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Mike Waller Yacht Design is a business specialising in boat plans for amateur boat builders. We provide stock plans for both monohull and multihull sailing vessels, including sailing skiffs and sharpies. Our designs mainly feature timber construction, in plywood or cedar strip plank composite construction, using the W.E.S.T. system (wood epoxy saturation technique). Our designs are intended mainly as cruising boats, although several have done well in racing.
PIPPIE 8 SAIL TRAINER
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L.O.A. ................... 2.30 Metres
L.W.L. # .................. 1.86 Metres
Beam ................... 1.26 Metres
Draft # (hull) ........ 0.14 Metres
(C/B ......... 0.56 Metres
Trailer Weight ....... 55-60 Kg
Sail Area - ............ 4.04 M2
# Some dimensions are variable depending on load carried
Study plans are not available for the Pippie 8 Sailing Trainer, however interested builders can download the free ePlans for the Pippie 8 Yacht Tender, which is essentially the same but without centerboard, rudder or sailing rig.
Full ePlans ................$30.00 Aud
The Pippie 8 Sailing Trainer is a 'Nutshell' style sailing dingy designed for 1 or 2 people. Its designed purpose is for sailing one up, as a trainer for children, or as a small 'knock about' dingy for a larger cruising yacht, which can be rowed, scull, sailed or operated with a small outboard motor.
The Pippie 8 is constructed from plywood using the wood / epoxy method, and tack and tape / stitch and glue construction. It can be constructed by one person from 4 sheets of plywood (3 x 6mm and 1 x 9mm) including centerboard and rudder. The rig is a simple stock alloy tube unstayed mast with a simple loose footed and pocket luff sail.
The Pippie Trainer and the Pippie Tender are basically the same boat. The Trainer can be used as a dingy and the sailing rig and rudder added later. The weight of the dinghy wll vary depending on the type of plywood used, but with medium weight ply should not exceed 60Kg.