Wednesday, 8 February 2017

The Dixi Dinghy and Argie 10

The Dixi Dinghy is our smallest and lowest priced sail boat as it can be cut from just two sheets of 6mm plywood.

Leslie Koen with his Dixi Dinghy in Namibia. He named her "Red John" after the bad guy in the TV show "The Mentalist".

We can offer the sails from North Sails, plus a Ronstan deck gear kit  as well.

Two great dinghies, these little boats offer lots of fun for the whole family.

Multi-purpose, they can be rowed, motored or sailed and are light enough for one person to lift on and off the family car or yacht.

The Argie 10 requires three sheets of 6mm plywood so is quite a lot larger than the Dixi Dingy.

This beautiful Argie 10 was built by Desmore Kaempffer in Namibia, as a yacht tender. She was a first time boat building project. The results speak for themselves.

Simple stitch and glue construction, they can be built with the minimum of tools, no previous boatbuilding experience and in very little space.

Step-by-step instructions included in plywood plans.

The profile when viewed from above is similar in shape with both designs.

Either one can be the ideal quality time project for a youngster with Dad's assistance or Dad with Junior's help.

Build as a school project which actually has some use after achieving your passing grade.
Practical winter project, build one for fishing on your local pond, as junior's "my boat" or as a tender to your big boat.

Built-in flotation compartments and a simple sail plan make them great for learning to sail, whatever your age.

We can supply you with the plans or a plywood kit cut to size on a CNC machine, we also offer epoxy, glass tapes and filler powders ex stock.


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