Classic tender with sail, clinker plywood built
Morbic 10 was designed as Morbic 8 with the aim:
- to be a graceful and classic tender, able to replace standard inflatables, with far better rowing ability avoiding the use of an outboard motor.
- to be practical for today use, light, easy to haul on strand (flat bottom, two aft skegs, a breast hook acting as a handle) and as far as possible stowable of the cabin top.
- and to be easy to build, in particular for a first time builder.
I first designed a small version, Morbic 8, which is made with standards 2.5 m or 8′ plywood panels. Then I was asked for a larger version, built with 3.1 m of 10′ panels. A lengthened version (said Morbic 10.5) is also included in the same plan package as Morbic 10. The length is 3 m and breadth unchanged. The main interest is to be built from 2.44 m long plywood panels, easier to source. You just need to order specific full-size patterns.
The sail version is a very attractive alternative to the Optimist! During calls, your tender may be used to discover the strand. Morbic 10 sail may also be used as a small dinghy. She has already been selected by some sailing schools. Morbic 10 is fitted with buoyancy tanks as required by EC rules. It is possible to fit an outboard if you really need it!
It is also possible to adapt the size to the available room on-board your “main boat”. So, I am prepared to print polyester patterns with easily changed dimensions. Then, it is possible to get a tender from 2 to 3.2 m about. Ask the designer.