Classic tender, 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 2.44 m or 8′ plywood panels. Then I was asked for a larger version, built with 3.1 m of 10′ panels. A lenghtened version (said Morbic 10.5) is also included in the same plan package as Morbic 10. The length is 3 m. 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. Of course, it is also possible to build Morbic 10 from 8′ plywood panels.
A sail option was also required and is now available on Morbic 10 and 10.5. A very attractive alternative to the Optimist!
There is two rowing positions, according to crew. Morbic 10 is fitted with buoyancy tanks as required by EC rules. In both cases, it is possible to fit an outboard if you really need it!
It is also possible to adapt size to the available room on-board your “main boat”. So, I am prepared to print polyester full-size patterns with easily changed dimensions. Then, it is possible to get a tender from 2 to 3.2 m about. See bellow price for this custom option and get in touch to check feasibility.