long will it take to build my Origami?
will depend on your skills and workspace. It is possible to have all the
pieces marked and cut out in about 6 hours. Varnishing the dinghy could
take the same again depending on how nicely you wanted to finish it. To
actually assemble the dinghy once everything is varnished will take
about 6 hours.
much will Origami cost to build?
Approximately £200, but this figure can go either way depending on the
quality of the materials you choose to build your dinghy with. The
Origami 8 may cost about 25% more to build.
sell an Origami kit?
Origami is only available in plan form. But don't let this stop you! All
you need is a jigsaw and a plane and you can cut out all the panels
yourself in just a few hours
the Origami 6's carrying capacity?
adults or approximately 150 kilos.
the Origami 8's carrying capacity?
adults or approximately 220 kilos.
long does it take to assemble?
practice Origami can be assembled, ready for launching in about one
there a sailing version?
Full instructions are now included for free with all our plans
the biggest outboard I can fit?
will take up to a 3.3hp engine.
well does it row?
rows very nicely. The position of the rowlocks can be changed depending
on the number of occupants.
much does Origami weigh?
Origami 6 weighs from 15 kilos, the Origami 8 weighs from 20 kilos.
Either can be carried folded or assembled with ease.
personalise my dinghy?
The plans include many ideas for doing this, from changing the colour of
the cloth to choosing a different wood.
is the fabric that Origami is built from?
have any experience, can I still build an Origami Folding Dinghy?
It's a PVC fabric like the kind seen on truck
easily available and the plans include all the necessary info about what
weights to buy and where to get it.
not need to have any experience building boats, you only need very basic
woodworking skills, and a few tools such as a jigsaw and a plane.
are the Origami 6's folded Dimensions?
(188cm) Long - 17" (43cm) Wide - 4" (10cm) High. (figures approximate)
are the Origami 6's assembled Dimensions?
(188cm) Long - 3'2" (97cm) Wide - 14" (35cm) High. (figures approximate)
are the Origami 8's folded Dimensions?
(2.4m) Long - 18" (45cm) Wide - 4" (10cm) High. (figures approximate)
are the Origami 8's assembled Dimensions?
(2.4m) Long - 40" (100cm) Wide - 16" (40cm) High. (figures approximate)
Tell me more about the plans
The metric plans have about 100 pages, well over 100 photos and even
bonus sections full of useful information. The plans come as a PDF file
and are about 6 mb in size. The Plans can be downloaded immediately from
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