Plans – Geelong

Build Geelong – a 4.7m Outrigger

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.

Specifications - Geelong
  • LOA   (length over all)       = 4.7 m – (15.4ft)
  • Beam main hull (max at handrails) = 700 mm – (28in)
  • Beam assembled = 2.6 m – (8.5ft)
  • Height of sides  = 550 mm – (22in)
  • Estimated weight of boat = 60 kg – (132lbs)   (complete boat including pontoon, mast, sail and x-beams)
  • DWL (designed waterline) = 210mm – (8.2in)  (at the bottom edge of the middway hull sidepanel – chine)
  • Displacement at DWL  = 235 kg – (518lbs)
  • As this is a sailing boat no loading data is required
  • If you intend to use a motor and need data – contact me

Comfortable for 2 people to stretch out, with plenty of freeboard to handle choppy water. The boat is 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. 

Walking to the water the attention is almost overwhelming. You will meet more people than walking your dog.

Rig and Propulsion

Plans include template and elevation drawings for the hull, outrigger, rudder, daggerboard and casing, material list for the major parts and specifications.
The plans package provides all the information you need to build the boat. The suggested rig is a cat rig, as in the photos but you can rig her in different ways, such as gaff-rigged if you prefer.

Electric drive or an outboard motor are also good ways you could power this boat. An electric drive makes for a great fishing boat, quiet and plenty of room to stretch out inside. Her low resistance in the water means your batteries will take you a long way, and if they did die, she is easy to paddle home.

If you do build this boat with the idea of using an electric drive, you can save on making a rudder, mast, sails and daggerboard, although the daggerboard helps if there is wind around. You can steer with the motor instead. CNC files are now available for building Geelong.

Other Boats being built

Here are some photos and video from Ralf, in Cyprus.

Ralf built 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 a Geelong, which you can see here being launched.

Great workmanship, Ralf.

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