You really CAN have it your way.
Designed after 6 years of research and testing to be as simple, rugged, and painless as possible. I will not claim this is an easy boat to build, but I made sure it could be built totally by one person with no assistance at any point. Every step will most likely be fun if you enjoy building things.New Even easier to build, plus many more building options.
The classic hull shape leaves hardly a ripple at 5-6 knots with a 420 pound test load.
Metal hinges or chose a stitched hinge, plus rugged PVC cloth laminated to Dacron.®
The PVC hinge fabric is readily available in any color including metallic and wood grain.
Unique positive locking system joins the transom, skeg, and rear seat into a solid unit.
New a similar system locks the stem to the foredeck on the Flapdoodle III (included).
Solid center seat or a super light weight web seat (do both if you like).
The dagger board box is tilted 15° to the rear to prevent scooping water under power.
Convenient, inexpensive wheeled skeg.
No special tools are required to build the Flapdoodle.
No need to build a form to shape the hull.
No special things to order.
Folds to about 4 1/2" (11.4cm) thick.
Light enough to carry the folded part under one arm.
Length 7'10" (2.4m), Depth 16 1/2" (42cm), Beam 47 1/2" (120cm)
(Some builders make theirs wider and higher by adding 4 inches to each panel)
Modular design can be repaired, modified, or customized easily.Daggerboard or leeboard.
Change the seat or deck width, or shape.
Go for full-featured, or light and simple. (you can add to it later)
Several mast, sail and rigging options included.
New stem design allows mast socket to use zero space when mast is removed.
Need an open hull sometimes? It converts in a few minutes. Maybe build a microcruiser?
You are only limited by your imagination.