Radosław Werszko - wooden dinghy designer and builder
Classic styled sailing boat with an optional outboard engine or oars. The loose-footed standing lug
is simple and quick to rig - short spars, no wires, no shackles, minimal other stuff.
LOA 4.00 m
Beam 1.70 m
Draft 0.125 m
Draft (db down) 0.77 m
Hull weight 90 kg
Sail area 8.0 sq m
Outboard motor 2-4 hp
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Niklas Hochstein sent me the
mysterious picture taken at the
Otterstädter Altrhein, Germany.
I received the message from
north of Russia. Igor Loginov
launched his boat and posted
some pictures. During the season
Paltus (Halibut) visited the White
and Barents Sea as well as the
Ladoga and Onega lakes.
Peter Oberleitner (Austria) built
his dayboat a few years ago.
Now he is considering a small
outboard as an additional
Alan Brown (UK): in these days of
plastic and fibreglass boats such
designs are very refreshing, and
I am sure will give much pleasure
to their owners and builders.
Yuriy Poplevko (Belarus) used
an outboard this year. For the next
year, he will put the boat under
José Soares, Portugal: all my life
I was an aircraft engineer working
with big planes. Now I am retired,
and it is time to learn new things.
Michail wants to add a keel down
the bottom of his boat to increase
the directional stability under
outboard motor (Russia).
Before the dayboat, András Fűz
demonstrated his skills in building
a canoe - Hungary.
Turn-over day - Fabio Gionco,
Brazil. Fabio hesitated long time
which boat to choose. He even
started with a scale model of
Andrew Allen: we had no indoor
space so the entire thing was built
outside in my driveway.
Chris Davis has started going
to the local sailing club, and is
excited at the possibility of
building a boat - Florida, USA.
North Carolina, USA:
the dayboat with some changes
to sloop-rig it.
Roman Hladný sails and motors
down the river Danube - Slovakia.
Paulo Henrique (TIK) lives and
builds his boat on the southern
coast of Brazil.
Martin Normantas, Argentina:
at this moment I'm using my boat
to fish, but I'm eager to try sailing.
Sweden: Mats Larsson
built the boat for day trips
with a picnic basket.
J. Gilmore has had a great time
building his boat even though
it was a challenge in a small
garage - Hawaii, USA.
Roman Yakimkin caught a
beautiful wooden yacht's photo,
and craved to build a boat -
It's exhilarating to be able
to move using only the wind's
formidable power - Tad Scheeler,
Michigan, USA. You can see
Occupational therapist Rafał
Ciesielski leads the boat
building project at a centre for
disabled youth - Poland.
Andrew Hobbs has spent
the last few months building
his boat - United Kingdom.
Kim Pohlner had been working
odd days and hours, in no
hurry - Tasmania, Australia.
Yvo Schotman constructed
the dayboat in aluminium to
test his new welding machine -
Netherlands. Yvo's dad uses
the boat by the holiday house.
Pasquale of Italy built
the sloop version of the
Alan Edwards has chosen
the dayboat as his first
being launched on a lake in
Pat Dunne is going to use
his boat for rowing mostly,
but also with an outboard
motor - Ireland.