Take a friend with you for blasts around the bay in the Seaclipper 16, a two-person big brother to the Seaclipper 10. Both crews sit in individual cockpits with steering pedals and sail controls. Again, the construction is ¼″ plywood and ¾″ lumber using epoxy adhesives. Planking is applied to hull frames with stringers over a simple floor-level strongback. The akas can be either demountable or swing-wing for trailering. The unstayed mast is laminated wood or an aluminum Hobie Cat 14 conversion. Check out this YouTube video of the Seaclipper 16 sailing at 14 knots in a fresh breeze. Expect to spend about 5 to 7 months part time effort to complete. The 11′3″ beam reduces to less than 8′ for trailering.
Images of TRINKET were taken by Virgene Trygg, Permission courtesy of builder Bob Trygg. Image of Seaclipper 16 on trailer by Joe Farinaccio.
|Beam of Main Hull||2′5″|
|Draft, Hull Only||11″|
|Draft, Board Down||2′7″|
|Displacement, Full Load||800 lbs|
|Displacement, Dry||400 lbs|
|Sail Area, 100% fΔ||127 sq ft|
|Sail Area, Max||127 sq ft|
|Speed under Power||N/A|
|Number of Crew||1 or 2|
|Headroom in Cabin||N/A|
|Design Fee to Build One Boat||$180|