity. Storage and buoyancy is provided in the enclosed aft seats and in the forepeak tank.
Like 'Sinbad' and 'Piccolo' this dinghy is of the pram type. For a given length pram types have more boat volume than the standard stem type.
Nested deck space requirements:
1.75 m x 1.53 m (5' 9" x 5' 3").
Material: 6mm (1/4") Marine plywood
Method: Epoxy stitch and glue (taped seam)
Follow this link to take you through the construction process of a Sinbad 2. This is from a kit, but is just as relevant to a build from plans.
The plans detail all parts and panels required for the building of the boat as well as all fittings and the rig. Detailed building instructions are included with the plans, illustrating the various tasks in easy to follow steps.
The hull is built in a simple construction cradle rather than 'free-form'. A cradle makes building a lot easier and ensures accuracy of build.
Control of the boat's shape is further assisted by the interior fit-out consisting of aft buoyancy tanks, mid-thwart/daggerboard case assembly and the forepeak tank.
The sail plans above show the boat with a 'leg-o-mutton' and a standing lug sail. Both with a sprit boom rigged on a free-standing mast.
Both rigs are very simple and require few shop bought fittings for rigging, mostly blocks. Aside from that you need a daggerboard and rudder for the sailing version. The spars are relatively short and can be either aluminum pipes or timber.
This link takes you to the Sinbad 2 first sail page.
She has been designed to take a short shaft outboard motor. Recommended Power: 2-3.3 HP, but if you beef up the transom she will carry a 5 HP motor.
Rowlocks may be fitted as either primary means of propelling her or as a back-up to the motor.
The options are wide, if you have limited space in your garage and want a dinghy for weekend use, a nesting dinghy is ideal as you can store it standing up partly nested, but with both mid-bulkheads resting flat on the ground.
You may want to use it as a rowing dinghy as rowlocks may be fitted as either primary means of propelling her or as a back-up to the motor.
If no sail is going to be set ever, the internal fit-out can be simplified by omitting the daggerboard case.
And of course if a take-apart dinghy is not required, just leave out the second mid-bulkhead during the build and you have a standard full-size dinghy.
also read my Ordering Guide
Plans for this dinghy consist of two A0 (44"x33")sheets and one A1 (33"x22") sheet and detailed building instructions.
This set of plans is suitable for lofting all your own hull panels, bulkheads and all other parts and components.
€40 (+/-US$45) - which entitles you to the building of one boat.
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