With the Polliwog, it is our intention to offer the amateur builder the opportunity to build a lightweight and strong dinghy or tender. Polliwog’s performance is crisp, clean and efficient – you won’t be disappointed. Building the Polliwog can be a wonderful family project or build one with a friend. A minimum of tools are required; plywood scarfing and building molds are not required. Using the latest stitch-and-glue technology, when finished, you have a great boat in need of minimal annual maintenance.
Scan the enclosed materials list and you’ll see this is a quick and thrifty project you can complete in just a few hours with results you can be proud of.
— Sam Devlin
- 2- 4 x 8 sheets of plywood, 1/4″ thick
- 1/2 – 4 x 8 sheet of plywood, 1/2″ thick for longitudinals and stern knees, breast hook and rear bulkhead
- 12- mahogany 1″ x 12″
- 1- gallon epoxy resin
- 1/2- gallon epoxy hardener
- 1- 50 yd. roll 4″ x 8 oz. fiberglass cloth
- 7- yard 38″ x 6 oz. fiberglass cloth
- 2- pounds wood flour
- 2- #4482 Wilcox-Crittenden oarlock sockets
- 2- quarts primer
- 1- pint varnish
- 1- quart enamel
The Polliwog is available as construction plans.
|Length||7 ft. – 6 in.|
|Beam||4 ft. – 1 in.|
|Power||Oars or 2 hp outboard|
|Useful Load||450 lbs.|
|Dry Weight||58 lbs.|