Wooden Widget has come through with another nifty design, the Fliptail.
I got started with Benjy’s Origami design, which is a surprisingly stable and versatile little boat. The Fliptail looks to be a lighter design (important in this type of boat), that is still stable and usable.
The secret is now out! Our friend Benjy at Wooden Widget has a new design in his stable. With a Dacron skin stretched over a lightweight frame, it’s billed as the world’s lightest nesting dinghy. The halves nest for storage, and it can be assembled in the water (with you in the boat).
Dane and I built one of the original 8′ folding Origami dinghy’s and had fun with it. Performs well, but is a bit heavy. This design should solve that.
Not only can it be stowed on the smallest of foredecks, or put in the back of the average estate car but it can also take an outboard motor up to 3.3 hp. If you want you can also add a mast and go sailing.
The Stasha sails surprisingly well and is a lot of fun. The Stasha was designed to be easy to build so that anyone can make one regardless of their woodworking experience. All you need are a few basic tools such as a jigsaw and a plane and the confidence to have a go. No specialist tools are needed and even the ribs are formed with just a heat gun.