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Your sailboat fits in your car.

The Tiwal 3 small inflatable sailboat stows in the trunk of your car. It will take you on an ocean of nautical adventures. The weekend promises to be sunny and you’re dreaming of a trip on the water? Are you vacationing by the sea and looking forward to tacking in that windy bay? Your dinghy is in the trunk of your car, so it’s okay, we’ll get you out on the water!

Easily transportable, your boat fits in 2 bags, with an all-up weight of 110 lbs.

Max. load onboard: 2 adults, or 1 adult + 2 kids

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440 lbs onboard

Max. load onboard: 2 adults, or 1 adult + 2 kids.

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The Tiwal 3 is easy to handle and is designed for enjoyment by children and adults sailors alike. Versatile, it is in its element in salt or fresh water and can be sailed in all windspeeds, by a solo sailor or double handed.

Comfortable and secure for beginners to practice on, it is a lively and fast monohull for more seasoned sailors seeking sensations and adventure.

A compact daysailer easily transported

In the trunk of a car or camper van, on the plane, the deck of a yacht or towed behind a bike. Stored in its 2 bags, you can take the ten and a half foot dinghy anywhere, without a trailer, for an evening trip after work or during your holidays!

When not in use, it is discreet, can be tidied away in a closet or (small) corner of the garage.

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A boat that’s 100% fun

The Tiwal 3 brings new ergonomics to sailing dinghies with its inflatable hull (but rigid when under way), its clear deck, simplified controls and finally a boomless sail. The result? Maximum fun for playing with the wind and water. It even has optional foam protectors on the wings for even more comfort when hiking out. It makes both single and double-handed sailing easy and enjoyable.

Innovative concept and premium manufacturing

Cutting edge materials, a rig reduced to the absolute minimum and a good touch of daring!

The Tiwal 3 small sailboat is a revolution in the world of dinghy sailing and is the result of serious engineering and realization.

The frequently rewarded combination of an inflatable hull with an aluminum structure enables the Tiwal 3 to have exceptional rigidity.

With over 2,000 boats sold, the Tiwal 3 dinghy is a tried and tested boat, made in France according to industry standards.

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Technical specs

Mast : carbon C50 16′ 1” – 5 parts

Framework : anodized aluminum

Hull length: 10' 6"

Sail: North Sails Dacron (Dacron, and Monofilm depending on the model)

Blocks : Harken

Boat weight (empty) : 110 lbs

Max load on wings: 1 adult / 242 lbs

Draft : 2' 5"

2 carrying bags : 4′9″ × 16″ × 14″ / 62 lbs each

Tiwal 3 sails

Sail in all weathers

The 75 ft² sail is a powerful mainsail, suitable for one or two adults out in a light to moderate breeze.

The 56 ft² sail is very versatile. It works well for adults sailing in a good breeze, and for the kids in lighter wind conditions.

Lastly, the reefable 75/56 ft² sail is an all-weather mainsail, whose area can be adapted to suit the wind strength. If the weather changes, you just need to make a quick stop on the beach to make your optimal sail area.

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Designed by Reichel/Pugh, the Melges 14 is a modern singlehanded one-design with the ability to sail with two. With its large and open transom, there’s never a need to bail. The carbon mast and boom complement its flexible sail plan with three different size rigs: Gold, Blue and Red. With boats in North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Africa, the Melges 14 is becoming a one-design fleet for the masses. Sailors can order a custom Melges 14 dolly, easily car top it or tow it behind any vehicle. It’s a perfect beach boat, family sailboat or a one-design racing platform.

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Discussion in ' Sailboats ' started by nbehlman , Sep 15, 2019 .


nbehlman Junior Member

I'm looking to design and build a small sailboat for my daughter and I to sail. I would like something that I can throw on top of the car. I had an optimist as a kid, and I'd like to do something that is similar in size and as easy to sail. I find the optimist kind of ugly though, so I'd like to do something more like a catboat. I like the looks of the Cotuit Skiff. I also like to hull lines of this sharpie skiff, though I would prefer to put a gaff rig on it. My main question is: what are the primary considerations in designing such a small sailboat? Things I'm wondering about... Should center of area on the sail be forward or aft of the center of buoyancy? How much sail area should I shoot for? How do I balance the load on the mast with the weight of the people? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!  


messabout Senior Member

Either of these boats will be a bit much to put on the car top. Both of them will be pretty heavy if built to plans. Do yourself a huge favor and buy some plans for a boat that you think you'd like. Build it as the designer intended. You have asked some questions that suggests that you are not yet sufficiently informed to be able to successfully design your own boat. .....The center of effort of the sail has little or nothing to do with the center of buoyancy. It does have some importance in terms of the boats center of lateral resistance. The position of the crew in a small boat will largely determine where the center of buoyancy is located at any instant. A gaff rig is entirely satisfactory but it is not the most efficient sort of sail and not the easiest one to use. Tell us about where and under what conditions you might be sailing, the combined weight of you and your passenger, What kind of speed are you anticipating, Do you want to be able to row the boat some of the time, do you anticipate using a small motor some of the time????? The experienced members here will be pleased to advise and encourage you. Most of them will also urge you, as I have, to buy a simple set of plans and build according to the plans. It is almost a sure thing that you will save money by doing so and you will have a boat of proven ability.  
Messabout, I disagree with your statement that I am "not yet sufficiently informed to be able to successfully design my own boat." My last post (which you commented on) documented the construction of a 14ft jet boat that I designed. I lofted the shape, computed center of buoyancy, center of mass, and did the speed and stability predictions. The boat floats on the waterline I predicted, and achieves 38 mph, the exact top speed I predicted. I wrote all of the code for the predictions myself. I even won "best in show - owner build power boat" at the Mystic Seaport Wooden Boat Show. I think I can handle an 8ft sailing dinghy. I asked about the location of center of buoyancy in relation to center of sail area because I know this is crucial in rocket and aircraft design. Rockets and aircraft are dynamically unstable if the center of lift is forward of the center of mass. I take it this is not a consideration for sailboats. Perhaps the center of area of centerboard and rudder are important relative to the center sail area? I've not found a plan out there that I want to build. I'm going to design my own. I'm just looking to understand the basic design considerations.  


rwatson Senior Member

"the location of center of buoyancy in relation to the center of sail area " I think the real question is the location of the centre of Sail Effort to Centre of Effort of the Hull. Sail Balance https://www.diy-wood-boat.com/sail-balance.html Do it the old-timers way. Cut a 3 foot scale of the underwater hull silhouette out of plywood including the board and rudder extended. Balance it on a straight edge. That will be the Hull Centre of Effort. The Sail Centre of Effort needs to be a bit in front.  


Dolfiman Senior Member

May be this one can inspired you for your design : Kitoo simple, light modern cat-boat proposed for amateur building, can fit for an adult + a kid , light (46 kg) and flat enough for a car top option : caractéristiques du kitoo simple http://kitoo-simple.com/le-kitoo-images-carateristiques/caracteristiques-du-kitoo-simple  
rwatson said: ↑ I think the real question is the location of the centre of Sail Effort to Centre of Effort of the Hull. Sail Balance https://www.diy-wood-boat.com/sail-balance.html Click to expand...
That kitoo looks pretty quick!  
Nbehlman please accept my apologies for questioning your capacity for designing a sail boat. Many people with almost no experience with the fundamentals of boat design post questions here. I made the mistake of presuming that you might be in that category. Your question about center of effort and center of buoyancy led me to that faulty assumption. I am old enough to know that the practice of drawing hasty conclusions is often fraught with embarassment. My bad. Rwatson's link to WoodBoat.com is useful. I have a quarrel with some of the statements made at that site. The quarrel is about the "lead". You are capable of analyzing the forces and resistances of the dynamic actions. Vector analysis ....sort of. When doing so keep in mind that the sail is never in a perfect fore and aft alignment. The CE will move forward as a function of the cosine of the sail angle with respect to the centerline of the boat. If the sail's CE is forward of the boats center of lateral resistance then the boat will try to fall off to leeward. Lee helm is generally a bad idea. An unsafe one in some weather circumstances. Fortunately, the CLR of a very small boat can be moved around by shifting crew weight forward or aft. The boat will need to be designed such that moving the CB and thus the CLR, the boat needs to have had some forethought about the bow and transom immersions at different degrees of trim.  
Messabout, no worries. Thanks for the input. You make a good point that the CE should be adjusted for the sail angle. It seems to me that saying the center of area is the same as the center of pressure is only an approximation. As the sail fills and curves outward, I wonder how that impacts the center of pressure. I will be sure to account for crew weight in my trim and CLR calculations. This is exactly the info I needed.  
If you intend to build a short boat, like an eight footer, hopefully a bit longer, then you have a lot of decisions to make. A pointy little skiff is cute and boatlike. It will however, be quite sensitive to fore and aft trim. A scow or pram will be less so. Alas.... not as elegant a little boat as the pointy skiff. That the appearance of your boat as an object of derision at the yacht club or public venue ought not to much influence your choice of a tiny sailing boat. The PDR for example, is an awful ugly thing but it works amazingly well , is relatively safe, commodious, and easy to build. Your mini Riva is testament to your ability and also suggestive of your tendency to favor elegance. A little sailboat is a whole other ball game. I am thinking of a really small example of an E scow, C scow, M20, or something of that general layout. You have pulled that off with aplomb with the little "gentleman's runabout". I suspect that you can do that with a little sailboat too. I will be interested in the your final design and encourage you no matter what the final decision. Messing about in boats with one's daughter is a credit to a special dad.  


tlouth7 Senior Member

For the avoidance of doubt, the Optimist is a catboat. I do not know the age of your daughter obviously, but a boat that is large enough to be sailed by an adult and child, and yet light enough for one person to lift onto a car, is a difficult thing to achieve. You will have to skimp on the scantlings everywhere you can, which will lead to it not being terribly robust. There are some very nice sprit dinghies that you could emulate: check out skerry and gunning dory. The sprit rig gets you a large sail on short and lightweight spars, especially if you go boomless or sprit-boom. For a lightweight hull you will probably want to use stitch-and-glue or skin-on-frame, there are plenty of resources online to read about these techniques. Prams are often recommended and get you lots of volume and stability in a small footprint, but obviously can be ugly if done wrong.  


OzFred Senior Member

nbehlman said: ↑ I'm looking to design and build a small sailboat for my daughter and I to sail. I would like something that I can throw on top of the car. I had an optimist as a kid, and I'd like to do something that is similar in size and as easy to sail. I find the optimist kind of ugly though, so I'd like to do something more like a catboat. I like the looks of the Cotuit Skiff. Click to expand...


philSweet Senior Member

I don't really want to burst your bubble, but if you don't want a Snark, you don't want a cartopper. The two in your original post would have 500 - 700 pound bare hulls if you hope to carry those rigs, plus you'd need removable ballast. Look at the rigs of any of the 20 or so Snark derivatives over the years. That is the sort of sail plan that a cartopper can cope with (about 45 sq feet, not 145 sq feet) points to consider - Cartopping will add a lot to the weight of the hull over what it requires to be structurally sound as a boat. The loads have nothing in common, so you have to provide structure and hardpoints for both. You not only have to get the thing on and off the car, you have to launch and recover it from the water. So how much weight do you really consider practical even if you can disassemble some of the heavier bits? There's a reason everybody trailers boats like the Sunfish and Laser - they are too much effort to launch and recover as cartoppers. Also, mileage, if you are travelling any distance at all, is much better with a trailer. Unless you have an old DeSoto or 60s Town and Country wagon, your car is probably limited to 75 pounds of weight on the roof. There are a few that are higher, like Range Rover and Hummer. Minivans with factory racks tend to run around 150 pound rating. Obviously, this is a limit you need to work within. And even something as basic as an RS Zest has a bare hull weight of 161 pounds. https://www.rssailing.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/RS-Zest-Learning-02.jpg The sharpie skiff you show appears to displace about 1500 pounds. They are specifically designed to be the best load-carrying form for the dollar. They utterly fail if not carrying a load.  


sharpii2 Senior Member

I am presently building a boat which will weigh about 85 lbs for just the hull. The rig will weigh around 13 lbs, and the rudder and lee board assemblies will probably add another 10 lbs. I designed it to be built with three sheets of 1/4 inch plywood. It will be 3 by 10 ft and 15 inches hull depth. I believe longer and leaner is the way to go, so you don't have to lift the whole thing at once. One end can be lifted and put on top of the vehicle. Then the other end can be lifted and then the whole thing can be slid into place. I will probably have to design a roof cradle for this thing to distribute the load on the thin-sheet metal roof. I'd rather use a trailer, but there is no place to put it.  
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nbehlman said: ↑ I'm looking to design and build a small sailboat for my daughter and I to sail. I would like something that I can throw on top of the car. I had an optimist as a kid, and I'd like to do something that is similar in size and as easy to sail. I find the optimist kind of ugly though, so I'd like to do something more like a catboat. I like the looks of the Cotuit Skiff. View attachment 150127 I also like to hull lines of this sharpie skiff, though I would prefer to put a gaff rig on it. View attachment 150128 My main question is: what are the primary considerations in designing such a small sailboat? Things I'm wondering about... Should center of area on the sail be forward or aft of the center of buoyancy? How much sail area should I shoot for? How do I balance the load on the mast with the weight of the people? Any help is appreciated. Thanks! Click to expand...


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There is no single trimaran that is best for everyone. Where some prefer luxury cruisers for long trips with family and friends, others might opt for a high performance racing tri for thrilling rides at breakneck speeds. With the recent spike in trimaran popularity, these days there is a perfect tri for every sailor. So to help prospective trimaran owners decide which boat is just right for them, we here at WindRider have put together a comprehensive list of the best trimarans on the market today! Read through for simple at-a-glance trimaran comparisons of boats both big and small, exhilarating and relaxing, and for all price points.

Jump to a specific sailing trimaran: Neel Weta Corsair WindRider Dragonfly Catri Astus Hobie Sea Pearl Farrier Sea Cart Multi 23 Triak SeaRail Warren Lightcraft Diam Radikal Challenger

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Known for their award-winning luxury trimarans,   NEEL   is based in La Rochelle, the capital city of sailing in France. NEEL trimarans are built for fast cruising with an average cruising speed of about 10 knots, and are even configured to facilitate that sustained speed under motor propulsion. The NEEL 45 was notably named Cruising World’s Most Innovative Vessel in 2013, and by all accounts is an easy-to-sail, high performance boat that is just plain fun.

At a glance:

Models: NEEL 45, 65

Length: 45’ – 65’

Cost:   $$$$$

Use: Luxury cruiser

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A fan favorite,   Weta trimarans   are fast, stable, and remarkably easy to rig. This single-sailor tri has a capacity of up to three, and the ease with which it can be transported and stored makes this a great, versatile boat for beginners. The Weta was named Sailing World’s 2010 Boat of the Year, and one ride is enough to know why: simply put, the Weta is an absolute ton of fun to sail regardless of skill level.

Models: Weta

Length: 14’5”

Cost:   $$ $$$

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The high-end   Corsair trimaran   definitely holds its own in the categories of versatility, performance, and convenience. Boasting a rigging time of 30 minutes from trailer to sailor ,   the Corsair 42 – whose convenient folding amas makes trailering possible – is a simple option even for single sailors, though cabin space is suitable for two adults. These boats are wicked fast, capable of reaching speeds of 20+ knots, and were made for skilled sailors seeking solid construction and high performance vessels, not for beginners.

Models: Pulse 600, Sprint 750 MKII, Dash 750 MKII, Corsair 28, Cruze 970, Corsair 37, Corsair 42

Length: 19’8” – 37’

Cost:   $$$$ $

Use: Sports cruisers

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Built for the sailor who wants to maximize the joys of sailing while minimizing any hassle, WindRider trimarans are notoriously fast, very safe, and a blast to sail from start to finish. With several models that can hold between 1 and 6 riders, including adaptive designs to allow participation from sailors of all levels of mobility, there’s something to suit every sailor’s needs. The WindRider 17, an exhilarating ride perfect for families or camper sailors, has been known to reach speeds of up to 20mph. This easy day sailor goes from trailer to sailing in under 30 minutes and is sure to fit in perfectly with whatever adventures you have planned.

Models: WR 16, 17, Tango, Rave V

Length: 10’11” – 18’3”

Cost:   $ $$$$

Use: Day sailor

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The Danish-built   Dragonfly   trimarans come in a variety of models ranging from 25’ – 35’, all known for their spry performance, comfortable ride, and ease of use. Every model comes equipped with the unique “SwingWing” feature, a motorized system that can unfold the amas even while the boat is already underway – making it accessible to marinas and slips, and even makes trailering possible. Perfect for those who don’t want to sacrifice their comfort for high performance, the Dragonfly can breeze along at 13 knots while remaining one of the quietest compact cruisers out there.

Models: Dragonfly 25, 28, 32, 35, 1200

Length: 25’ – 39’

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Designed for both safe cruising as well as for high speed racing,   Catri trimarans   will make your day. Especially noteworthy is the Catri 25, a stable yet wildly fast foiling trimaran with accommodations for up to 6 people. With profiles optimized for speeds of 25+ knots when foiling, this is no beginner’s sailboat. The special attention paid to stability in the foil design allows the Catri to be a single sailor vessel, even at foiling speed, with no special physical abilities. Whether you’re taking a small crew for longer rides at shuddering speeds or bringing the whole family along for a shorter, but still thrilling sail, the Catri is truly one of a kind.

Models: Catri 25

Length: 25’

Use: Cruiser/racer

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A popular brand of trimaran in Europe,   Astus   has recently made its way to the US market to the delight of sailors on this side of the pond. Designed to offer maximum pleasure with minimum hassle, all models of Astus trimarans are fast to set up, quick on the water, inherently stable, and always a joy to sail. Their outriggers are mounted on telescopic tubes for easy stowage and towing, and can even be extended and retracted on the water for access to narrow passageways and monohull slips in marinas. With models in all sizes and price points, Astus trimarans are a great option for any sailor.

Models: Astus 16.5, 18.2, 20.2, 22, 24

Cabin: Some models

Length: 16’ – 24’

Use: Sport cruisers


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Great for beginners and adventurers alike, the   Hobie Mirage Adventure Island   series is nothing if not just plain fun. With the option to use as a kayak or as a very basic trimaran, the Hobie is transportable, versatile, unintimidating, lightweight, and wonderfully affordable. The pedal system known as “Mirage Drive” allows a person to pedal the kayak using their legs for an extra kick of movement in slow winds. Amas tuck close to the main hull for docking or car-topping, adding serious ease and convenience to the exhilarating experience of the Hobie.

Models: Hobie Mirage Adventure Island, Mirage Tandem Island

Length: 16’7” – 18’6”

Use: Convertible kayak/trimarans

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Best known for its use in camp cruising excursions, the   Sea Pearl   offers a roomy main hull and particular ability to sail in very shallow waters, making beaching and launching a breeze. The lightweight Sea Pearl trimaran is easy to tow, and the larger-than-expected cabin opens this vessel up for overnight adventures with plenty of storage space. The simple design makes the Sea Pearl notoriously low maintenance, and the ease it takes to rig and sail it add to the overall delight of owning this boat.

Models: Sea Pearl

Length: 21’

Use: Camper cruiser

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Quick, lightweight, roomy, and trailerable,   Farrier trimarans   are made for versatility to fit every sailor’s needs. Different Farrier models are available in plan or kit boat form for those who appreciate building their boat themselves, but of course, also as the full production sail-away boat for the rest of us. Single-handed rigging and launching takes under 10 minutes from start to finish, minimizing hassle and getting you on the water fast. All non-racing Farrier designs use a minimum wind capsize speed of 30 knots or more to ensure safety for all those aboard. Add the roomy cabin and high speed capabilities to the equation and you’ve got a boat that is great fun for everyone.

Models:   F-22, 24, 25, 82, 27, 28, 31, 9A, 9AX, 9R, 32, 33, 33R, 33ST, 36, 39, 41, 44R

Length: 23’ – 39’4”

Cost:   $$$ $$

Use: Sport cruisers/racers

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One of the biggest names in the game,   SeaCart   is internationally noted for its high performance trimarans that far exceed expectations for a production boat of its size. The SeaCart trimaran performs as brilliantly off the water as it does on with its super-light and efficient harbor folding system, making light work of trailering. Notoriously easy to manage and maintain, the SeaCart 26 One Design is the ultimate day racing trimaran, designed for both course and inshore/coastal distance racing. Absolutely worth the international buzz it has garnered, the SeaCart is a thrill from beginning to end.

Models:   SeaCart 26

Length: 26’

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A high performance racer class, the   Multi 23   is a lightweight, powerful trimaran known for its wicked speed of up to 25 knots. Multi trimarans of both available configurations were designed to give beach cat thrills and speed without any of the stability or seaworthy concerns. Open ocean sailing is no issue for the Multi’s big bows, which do their job to keep her stable. Built for sailors with a need for speed, the Multi makes a perfect weekend boat for racers, especially those with a taste for boat camping.

Models:   Multi 23

Length: 23’

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Another dual outrigger sailing kayak/canoe design,   the Triak trimaran   was designed to be effortless and fun, especially for beginners. Paddle the kayak with sails furled, use the foot pedals for an extra kick of momentum, or sail with just the mainsail – the only boat in its class to feature an asymmetrical spinnaker – for exhilarating speeds and a blast on the water. Car-top the Triak anywhere for a quick sail or plan for a week long expedition, but always count on having a great time on this easy little boat.

Models:   Triak

Length: 18’

Use: Convertible kayak/trimaran

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SeaRail trimarans   are known for being affordable, light weight, trailerable trimarans that offer the perfect combination of exciting and relaxing experiences to a wide range of sailors. Whether it’s day sailing with your family, resort or camper sailing, SeaRail trimarans are ideal leisure vessels. Leave the hassle to the other boats – the SeaRail takes you from trailer to sailor in 15 minutes. But don’t let its reputation as a leisure tri fool you: if speed is what you want, rest assured that the SeaRail can deliver that as well.

Models:   SeaRail 19


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Warren Lightcraft trimarans , another example of a convertible kayak-to-sailboat option, are known for their aesthetically pleasing designs that are also, as the name implies, very light for simple transportation and ease of use. Convert the kayak into a fast, high performance sailboat in just minutes, fly around on the waves all day long, then simply car-top the 68lb Warren for a maximum enjoyment, low-hassle day on the water. Perfect for sailors and paddlers of all skill levels, the Warren Lightcraft is the best of both worlds and an absolute joy to sail.

Models:   Warren Lightcraft

Length: 15’6”

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Built strictly with racing in mind,   the Diam 24   is a light, powerful one-design class trimaran and a notoriously exceptional performer. Boasting blistering speeds of up to 30 knots, Diam trimarans are not intended for beginners. For racers who crave the very best in terms of intense speeds, smooth handling and impeccable performance, the Diam is the red-hot one-design racing tri for you.

Models:   Diam 24

Length: 24’

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For the sailor who prefers the finer things in life, the   Radikal 26   delivers. Perfect for bringing the whole family out for a day on the water, this high performance, trailerable sailing trimaran strikes the most luxurious balance between quicksilver speeds and a smooth, comfortable ride. The Radikal 26 trimaran is as convenient to transport and set up as it is pleasant to sail, with a folding system that minimizes rigging hassle and also makes this a trailerable tri. Built for a fast and comfortable sail rather than a hold-onto-your-seats thrill, one-the-water safety and overall pleasure makes the Radikal 26 what it is.

Models:   Radikal 26

Use: Sport cruiser

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A solidly-built, single-handed trimaran, the Challenger also doubles as an adaptive design – meaning it is made to accommodate sailors of all levels of physical mobility. Best suited to lakes, the Challenger is a very safe, seaworthy boat for sailors of all ages and experience levels. Add to this the ease of owning, transporting and maintaining the Challenger trimaran and what you get is a simple, fun sailboat perfect both for beginners and those seeking a cheap thrill alike.

Models:   Challenger

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5 car toppers ideal for your next extended road trip

Want a boat but don't want it bumping the caravan or camper off the back of the car here are a few options..

Thanks to the coronavirus, overseas holidays are shot for a few years. That means you’re probably hard at it planning that next big road trip. Only this time it’s not just the caravan you want to tag along; it’s also time to slot a car topper boat into the equation.

Car toppers are a great option for anyone wanting to do an extended trip with the caravan in tow. Rooftop systems these days are fast and easy, meaning that unused roof space on the tow vehicle is ripe for carrying a dinghy. 

So, what’s the biggest and best you can go when hunting around to source a car-top traveller so that the adventure doesn’t have to end where the bitumen does and the water laps the shore?

We’ve capped our choices at less than 90kg – just below the weight rating of most roof rack systems – to account for the mass of the rack system you’ll need to carry it.

Compact camper trailers are also more frequently being built to carry a small boat, so you may not even need to put a boat on top of your car..

Makocraft X-Lite

This is an unusual inclusion, as the Makocraft X-Lite is the only fibreglass car topper here .

The Makocraft X-Lite is built specifically as a car-topper using a resin-infusion process that draws the resin through the glass fibres. That allows Makocraft to build boats with a stronger yet thinner layer of fibreglass than if they were built using traditional boatbuilding methods. 

Makocraft claims the benefit of its X-Lite is that owners do not need to make any compromise to stability, ride, space or storage like they would need to with other car toppers.

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Other benefits include stainless steel fittings, a small forward casting deck with underfloor storage, a non-skid Flowcoat finish to the floor, and a complex hull shape with a reversed chine that pressed aluminium just can’t replicate.

It even has a separate draining anchor locker in the forepeak. There’s also foam flotation built in under the across-thwarts bench seats and under the floor.

Makocraft also builds alloy dinghies; the closest we have to the X-Lite is a shorter but slightly heavier Makocraft HD 371.

PLUS: Lots of waterline for weight; best passenger capacity; forward casting deck; separate anchor well; more flotation; best horsepower rating MINUS: Short warranty

Specifications Model: Makocraft X-Lite Weight: 80kg Length: 4.1m Beam: 1.8m Engine: 20hp (max) Passengers: 4 Warranty: 1 year  (std)

Savage 375 Raptor Extreme

The Savage 375 Raptor Extreme is built to handle everything you can throw at it , including off-road adventuring.

Built from 1.6mm clinker-style pressed plate, it’s a vee-nosed boat featuring a reversed chine that runs right to the bow stem to help deflect spray.

Standard features include an anchor gusset up front, although it drains into the bilge, rowlock mounts, two alloy handles on the transom and bow, and flotation under the cross-thwarts bench seats.

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However, you’re going to have to pay extra for a carpeted floor that adds weight, and an alloy cleat to connect the anchor to the boat isn’t fitted as standard. Side rails are available, but only as short bow and aft rails, and not continuous – which would make car topping easier.

PLUS: Simple, frill-free boat; bow and transom handles standard; long warranty MINUS: No continuous rail option; lacks dry storage; optional floor adds cost and weight; lower passenger limit; low horsepower rating

Specifications Model: Savage 355 Raptor Extreme Weight: 84kg Length: 3.6m Beam: 1.6m Alloy: 1.6mm (bottom, top, transom) Engine: 10hp (max) Passengers: 2 Warranty: 5 years (std)

Quintrex F370 Outback Explorer 

The Quintrex F370 Outback Explorer is a little longer with a bit less beam than other options here, so is better for rooftop applications where width is an issue.

The boat sits on Quintrex’s “Eclipse” hull with a greater deadrise than rivals, making it better suited to covering ground than some rivals , and better in the rough stuff.

It’s a real no-frills package, featuring cross-thwart seats, two bow and transom handles, row lock mounts, and a glovebox for storing small items.

But once again it only has a gusset in the forepeak for storing an anchor, you need to put your hand into your pocket for a bow cleat on which to tie off the rode, and the optional flooring adds more weight.

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There’s no continuous rail option for the topdecks to help the boat slide onto a rack, just short bow and aft rails.

However, if needed, you can ask Quintrex to up the 1.6mm alloy used to build the boat’s bottom up to 2.0mm, adding durability.

The hull’s warranty only comes in at three years.

PLUS: Better at speed and in the rough stuff; narrower beam; good horsepower and passenger rating; can option heavy-duty bottoms MINUS: No self-draining anchor locker; optional floor adds cost and weight; limited warranty

Specifications Model: Quintrex F370 Outback Explorer Weight: 81kg Length: 3.8m Beam: 1.5m Alloy: 1.6mm (bottom, top, transom); 2mm (bottom, opt) Engine: 20hp (max) Passengers: 3 Warranty: 3 years (std)

Anglapro CT354 Core

Anglapro builds two car topper models as part of its Core range of basic boats, one measuring 3.1 metres and the other 3.5.

The larger Anglapro CT354 Core is a vee-nosed punt, meaning it carries its beam quite a way forward. This greatly increases the boat’s stability at rest compared with a more traditionally styled hull – great for fishing – but means the boat will be thrown around more in rougher weather.

It has an anchor tray up forward rather than a locker, and dry storage isn’t really a thing. 

Standard equipment includes bow and transom handles, rowlock mounts, foam-filled cross-thwart seats to help with flotation, and reinforced transom corners.

Anglapro is the only one of this group to give the option of a 500gph bilge pump as a back-up to a hand bailer. However, that means you’re going to have to pack a battery to power it.

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No bow cleat is offered, and you’ll need to dip into your pocket to add a carpeted floor that also adds weight.

But it does have a very narrow beam compared with other boats here, so if size is a problem, this could be the solution.

PLUS: Built specifically as a car topper; lightweight option; better at-rest stability; optional bilge pump MINUS: Low horsepower rating; shorter waterline limits passengers; not much warranty; shelf for anchor; lacks bow cleat option

Specifications Model: Anglapro Core CT304 Weight: 74kg Length: 3.5m Beam: 1.4m Alloy: 1.6mm (bottom, top, transom) Engine : 10hp (max) Passengers: 2 Warranty: 1 year (std)

Stacer 369 Seasprite

The Stacer Seasprite range is unashamedly a range of cheap, no-frills tinnies .

The Stacer 369 Seasprite lives up to that ethos, but lacks for little among this company – the only real difference is that it has a single handle on the bow compared with two for other alloy rivals.

In some ways this is an advantage; it gives you somewhere to tie off the anchor rode, so doubles as a cleat. However, as it sits proud of the forepeak, it could also snag on a car topper frame. However, you do get a folding cleat, which no other boat here offers.

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Otherwise, there’s a simple anchor shelf forward, rowlock mounts, a glovebox for small items, and cross-thwart bench seats.

The maximum engine rating is a little on the low side, but the benefit is that the Stacer 369 Seasprite is rated for three passengers. 

Side rails are available as an option.

PLUS: Lighter weight for waterline length; good passenger rating; folding cleat a nice touch; okay warranty MINUS: Down on horsepower rating; forward carry handle protrudes up; no dry storage; anchor well rains internally

Specifications Model: Stacer 369 Seasprite Weight: 80kg Length: 3.7m Beam: 1.6m Alloy: 1.6mm (bottom, top, transom) Engine: 15hp (max) Passengers: 3 Warranty: 2 years (std)

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10 Best Small Sailboats (Under 20 Feet)

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December 28, 2023

Compact, easy to trailer, simple to rig, easy to maintain and manage, and affordable, the best small boats all have one thing in common: they offer loads of fun while out there on the water.

So whether you're on a budget or just looking for something that can offer ultimate daytime rides without compromising on safety, aesthetic sensibilities, alternate propulsion, and speed, the best small sailboats under 20 feet should be the only way to go.

Let's be brutally honest here; not everyone needs a 30-foot sailboat to go sailing. They come with lots of features such as electronics, entertainment, refrigeration, bunks, a galley, and even a head. But do you really need all these features to go sailing? We don't think so.

All you need to go sailing is a hull, a mast, rudder, and, of course, a sail. And whether you refer to them as daysailers, trailerable sailboats , a weekender sailboat, or pocket cruisers, there's no better way to enjoy the thrills of coastal sailing than on small sailboats.

There are a wide range of small boats measuring less than 20 feet available in the market. These are hot products in the market given that they offer immense thrills out on the sea without the commitment required to cruise on a 30-footer. A small sailboat will not only give you the feel of every breeze but will also give you the chance to instantly sense every change in trim.

In this article, we'll highlight 10 best small sailboats under 20 feet . Most models in this list are time-tested, easy to rig, simple to sail, extremely fun, and perfect either for solo sailing or for sailing with friends and family. So if you've been looking for a list of some of the best small sailboats , you've come to the right place.

So without further ado, let's roll on.

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The Marlow-Hunter 15 is not only easy to own since it's one of the most affordable small sailboats but also lots of fun to sail. This is a safe and versatile sailboat for everyone. Whether you're sailing with your family or as a greenhorn, you'll love the Hunter 15 thanks to its raised boom, high freeboard, and sturdy FRP construction.

With high sides, a comfortable wide beam, a contoured self-bailing cockpit, and fiberglass construction, the Hunter 15 is certainly designed with the novice sailor in mind. This is why you can do a lot with this boat without falling out, breaking it, or capsizing. Its contoured self-baiting cockpit will enable you to find a fast exit while its wide beam will keep it steady and stable no matter what jibes or weight shifts happen along the way.

This is a small sailboat that can hold up to four people. It's designed to give you a confident feeling and peace of mind even when sailing with kids. It's easy to trailer, easy to rig, and easy to launch. With a price tag of about $10k, the Hunter 15 is a fun, affordable, and versatile boat that is perfect for both seasoned sailors and novices. It's a low-maintenance sailboat that can be great for teaching kids a thing or two about sailing.

Catalina 16.5


Catalina Yachts are synonymous with bigger boats but they have some great and smaller boats too such as Catalina 16.5. This is one of the best small sailboats that are ideal for family outings given that it has a big and roomy cockpit, as well as a large storage locker. Designed with a hand-laminated fiberglass sloop, the Catalina 16.5 is versatile and is available in two designs: the centerboard model and the keel model.

The centerboard model is designed with a powerful sailplane that remains balanced as a result of the fiberglass centerboard, the stable hull form, and the rudder. It also comes with a tiller extension, adjustable hiking straps, and adjustable overhaul. It's important to note that these are standard equipment in the two models.

As far as the keel model is concerned, this is designed with a high aspect keel as the cast lead and is attached with stainless steel keel bolts, which makes this model perfect for mooring or docking whenever it's not in use. In essence, the centerboard model is perfect if you'll store it in a trailer while the keel model can remain at the dock.

All in all, the Catalina 16.5 is one of the best small sailboats that you can get your hands on for as low as $10,000. This is certainly a great example of exactly what a daysailer should be.


There's no list of small, trailerable, and fun sailboats that can be complete without the inclusion of the classic Hobie 16. This is a durable design that has been around and diligently graced various waters across the globe since its debut way back in 1969 in Southern California. In addition to being durable, the Hobie 16 is trailerable, great for speed, weighs only 320 pounds, great for four people, and more importantly, offers absolute fun.

With a remarkable figure of over 100,000 launched since its debut, it's easy to see that the Hobie 16 is highly popular. Part of this popularity comes from its asymmetric fiberglass-and-foam sandwiched hulls that include kick-up rudders. This is a great feature that allows it to sail up to the beach.

For about $12,000, the Hobie 16 will provide you with endless fun throughout the summer. It's equipped with a spinnaker, trailer, and douse kit. This is a high-speed sailboat that has a large trampoline to offer lots of space not just for your feet but also to hand off the double trapezes.

Montgomery 17


Popularly known as the M-17, The Montgomery 17 was designed by Lyle C. Hess in conjunction with Jerry Montgomery in Ontario, California for Montgomery Boats. Designed either with keel or centerboard models, the M-17 is more stable than most boats of her size. This boat is small enough to be trailered but also capable of doing moderate offshore passages.

This small sailboat is designed with a masthead and toe rail that can fit most foresails. It also has enough space for two thanks to its cuddly cabin, which offers a sitting headroom, a portable toilet, a pair of bunks, a DC power, and optional shore, and a proper amount of storage. That's not all; you can easily raise the deck-stepped mast using a four-part tackle.

In terms of performance, the M-17 is one of the giant-killers out there. This is a small sailboat that will excel in the extremes and make its way past larger boats such as the Catalina 22. It glides along beautifully and is a dog in light air, though it won't sail against a 25-knot wind, which can be frustrating. Other than that, the Montgomery 17 is a great small sailboat that can be yours for about $14,000.

Norseboat 17.5


As a versatile daysailer, Norseboat 17.5 follows a simple concept of seaworthiness and high-performance. This small sailboat perfectly combines both contemporary construction and traditional aesthetics. Imagine a sailboat that calls itself the "Swiss Army Knife of Boats!" Well, this is a boat that can sail and row equally well.

Whether you're stepping down from a larger cruiser or stepping up from a sea kayak, the unique Norseboat 17.5 is balanced, attractive, and salty. It has curvaceous wishbone gaff, it is saucy, and has a stubby bow-sprit that makes it attractive to the eyes. In addition to her beauty, the Norseboat 17.5 offers an energy-pinching challenge, is self-sufficient, and offers more than what you're used to.

This is a small, lightweight, low-maintenance sailboat that offers a ticket to both sailing and rowing adventures all at the same time. At about 400 pounds, it's very portable and highly convenient. Its mainsails may look small but you'll be surprised at how the boat is responsive to it. With a $12,500 price tag, this is a good small sailboat that offers you the versatility to either row or sail.


If you've been looking for a pocket cruiser that inspires confidence, especially in shoal water, look no further than the Sage 17. Designed by Jerry Montgomery in 2009, the Sage 17 is stable and should heel to 10 degrees while stiffening up. And because you want to feel secure while sailing, stability is an integral feature of the Sage 17.

This is a sailboat that will remain solid and stable no matter which part of the boat you stand on. Its cabin roof and the balsa-cored carbon-fiber deck are so strong that the mast doesn't require any form of compression post. The self-draining cockpit is long enough and capable of sleeping at 6 feet 6 inches.

The Sage 17 may be expensive at $25k but is a true sea warrior that's worth look at. This is a boat that will not only serve you right but will also turn heads at the marina.    


Having been chosen as the overall boat of the year for 2008 by the Sailing World Magazine, the Laser SB3 is one of the coolest boats you'll ever encounter. When sailing upwind, this boat will lock into the groove while its absolute simplicity is legendary. In terms of downwind sailing, having this boat will be a dream come true while it remains incredibly stable even at extraordinary speed.

Since its debut in 2004, the Laser SB3 has surged in terms of popularity thanks to the fact that it's designed to put all the controls at your fingertips. In addition to a lightweight mast, its T- bulb keel can be hauled and launched painlessly. For about $18,000, the Laser SB3 ushers you into the world of sports sailing and what it feels to own and use a sports boat.


As a manufacturer, Fareast is a Chinese boat manufacturer that has been around for less than two decades. But even with that, the Fareast 18 remains a very capable cruiser-racer that will take your sailing to the next level. In addition to its good looks, this boat comes with a retractable keel with ballast bulb, a powerful rig, and an enclosed cabin.

Its narrow design with a closed stern may be rare in sailboats of this size, but that's not a problem for the Fareast 18. This design not only emphasizes speed but also makes it a lot easier to maintain this boat. Perfect for about 6 people, this boat punches above its weight. It's, however, designed to be rigged and launched by one person.

This is a relatively affordable boat. It's agile, safe, well-thought-out, well built, and very sporty.


If you're in the market looking for a small sailboat that offers contemporary performance with classic beauty, the Paine 14 should be your ideal option. Named after its famous designer, Chuck Paine, this boat is intentionally designed after the classic Herreshoff 12.5 both in terms of dimensions and features.

This is a lightweight design that brings forth modern fin keel and spade rudder, which makes it agile, stable, and faster. The Paine 14 is built using cold-molded wood or west epoxy. It has varnished gunnels and transoms to give it an old-time charm. To make it somehow modern, this boat is designed with a carbon mast and a modern way to attach sails so that it's ready to sail in minutes.

You can rest easy knowing that the Paine 14 will not only serve you well but will turn heads while out there.


Many sailors will attest that their first sailing outing was in a Lido 14. This is a classic sailboat that has been around for over four decades and still proves to be a perfect match to modern small boats, especially for those still learning the ropes of sailing.

With seating for six people, the Lido 14 can be perfect for solo sailing , single-handed sailing, or if you're planning for shorthanded sailing. While new Lido 14 boats are no longer available, go for a functional used Lido 14 and you'll never regret this decision. It will serve you well and your kids will probably fall in love with sailing if Lido 14 becomes their main vessel during weekends or long summer holidays.

Bottom Line

There you have it; these are some of the best small sailboats you can go for. While there are endless small sailboats in the market, the above-described sailboat will serve you right and make you enjoy the wind.

Choose the perfect sailboat, invest in it, and go out there and have some good fun!

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Transporting a sailboat is a major sailor problem that landlubbers never even think about. But it’s a problem any sailor has to deal with. Trailers are fine for medium-sized boats while car-topping is an equally good option for smaller ones. Car-topping depends on bot the size of your boat and that of your car.

The number of sailboats you can cartop is limited. The Laser and Sunfish are the most popular cartoppable sailboats. They’re small enough to fit on the roof of most standard cars and light enough to be hoisted up there by one or two people.

Best Car-topping sailboat

The best cartopping sailboat is a tie between the Laser and the Sunfish. Both dinghies are extremely popular and come standardized with interchangeable rigs. They’re fairly small with a length of thirteen feet nine inches and a beam of four feet. The Sunfish weighs 120 lbs while the Laser is only 10 pounds heavier.

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Their relatively small size and low weight mean they can be carried on the roof of many ordinary cars without any extensive modifications besides the addition of a roof rack. Cartopping is usually merely a matter of hoisting the boat onto the roof and securing it with straps.

Cartopping has some advantages over other boat hauling methods like trailers, for example. You don’t need to worry about your boat getting dented when it’s hit by other cars or when it hits other obstacles if you veer too hard for instance. There is also the advantage of not having to worry about the towing capacity of your car. A vast majority of vehicles have a roof load capacity of at least 165 lbs. Carrying a 130-pound sailboat shouldn’t pose any problems.

In addition to the Laser and Sunfish, other small sailboats and kayaks of comparable size (14 feet or thereabouts) and weight are just as easy to cartop. At this point, the Laser is more of a design standard than a brand anyway.

How do you cartop a sailboat?

You start by removing the mast, rigging, and all the other accessories, leaving only the hull. These should be stored separately, preferably in a single bag. You then hoist the hull onto the roof of your car, facedown. 

Without tools, this can be a two-person job. But you can still do it alone if the boat isn’t too heavy. But the most energy-efficient way is to just slide the boat onto the roof instead of hoisting it above your head.

There are other simple caveats, mostly common sense. You need to pack your car somewhere that allows you to safely load and unload your boat. A crowded parking lot or a cliffside, for example, wouldn’t be ideal.

Can you cartop a boat by yourself?

Yes. this can be accomplished by simply lifting the boat and placing it on the roof, sliding it, or by the use of simple inexpensive tools.

Cartopping methods

Single-handed lifting.

A man single-handedly sliding a boat onto a roof rack.

This is the easiest and requires no additional equipment. As long as you have a roof rack with a crossbar, you’re good to go. You lift the boat, bow first, and lean it against the roof of your car so it forms a ramp. You have to anchor the stern so it doesn’t slide. You then move over to the stern and just slide the boat onto the roof before securing it with straps. 

The ladder method

A man loading a boat onto a roof by use of a ladder

This method is best suited to heavier boats. It requires the attachment of a removable ladder onto your roof rack. You use the ladder as an inclined plane and slide the boat up it.

The pipe technique

You can use the pipe method if the bars of your roof rack are round and hollow. It involves attaching two pipes to the roof rack and using them as an inclined plane on which you can slide your boat. More advanced methods use ropes and a winch. This allows you to slide the boat up the pipes by just turning a crank as demonstrated below:

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Securing your boat

Strapping your boat onto the roof rack and centering it on the bars for an even distribution of weight is common sense enough but there are other additional methods of protecting it.

Orient it facing forward – The front of the boat should face the front of the car just like it does in the water. This takes advantage of aerodynamics to reduce drag.

Load it upside down – This prevents dents on the hull.

Pad the touchpoints – Placing foam padding where the boat comes into contact with the rack prevents your boat from getting a small dent every time you hit a bump on the road. This is especially important if you aren’t loading your boat upside down. You can skip the whole headache by just getting a rack with padded bars.

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    Bag for car topping and storing the sail and all the poles (mast, boom and top spar) for Super Snark, Sunflower, Sea Skimmer. Mast Extension for More Headroom under the Boom. Slip this on top of your Super Snark mast and get 6 inches more headroom under the boom! Also see Adjustable Mast Extension for same or greater mast height increase.

  3. Tiwal 3 Small Sailboat

    Your dinghy is in the trunk of your car, so it's okay, we'll get you out on the water! 2 bags. Easily transportable, your boat fits in 2 bags, with an all-up weight of 110 lbs. 440 lbs. Max. load onboard: 2 adults, or 1 adult + 2 kids. 20 minutes…. To assemble your Tiwal 3.

  4. Best Car-topping sailboat? : r/sailing

    The Super Snark is like a Sunfish but weight of Hull is 43 lbs. Entire rig is 50 lbs. Not as rugged as a Sunfish but half as light. Snarks (especially the Super Snark or Sunflower) rock. Two people can load it on most any car with a rack. They won't sink. You can order all the parts for them, see below.

  5. Melges 14

    With boats in North America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Africa, the Melges 14 is becoming a one-design fleet for the masses. Sailors can order a custom Melges 14 dolly, easily car top it or tow it behind any vehicle. It's a perfect beach boat, family sailboat or a one-design racing platform.

  6. How to cartop a Sunfish

    Loading a Sunfish sailboat onto the top of a vehicle. Not for the weak!

  7. Cartop Sailboat

    A Sabot is the required length (2.4m) and just the hull weighs 43kg. Add a small trolly and it would be over 50kg. An Optimist is a little smaller (2.18m) and 35kg. It's not all about weight, the size and shape make them difficult to lift and place on a roof rack, even harder in a breeze or uneven ground.

  8. The Complete List of Trimarans

    Convert the kayak into a fast, high performance sailboat in just minutes, fly around on the waves all day long, then simply car-top the 68lb Warren for a maximum enjoyment, low-hassle day on the water. Perfect for sailors and paddlers of all skill levels, the Warren Lightcraft is the best of both worlds and an absolute joy to sail. At a glance:

  9. Suggestions for a simple car top sailboat? : r/boatbuilding

    1. Guygan • 2 yr. ago. A 2 person boat that's safe for open water will not easily fit on top of your car. Even if it fit, you'd need 4 people to get it up there. 3. start3ch • 2 yr. ago. Definitely look at skin on frame: there's a bunch of plans on gentry custom boats, or the duckworks store. 2. Jamesbarros • 2 yr. ago.

  10. 5 car toppers ideal for your next extended road trip

    The Makocraft X-Lite is built specifically as a car-topper using a resin-infusion process that draws the resin through the glass fibres. That allows Makocraft to build boats with a stronger yet thinner layer of fibreglass than if they were built using traditional boatbuilding methods. Makocraft claims the benefit of its X-Lite is that owners do ...

  11. Cartop sailboats and sailing kayaks : r/sailing

    If I needed a car top sail boat again I would consider a laser 2 (has a jib), or some other dinghy. Worth mentioning: 65lbs is a bit heavy for a kayak, and somewhat surprisingly it doesn't say how long the boat is. The mast doesn't seem very tall. The sails and hardware otherwise seem to be good.

  12. Car topping the Sunfish, Suggestions Please

    With the boat next to the car (bow forward and upside down), lift the bow off the ground and onto the pipe. Then lift the stern and place it all the way onto the rear rack. Then lift the bow over onto the rack. Remove pipe and store in car (you don't want it sliding out into someone's windshield). Tie down boat.

  13. 10 Best Small Sailboats (Under 20 Feet)

    Catalina 16.5. jlodrummer. Catalina Yachts are synonymous with bigger boats but they have some great and smaller boats too such as Catalina 16.5. This is one of the best small sailboats that are ideal for family outings given that it has a big and roomy cockpit, as well as a large storage locker.

  14. Used Car Top / Lightweight dinghy or cat for 2-3 adults

    I appreciate the advice and realize I am asking for a lot. However I disagree that a 2 person car top sailboat is 'dreaming'. The Aqua Finn, RS Quba, Hartley 10, Escape Captiva, Escape Rumba, and tons of sailing dinghies have hull weights of 130 lbs or less and can transport 300-400 lbs (some with a larger performance penalty than others).

  15. Cartop Sailboat

    Best Car-topping sailboat. The best cartopping sailboat is a tie between the Laser and the Sunfish. Both dinghies are extremely popular and come standardized with interchangeable rigs. They're fairly small with a length of thirteen feet nine inches and a beam of four feet. The Sunfish weighs 120 lbs while the Laser is only 10 pounds heavier.

  16. Backyard Boats

    NEW CARTOP SAILBOATS For more information on listed boats call toll free 1(800)227-6132 or e-mail [email protected]. Please include model and length of boat, as well as your name and address. We will respond to all inquiries as soon as possible!!! ... Laser is the choice of many top sailors and sailing programs. Laser was chosen as the ...

  17. How to Car Top a Boat

    This video provides one method of car topping a boat. The boat is a 12 foot aluminum smokercraft rowboat with detachable wheels. Load it up, tie it down, a...

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  19. Smolensk Fortress

    Aug 2015. Astonishing building, lasting 6 kilometers, standing here for almost 4 centuries. Was build by efforts of all cities of Russia, suffered a lot of wars (with Poland, Napoleon invasion and second World War) and still alive. You can climb on some towers and walls to see amazing landscapes and feel youself old-time strelez, defending the ...

  20. The current playerbase trying to get Smolensk. : r/WorldOfWarships

    Animals and Pets Anime Art Cars and Motor Vehicles Crafts and DIY ... JB is a great boat. Smolensk is still, ostensibly, better. ... warspite, texas, and graf spee. Learning still so far, my best success is the scharnhorst, its a lot of fun, really goes with my get in close fighting playstyle, my t5 german bb rn just gets penned bow in and the ...

  21. Smolensk to Moscow

    Tickets cost RUB 2300 - RUB 4700 and the journey takes 5h 26m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Avtovokzaly.ru operates a bus from Smolensk to Severnye Vorota Bus Terminal 4 times a day. Tickets cost RUB 1000 - RUB 1700 and the journey takes 6h 30m. Train operators. Belarusian Railway (BCh)