Traditional sail boat, 4.8 m long, with outboard motor well, strip planked over laminated frames
|Hull length / waterline||4.80/4.54 m||Sail area||15.5 m²|
|Breadth / waterline||1.85 / 1.64 m||Outboard motor||6 hp|
|Draught||0.45 / 0.98 m||Design category / Crew||C4 / D5|
|Light weight||520 kg||Building time||800 hours|
Four different rigs may be chosen according to your specific needs, from the very simple lug sail to the well-canvassed gaff cutter (see drawings). It is also possible to choose a lug yawl rig or a “flambart” rig. Ask the designer. Ebihen 16 is fitted with a metal centreboard that allows excellent stability and good windward ability.
A well for the outboard motor is built aft of the cockpit, with the motor handle at helmsman reach. The propeller is just ahead of rudder for good manoeuvrability. A 4 strokes – 3 to 6 hp – motor may be installed.
Ebihen 16 can be built and stored during winter time in a common garage. It is of course trailerable. The first boat of the series was strip-planked, with laminated frames and backbone, and almost no plywood. It is a beautiful wooden construction. The clinker version is mainly made of plywood, for planking but also backbone and transverse bulkheads, then much more easy to build by a first-time amateur. The clinker version is built from a dedicated plan package.
Ebihen 16 plans are also available for a traditional carvel construction. Ask the designer.