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Stitch & Tape Designs


 Listed below are all our Stitch & Tape Dinghy Designs

but new designs are on the drawing board or being built now.

RYE BAY 228  -  RYE BAY 10 & 12  -  KARUN SERENATA - CORAL - PEVENSEY 2.2  -  PEVENSEY 10  -  DUNMORE  -  BREDE -  PYEFLEET  -  RYE BAY 6 Pram
 
The Stitch & Tape, often called Stitch & Glue, method of boat building is considered by many as the easiest and quickest way to build a boat and in many ways I would agree. It is quite simply a matter of cutting out the plank or panel shapes, stitching it all together loosely and then tightening the stitches to pull the boat into shape. Then comes the gluing (filleting) and taping part of the build which involves mixing up a thick resin/fillet additive to "fillet" the inside joints before turning the boat over, laying fibreglass tape over the outside joints and soaking it in resin. The last part of the build is the fitting out which is adding the seats (thwarts) and trim.

Larger versions of some of the designs below were finished last year and will be added to the fleet portfolio throughout 2017.

 

We have a manual for this method of boat building.  See bottom of page.
 

It details the materials that will be used – plywood, epoxy resin and additives and wood – how to join the sections of planks for larger boats (scarfing), plus notes on design, the tools, workspace and maintenance. Then the manual takes you through a typical build starting with selecting a design, choosing your wood through to cutting out, assembly, gluing and finishing your boat.


RYE BAY 228  Rowing/Motor/Sailing Dinghy

  
   

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.
The Study Plan for this boat is available
 
BasicMaterials Required
for complete hull build
 
2 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m Plywood - 3kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 25m x 100mm FG Tape – 3m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 6 x 2.4m x12mm x 21mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.
 
 

Download/Email- All files downloaded or emailed to your email address given with payment -   £15.00
A3 Paper Plans - 8 x A3 Drawings Sheets with 26 page A4 instructions and other information    -  £25.00

Plans Manual & Full Size Patterns  - 5 x A0 size sheets and instructions for using the patterns plus full build instructions  -      £35.00

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Rye Bay Kits
Plywood Only Kit  -  all planks, bottom panel, frame and transom -  £280.00  including delivery*
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RYE BAY 10 & 12  Rowing/Motor Dinghy

            


THIS DESIGN IS UNDERGOING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE DESIGN
THIS VERSION WILL BE DISCONTINUED WHEN THE UPDATE IS FINISHED

These plans contain both versions

The "RYE BAY 10" is 10' - 0" long with a 5' beam and a dry weight of 85lbs (38kg) for a maximum crew of 3. This results in a much roomier boat for her size. Built from plywood with 9mm bottom panel and 6mm sides, she presents very little extra work than her smaller sister. She can be rowed, motored or sailed but the plans don't detail a sail rig. However, the plans for RYE BAY 7 sail rig are included and a re-sized rig could be adapted to fit this boat. We have been told that a Mirror dinghy mainsail rig was adapted to this design and worked very well. She was originally intended as a motor runabout but would lend herself to sailing as well. There are buoyancy tanks fore and aft detailed in the plans. The pictures show the prototype which is still in use today. It was built with a straight tapered stem but the plans detail the normal RYEBAY stem which could be slightly rounded for a more pleasing look.
 
Basic Materials Required
for complete basic hull
 
3 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m & 2 x 9mm x 2.44m x 1.22m Plywood – 4.5kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 25m x 100mm FG Tape – 3.5m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 10 x 2.4m x12mm x 38mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.
 
 
The "RYE BAY 12" is 12' - 0" long with a 5' - 4" beam and a dry weight of 130lbs (59kg) approx for a maximum crew of 4. Built from plywood with 9mm bottom panel and 6mm sides as with the 10'version, she presents very little extra work than her smaller sister. She can be rowed or motored but the plans don't detail a sail rig as this design was primarily intended as a motor runabout. However, details of how a rig could be adapted to fit this boat are included. A Mirror dinghy rig could be adapted to this design. There are buoyancy tanks fore and aft detailed in the plans. The first boat was built with a straight tapered stem but the plans detail a new stem which takes out the two straight sections and brings the plank panels together giving the stem a rounded curve for a more pleasing look.
 
Basic Materials Required
for complete basic hull
 
4 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m & 2 x 9mm x 2.44m x 1.22m Plywood – 4.5kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 35m x 100mm FG Tape – 3.5m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 10 x 2.4m x12mm x 38mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.
 
 
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A3 Paper Plans - Everything printed out with A4 instructions and A3 scaled drawings making them easier to read (no CD) -       Coming Soon
 

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Kits Rye Bay 10 & 12 - please contact us for prices. 
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Karun Pram 8 Rowing/Motor Dinghy

      

Loa 2.36m (7’ – 9”)
Beam 1.17m (3’ – 10”)
Draft 0.127m (0’ – 5”)
Dry Weight 22kgs (50lbs)
 
Length 7' - 8" Beam 3' - 10" Dry Weight of around 45lbs (21kg). This dinghy was designed as a work horse for my small yacht and I designed it years ago while living on the Isle of Wight. The one I built was used to ferry the crew ashore and then back with provisions, as a leisure sailing dinghy and a platform to carry out repairs while afloat. She was called "Karun" by my daughter so the name stuck but the dinghy served me well. These plans are for the rowing tender. She can be transported on the roof rack of the average family saloon or a small trailer.
She is quite easy to build in 6mm plywood with either 9mm or 12mm transoms depending on use. The plans include general details for adapting a sail rig for completing as a sailing dinghy.
Sail rig plans are now included in the A3 Workshop plans and Full Size Patterns plans.

 
 
Plywood Required
for complete basic hull
 
2 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m & ½ sheet 12mm Plywood - 3kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 25m x 100mm FG Tape – 4m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 6 x 2.4m x12mm x 21mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.
 
Download/Email- All files downloaded or emailed to your email address given with payment -        £12.00

A3 Paper Plans - Everything printed out with A4 instructions and A3 scaled drawings making them easier to read (no CD) -      £20.00

Plans Manual & Full Size Patterns  - Large paper patterns & instructions for using the patterns plus full build instructions  -    £35.00
 
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Karun Pram 11 Rowing/Motor Dinghy



Loa 3.30m (10’ – 10”)
Beam 1.42m (3’ – 10”)
Draft 0.178m (0’ – 7”)
Dry Weight 50kgs (110lbs)
 
We were asked for a larger version of the Karun Pram and had already designed this. As it suited our client's needs, he was able to get started on his project sooner than he expected. He plans to build it sailing dinghy but these plans are only the rowing/motor version.

 PLANS COMING SOON
 
Plywood Required
for complete basic hull
 
3 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m & ½ sheet 12mm Plywood - 3kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 35m x 100mm FG Tape – 4m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 6 x 2.4m x12mm x 21mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.
 
 

 


SERANATA 8 Pram  Rowing/Motor/Sailing Dinghy

     

Loa 2.36m (7’ – 9”)
Beam 1.17m (3’ – 10”)
Draft 0.127m (0’ – 5”)
Dry Weight 20.5kgs (45lbs)
 
We were asked by PSD Boats to design a small dinghy which would take an Optimist rig after their client had his own hull badly damaged in an accident and was left with the rig, dagger board and rudder. They had their own ideas for a design name and the hull shape which had a “V” shaped hull bottom and turned out to be a nice little boat so, we designed a flat bottomed version along the lines of the Rye Bay.
We are building one to try out with our own rig but it won’t be ready till the summer. But the basic rowing dinghy we built from old exterior ply that was used for a partition, worked well enough when rowed and motored with an electric outboard and a small 2hp outboard motor.
We like this little boat and it’s versatility.
You could build the standard boat, fit rowlocks and oars, add an engine plus the sail rig and you have a boat that can be used for just about anything you could want from a boat of this size.
 
The plans for the Seranata Pram are available showing how to build this dinghy to be rowed, motored or sailed and includes the rig plan.
They have more detail than our other standard plans and, therefore, a little more expensive than our standard plans.
 
 
 
Basic Materials Required
for complete basic hull
 
2 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m & ½ sheet 12mm Plywood (transoms) - 3kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 25m x 100mm FG Tape – 3m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 6 x 2.4m x12mm x 21mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.
 
 
Download/Email- All files downloaded or emailed to your email address given with payment -                                                     £15.00
A3 Paper Plans - Everything printed out with A4 instructions and A3 scaled drawings making them easier to read (no CD) -         Coming Soon
Plans Manual & Full Size Patterns  - Large paper patterns & instructions for using the patterns plus full build instructions  -    Coming Soon

 
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CORAL PRAM 238  Rowing/Motor/Sailing Dinghy

          

Loa 2.3m (7' 10")
Beam 1.2m (3' - 11")
Draft 0.14m (0' - 5")
Dry Weight  25kgs ()Rowing Spec.
Maximum Load 227kgs (500lbs)
Crew  2 adults
 
Built in marine plywood and epoxy.
Weight is kept to a minimum without compromising on strength so you get a strong, lightweight and capable little boat.
This is relatively new design but is based on the tried and tested Watch Bell Pram and PSD Boats spent some time developing it. We are now able to add it back to our plans portfolio.
This capable little craft is only 2.3m (7½ feet) long but will carry 2 adults with ease, when rowing or motoring or sailing plus some gear. It might be more comfortable solo when sailing but can still carry two easily. In fact, recently, I took one out with my 11 and 14 year old children for an enjoyable afternoons sailing.
The aft compartment is fitted with a small round watertight hatch as somewhere to keep car keys etc while on the water. Further buoyancy is provided forward and under the side seats or by inflatable bags either side of the dagger board case, the cockpit sides and forward of the mast. All this is detailed in the plans.
This is a Stitch & Tape build. The options for this boat are DIY Plans, Plywood/Epoxy Kit with or without the Sail Package
You can build yours from one of our comprehensive, value for money plans packages.
 
Basic Materials Required
for complete hull
 
2 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m Plywood - 3kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 25m x 100mm FG Tape – 3m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 6 x 2.4m x12mm x 21mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.
 
 
Download/Email- All files downloaded or emailed to your email address given with payment -                                                    £
A3 Paper Plans - Everything printed out with A4 instructions and A3 scaled drawings making them easier to read (no CD) -           £
Plans Manual & Full Size Patterns  - Large paper patterns & instructions for using the patterns plus full build instructions  -     £
 
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PEVENSEY 2.2  Rowing/Motor Dinghy

        

Loa 2.23m (7’ – 4”)
Beam 1.19m (3’ – 11”)
Draft 0.115m (0’ – 4.5”)
Dry Weight 18kgs (40lbs)
 
 
The "PEVENSEY 2.2 takes the place of the older Pevensey 7. It is 7' - 4" long x 3' - 11" wide (maximum) and approximately 40lbs (18kg) dry weight. A lightweight tough little boat with 6mm bottom and 4mm sides or 6mm all round for a tougher though a little heavier boat so she can be built for light use or heavy duty. She will take a small outboard motor (2hp) but performs well with electric and is easy to row with a skeg fitted. She is most at home on sheltered waters (Category “D”) and has found its main use as a tender to a larger, inland waterways craft. Recently, one was given our standard sail rig by a builder who reported it worked well. It has also been used for lake fishing. This boat is light enough to be carried by one person and is easily transported on a roof rack on an average family car. These plans are sent out with the old version drawings so that you can choose to build either, or both.
 
 
 
Basic Materials Required
for complete basic hull
 
2 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m Plywood - 3kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 25m x 100mm FG Tape – 3m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 6 x 2.4m x12mm x 21mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.
 
 
Download/Email- All files downloaded or emailed to your email address given with payment -                                                  £10.00

A3 Paper Plans - Everything printed out with A4 instructions and A3 scaled drawings making them easier to read (no CD) -    £20.00
 
Plans Manual & Full Size Patterns  - Large paper patterns & instructions for using the patterns plus full build instructions  -     £30.00
 
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PEVENSEY 10  Rowing/Motor Dinghy

     

Loa 3.05m (10’ – 0”)
Beam 1.37m (4’ – 6”)
Draft 0.15m (0’ – 6”)
Dry Weight 38.55kgs (85lbs)
 
The "PEVENSEY" 10 is 10' - 0" long and 4' - 6" at its widest point. She will only need 5" of water with an average load of 2 adults, a picnic or fishing gear and a small outboard motor. Her dry weight come out at around 80lbs (36kg) depending on how she is built. Her main use is as a fresh water fishing boat for use on lakes, canals and rivers etc. One was recently built as a picnic boat for use on a canal with canopy fitted too. She is built in 6mm ply to keep weight down and has optional buoyancy built in under each seat. A full length keel strip is fitted to the bottom along with simple timber outer runners to help protect it when beaching. She is easily driven by a small 2hp or 3hp petrol outboard or electric outboard can be fitted for motoring.
Although, on paper, it is possible for this boat to be carried on a roof rack of a larger car, I think she is more easily handled, launched and recovered by trailer.
 
Basic Materials Required
for complete basic hull
 
3 x 6mm & 1 x 12mm x 2.44m x 1.22m Plywood - 3kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 25m x 100mm FG Tape – 3m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 6 x 2.4m x12mm x 21mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.
 
 
Download/Email- All files downloaded or emailed to your email address given with payment -                                                       £12.00
A3 Paper Workshop Plans - Everything printed out with A4 instructions and A3 scaled drawings making them easier to read -       £20.00
Full Size Patterns - A4 printed instructions manual with Full Size paper templates  -                                                                           £35.00
 
 
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NEW  Dunmore 9 Rowing/Motor/Sailing Dinghy



Loa 2.92m (9' - 7")
Beam 1.32m (4' - 4")
Draft 0.175m (0' - 7")
Dry Weight  32kgs (70lbs)Rowing Spec.
Maximum Load 330kgs (725lbs)
Crew  3 adults
 
 
This is the Dunmore 292 which was designed for a father and son to go fishing in. It is a great little dinghy that is happy to be rowed but will take an outboard, either electric or petrol.
It is built using the “Stitch & Tape” method but could be built using “Clinker Ply” although the plans don’t yet detail it. It is not a difficult build and you do end up with a good looking boat.
At the moment, this boat is only available as a DIY Plans Package in download A4 PDF files and the A3 workshop plans but, although the kit has been made up and tested, it won't be available till 2017.
Weight is kept to a minimum without compromising on strength so you get a strong, lightweight and capable little boat that motors nicely to your chosen fishing spot and is then quite comfortable, for a boat of this size, for a days fishing.
This boat has been designed for EU Category "D" use on inland rivers, canals and lakes or sheltered waters.
It is not recommended for use in strong tidal waters.
 
PLANS NOW AVAILABLE
 
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Brede Pram Rowing/Motor Dinghy

  

Loa 2.36m (7’ – 9”)
Beam 1.17m (3’ – 10”)
Draft 0.127m (0’ – 5”)
Dry Weight 20.5kgs (45lbs)
 
THESE PLANS ARE FOR THE "BREDE PRAM". A SMALL, FLAT BOTTOMED, ROWING PRAM DINGHY THAT CAN BE USED FOR FISHING ON THE LOCAL INLAND WATER OR PERHAPS AS A TENDER TO A LARGER BOAT. SHE IS 7’ - 5" IN LENGTH, 3’ - 11" WIDE AND DESIGNED TO BE LIGHT ENOUGH TO BE CARRIED BY ONE PERSON AND TRANSPORTED ON THE ROOF RACK OF ALMOST ANY CAR OR ON A SMALL TRAILER. FOR POWER, AN ELECTRIC MOTOR IS BEST FOR THE WEIGHT HANGING ON THE TRANSOM. THESE PLANS ARE THE BASIC PLANS TO BUILD THE HULL SHELL WITH ONE SEAT.
 
Basic Materials Required
Rowing Version
 
2 x 2.44m x 1.22m sheets of 6mm Plywood (preferably marine grade)
1 x 2.44m x 1.22m sheet of 12mm plywood for transoms and seating etc. (preferably marine grade)
4 x 12mm x 30mm DIY timber or Douglas Fir etc
3kg Epoxy Pack
2ltr Fillet Mix
30m x 100mm Wide Fibre Glass Tape
50 Cable ties
 
 
Download/Email- All files downloaded or emailed to your email address given with payment -                                                 £12.00
A3 Paper Plans - Everything printed out with A4 instructions and A3 scaled drawings making them easier to read (no CD) -       £25.00
 
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PYEFLEET 2.2 Rowing/Motor/Sailing Dinghy

   
  
Length - 7' - 6" (2.3m)
Width -  4' - 0"  (1.22m)
Approximate dry weight of 60lbs (28kg).
Crew - 2/3 Adults
Max Load 500lbs (227kg)
 
The "PYEFLEET 2.2" was the RYE BAY 2.2 MkII with an extra plank but is now a design in it's own right after 15 years. It  is a small but spacious boat with a good carrying capacity and performance. This, the new version has a narrow keel plank and three planks per side. It is still as easy as the original to build but is slightly more work. However, it does produce a better looking and better performing boat. The first plank requires a bend and twist at the stem so it can only be built using 5ply quality marine plywood for the best results.
It can be used as a tender, a work boat, a fishing boat and as a sailing dinghy. It can also take a small outboard motor - 2hp petrol or electric. It does not have built in buoyancy but inflatable buoyancy bags can be fitted fore and aft. You could fit fore and aft bulkheads to provide buoyancy tanks and fit small hatches to them. We can provide the parts for this if required.
Built using the "Stitch & Tape" method of construction, the build takes around 40 hours to complete but has been done in less. Once complete, you row it, motor or sail it!
This boat is easier to build in the more expensive Gaboon (Okoume) 5 ply plywood but can be built using standard marine plywood.
 
These Plans are being fully updated and instructions re-written


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An 11' version of the Pyefleet design is almost complete and expected June 2017


 
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Free Plans  -  RYE BAY Pram 6
 


Despite it's size, it is a great little pram dinghy. The RYE BAY 6 - a small flat bottomed rowing pram dinghy for use perhaps as a small tender or for lake fishing. She is only 6' - 0" long and 3' - 8" wide and designed to be light enough to be easily carried by one person and transported on the roof rack of almost any car. She will take the smallest electric outboard but can be rowed or paddled. Built in buoyancy is under the centre thwart or the alternative full length seat but buoyancy bags could be fitted too. Examples of this boat have been used as maintenance craft for small private lakes or ponds.


Basic Materials Required
Rowing Version
 
2 x 2.44m x 1.22m sheets of 6mm Plywood (preferably marine grade)
1 x 2.44m x 1.22m sheet of 12mm plywood for transoms and seating etc. (preferably marine grade)
4 x 12mm x 30mm DIY timber or Douglas Fir etc
3kg Epoxy Pack
2ltr Fillet Mix
30m x 100mm Wide Fibre Glass Tape
50 Cable ties
 
 
Download/Email- All files downloaded or emailed to your email address given with payment -    £ 5.00

A3 Paper Plans - Everything printed out with A4 instructions and A3 scaled drawings making them easier to read (no CD) -    £ 10.00
 
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PLEASE NOTE!! This boat has been designed for EU Category D use on inland rivers, canals and lakes or sheltered waters.

It is not recommended for use at sea or in strong tidal waters.
 
 
Note: Materials lists are for basic builds with no sheathing or extras accounted for.


 
​If you order and have any problems, please contact us immediately. We don't expect any but just in case. Thank you.

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