The Eider is a wonderful 17′ 3″ cabin sailboat. It is a great step up in size and function from the 15′ Nancy’s China, yet is still compact and trailerable.
Her small cabin has good room to sleep two with a bit of extra space for gear to be stowed out of the way of your unrolled sleeping bags.
The self-bailing cockpit allows her to live on her mooring throughout our rainy spring and fall (and all-to-often our summers as well).
The kit is assembled inverted over a computer-cut construction frame that indexes the bulkheads at the proper spacing, paralllel, axially-aligned and level. The hull panels are joined end-to-end with our engineered puzzle splices, avoiding the need for fiddly and difficult-to-align scarphing. From this sturdy foundation, you can be sure that you can build an accurate boat.
|| 17ft. 5-3/4in.
|| 6ft. 11-1/2 in.
|| 1ft. 7-7/8 in.
|| 3ft. 1-3/8in.
|| 1636 lbs.
|Hull Plating:||12mm marine plywood Stitch and Glue construction|
|Ballast:|| 630 lbs.
|Sail area:|| 169 sq. ft.
15.7 sq. meters