A 2.4 m
TENDER FOR THE SPATIALLY CHALLENGED
Joey is an elegant
lightweight pram dinghy designed for stitch and glue construction using
just three sheets of plywood to make a full 2.4 m (8ft) long boat.
It is available exclusively from BoatCraft Pacific either as plans
including full size patterns, or as a pre-cut kit supplied ready to
assemble and including all items necessary to build the boat right up to
the painting stage. It is
ideal as a small tender for larger craft, being suitable for rowing,
sailing, or to carry a very small outboard up to 2 HP.
boat owners need a tender which can fit into a quite confined space such
as a yacht foredeck. In
response, a new version of our Joey dinghy has been created which can be
separated into two halves to nest one inside the other.
Upon reassembly using just eight wing nuts, all the features of the
standard Joey can be enjoyed.
BUILD. All you need are basic
woodworking skills and tools, and a couple of weekends to build the boat.
All the components are accurately cut from exact patterns which
have been pre-assembled, so the boat can be constructed without need for
any adjustments to the parts.
Using the proven ‘stitch and glue’ technique the matching edges of
panels are held together by plastic ties through pre-drilled holes.
The joints are bonded together with a filled Bote-Cote Epoxy putty
and covered with fibreglass tape.
Gunwales, bulkheads, and thwarts are glued in likewise, and the
entire boat is given three coats of Bote-Cote Epoxy inside and out.
Final sanding and painting will see the boat ready for launching.
comprehensive book of instructions is supplied for building the boat.
and STRENGTH. Joey’s
construction is based around three sealed compartments under the seats
which are foam filled. These
add up to more than 60 litres of permanent buoyancy, making the boat
unsinkable. Those same foam
filled compartments act as strong reinforcing beams across the boat, and
add to a soundly engineered structure.
and DURABLE. Weighing just 25
kg, Nesting Joey is light enough to be carried by one person.
As a Tender it can be lifted easily from the water, separated, and
stowed on board most larger boats, or it tows easily behind.
Bote-Cote Epoxy effectively seals the wood against moisture and
rot. So with reasonable care your Joey will last at least as long as any
fibreglass boat……..at a fraction of the weight and cost !
LOOKING, EASY TO ROW and SAIL.
Joey is an attractive little boat with excellent volume and hence
carrying capacity. It can
accommodate three light adults using oars, or small outboard motor.
It can use typical small dinghy sails such as for Sabots etc for
Please call Boatcraft Pacific
07 3806 1944 ( +617 3806 1944) for how to contact your nearest reseller.
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