Keel Knockabout


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by Edson I. Schock

This plywood sailboat is designed for easy building by novice builders, with no sacrifice in appearance
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LOA 5 ft. 5 in., Beam 5 ft. 5 in., Draught 3 ft. 3 in., Displacement 1,250 lbs. Sail area 130 sq. ft.

This boat was designed for amateur building. The plywood planking has been kept as close to a developable surface as was practical, and the departure from such a surface is so small that the planking will not need to be forced or steamed into place. She will be lively to sail and should present an attractive appearance. She will probably look bigger than she is. Her best sailing should be in deep protected waters. Shallow ponds would not be good, as she would spend too much time aground, and she is too small to go out where it is very rough. She has a nice cockpit for afternoon sailing, as there is no centerboard box to get in the way. The little cuddy cabin makes a good place to keep things out of the rain or spray.

21 pages, 2 plate(s)


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