Classic cruising bermudian sloop, 8.5 m long


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Hull length / waterline8.48 / 6.95 mSail area39 m²
Breadth / waterline2.80 / 2.38 mOutboard motor8 to 13 hp
Draught1.30 mDesign category / CrewB4 / C7
Light weight / Ballast3 000 / 1 100 kgBuilding time with kit3000 hours
Attention : this boat may be built only with either the full size patterns or a NC cut plywood kit. Due to the high quantity of plywood panels, the kit is highly recommended.
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Toulinguet is a project I have in mind for a long time. Classic wooden yachts, as designed in the past by Cornu in France, Alden in the US, and many others, are becoming very old and more and more difficult to maintain in sailing condition. So I feel necessary to propose designs in the same spirit but built with modern wood technique. Toulinguet has been designed for both professional and amateur construction.

She is a yacht of the 30’s, with the classic hull forms, the old style rigs, the long keel, the discreet coachroof, the large cockpit. She is also a boat of the 60’s with the modern wooden construction and practical accommodation well suited to coastal cruising. The rig, with a large mainsail, a masthead jumper and a moderately sized genoa allows the crew to tack easily and gives a lot of pleasure when sailing close to the coast. It also gives excellent windward abilities. A roller reefing system may be fitted for the genoa. Mast and spars are anodised aluminium standard profiles.

My aim is to find on Toulinguet the sailing behavior which distinguishes classic yachts : sensible steering, good course keeping, ability to manoeuvre under sail, soft motion at sea… The long keel, with a lead ballast, contribute to that and allows Toulinguet to dry out easily on its legs.
A diesel engine takes place under cockpit, but it is also possible to have an electric propulsion or an outboard motor in a well.
Accomodations for 4, with a double berth in the fo’c’sle and a 1.7 m headroom.

Construction is made on an « egg box » structure (see photo album), with longitudinal and transverse bulkheads made of marine grade plywood. The bottom planking is a single plywood panel and the bilges and sides are cold molded with plywood. This makes a simple construction based either on a full set of plywood parts cut on NC machine or on full size patterns printed on polyester film sheets.
A fist unit has been built by a home builder. It takes about 3000 hours. Two other unit are under construction by home builders.



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