There are a lot of new projects at the moment. Last week I received an email from Mario. He has built an 18’ Dinghy and been on sea trail. It is a really nice boat Mario has built.
Mario wrote that the boat run 21 mph with his 30 hp outboard.
Also he praises the stability of the boat and I think the next picture talks for it self.
Read below what Mario wrote:
I enjoyed building the Dinghy 18, it’s a nice design with clear instructions. It took about 2 months to build, mostly evenings and weekends.
I’ve attached a few pictures of the boat after the first sea trial. I’m surprised by how stable it is, and very pleased with the handling. I can take sharp turns at nearly full speed and the boat touches the rail to the water and carves a tight arc. I am using a 30hp Honda and getting 21 mph, but the engine is new and I haven’t changed the prop.
Redwood City, CA, USA
Read more about the 18’ Dinghy and buy the boat plans here:
Happy boat building,
Morten Olesen, Naval Architect