My oldest son, Cooper, has a 34ft sailboat and dreams of one day sailing off on the big blue Pacific. He needed a small dingy that would mount on the bow of his boat. So we one afternoon tackled the design of a dingy that would share his life aboard and allow him, his dog, and his gear to be floated to shore on the rare occasions that he hankered a good walk ashore. The ‘Small Fry’ is the result. It fits nicely on the bow of his boat, doesn’t get in the way, is light enough to the lowered over the side without lifting tackle, can be towed if needed, and most importantly, is a good safe boat that his ‘Daddy’ won’t worry about him using when he makes his journey. — Sam Devlin
The Small Fry is available as study and construction plans.
Small Fry Dinghy Specifications
|Length||6 ft. – 11.75 in.|
|Beam||4 ft. – 4 in.|
|Useful Load||250 lbs.|
|Dry Weight||48 lbs.|