Plans – Geelong
A multihull yacht you can park in your garage. Narrow enough to walk along the footpath to the water.
10 minutes to assemble, and you are off sailing, taking your wheels with you. With tons of room inside for food, clothing and fishing gear, this boat is ideal for a day on the water.
Comfortable for 2 people to stretch out, and plenty of freeboard to handle choppy water. This boat is so easily driven, with a few strokes of a paddle she will coast for hundreds of metres. And, with the slightest of breeze you are off sailing.
The video on the left gives you a good idea of how easily she moves. And you will never be on your own when you get her out. She turns heads every time I walk her to the water, even catching the eye of the local newspaper (see above).
Rigging and Propulsion
Plans include all template and elevation drawings for the hull, outrigger, rudder, daggerboard and casing — material list for the major parts and specifications.
The plans package provide all the information you need to build the boat, except for the Rig. What sails you use and how you rig the boat is left to your discretion.
Rigging – Geelong can be rigged as follows
NOTE – if you build the boat for electric drive, you can save yourself the building of a rudder, mast & sails and daggerboard, although the daggerboard helps if there is wind around. You don’t even need the kick up transom. You can steer with the motor, depending on the setup. Used in this way you have a boat you can build much quicker.
Other Boats being built
Here are some photos and video from Ralf, in Cyprus.
He has done a great job, building in a makeshift extension to his house, under tarps to give himself room to build, not just one but two boats. Starting with a Tewantin, and then onto a Geelong, which you can see here being launched.
Great workmanship, Ralf.
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