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Blivit 13™
 
Dan Segal sails a Blivit 13 with Jiffy-Sail
 
 
Plans: $99
Partial Kit: $195
 
   
 
Specifications
LOA: 13'   Shape: Vee Bottom, hard chine, 59° topside flare
Weight: 60 lbs. (hull)   Keel: 7° deadrise
Beam: 4' 10"   Sail Area: 73 sq. ft.
Amidship: 17½"   Capacity: 700 lbs.
      Building time: 200 hrs est.
 
     
 

The main idea of this rig is performance with simplicity. The mast is stepped in a loose socket, like a universal joint, to facilitate adjustability. The rigging wire is set up with Dacron lanyard tails, which are secured to the gunwales, eliminating chain plates.

The hard chined plywood bottom is fairly easy to build with the exception of the forefoot that takes a mighty twist for a fine entry. The original boat was built with Luan underlayment. Because of the declining quality of the stuff I suggest using marine grade Occume (Gaboon). The forefoot should be two layers of 1/8" laminated.

The frames and gunwales consist of a lot of bits and pieces, all straight forward and fairly easy to build.

Highly flared topsides with reverse sheer makes it a very dry boat with a lot of reserve stability. The roomy cockpit will handle four medium sized people comfortably.

 
         
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