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.
Her small cabin has good room to sleep two with a bit of extra space for gear to be stowed and not have to be moved out of the cabin when the sleeping bags are unrolled.
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.
The basic kit is enough to build the bare hull, ready for rollover
The Eider basic hull kit includes 13 sheets of BS1088 marine ply, the construction jig, plans and assembly instructions. It is shipped on a 4' x 8' x 16" pallet weighing 1175#.
This basic hull kit does not include dimensional lumber or plywood for soles or cabin tops, as those are best fit on-site. It also does not include cloth or epoxy, we can provide pricing on request.
| 17ft. 5-3/4in.
| 6ft. 11-1/2 in.
| 1ft. 7-7/8 in.
| 3ft. 1-3/8in.
| 1636 lbs.
|| 12mm marine plywood Stitch and Glue construction
|| 630 lbs.
|| 169 sq. ft.
15.7 sq. meters