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Rye Bay 228 Stitch & Tape Dinghy Plans from

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Stock Status: In Stock
Product Code: RB228A3
Product Condition: New
Rye Bay 228 Plans Options
Loa 2.3m (7’ - 6”)
Beam 1.2m (3’ - 11”)
Draft 0.14m (0’ - 5.5”)
Dry Weight  22kgs (Rowing Spec)
Maximum Load  5
Crew 2 Adults
The "RYE BAY 228"  is the Mk IV version of this design as a stitch & tape boat. It is 7' - 6" long with a good 4' beam makes for a small but spacious boat with an approximate dry weight of 50lbs (22kg). It is built in 6mm ply or can be 6mm on the bottom and 4mm sides for a light duty, light weight boat.
This has been a popular design and was the first of my designs we sold as a complete boat. It has had many uses - as a tender, a work boat, a fishing boat and as a sailing dinghy.
It can take a small outboard motor - 2hp petrol or electric - and has optional built in buoyancy tanks. The plans now show details for a rowing/motor version and a sailing version.
This is my favourite S&T dinghy and I have built more of these than any of my other designs. It started out as a fully framed, plywood planked boat I designed for me to sail round my local harbour and now, with the fourth re-deisign, it is possible to build the hull with just two sheets of plywood ready for the timber seats and trim.
Recently, a builder reported he had built one using just plywood all round sourced from various offcuts from his local timber yard and a building salvage yard.
We now offer full size patterns for the Rye Bay 228.