How to Convert a Row Boat to Sail Boat
These plans are for an add-on dagger board and sail to convert a rowboat to a sailboat.
From the plans:
Equipped with this inexpensive
portable sail rig any rowboat
becomes a sailboat. While dimensions
given in Fig. 2 are for a small
boat having a beam of 4 ft., the
length of the thwart may be varied
to suit the boat at hand.
exception of the rudder and tiller,
which should be made of oak, 3/4 in.
pine will do for the leeboards and
Begin by making the
thwart. Two pieces of 6-in. stock,
cut to the proper length and mitered
22 degrees, are held together
with a notched cleat fastened to
the underside with 1 1/2-in. brass
screws as in Fig. 1. The forward
piece which rests on the breast
hook, is attached to the thwart with
a large T-hinge. The barrel of the
hinge should be fitted with a removable
pin so that the assembly
may be taken apart easily for storing...
Row to Sail Conversion Kit
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