Portuguese Style Dinghy

Portugese style dinghy

This is another easy start for boatbuilding designed by Hannu’s boatyard. A very simple 7’4″ x 3’10” dinghy, made out of simple materials, using a simple construction method and just the basic tools. How come Portuguese? Portuguese fishing boats typically seem to have flat bottoms, high bows, and a lot of rocker. This little boat has them all.

At 250 lbs displacement, that is, one person, the freeboard is 10″. The freeboard is 6″ at 560 lbs displacement. The boat displaces about 1100 lbs just before swamping.

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