long will it take to build my Stasha?
will depend on your skills and workspace but expect about 50 hours to
build. Because the Stasha has two sections, you will in effect be
building two boats! What takes the most time is the varnishing or
painting, the actual boat is pretty quick to build.
much will Stasha 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 and
whether you can cut your own wood or need to pay someone to cut it for
sell a Stasha kit?
the Stasha is only available in plan form. But don't let this stop you! All
you need is a jigsaw and a plane and a few other basic tools and you can
soon build one. It's great fun. Shrinking on the skin is very satisfying
Isn't the skin easily damaged?
The Dacron skin is surprisingly tough and can easily cope with being
trod on, dog claws will do it no harm but sharp objects can cut the
cloth. Gaffer/duct tape makes a quick and effective repair.
Obviously the Stasha needs a little care during
use. Dragging it up the beach won't do it any favours at all but since
it is so light you can simply carry it and avoid damage that way.
The Dacron is inexpensive and can be entirely replaced in just a couple
of hours if necessary. The Dacron is not waterproof so must be coated.
Many different choices are discussed in the plans.
Because the Stasha is in effect two boats there is always a massive
reserve of buoyancy to help keep the boat from sinking should one side
the Stasha's carrying capacity?
adults or approximately 150 kilos
long does it take to assemble?
With practice The Stasha can be assembled, ready for launching in about one
minute. It can easily be assembled on dry land or in the water.
there a sailing version?
Full instructions on how to retro fit a sailing kit are included for free
in the plans.
the biggest outboard I can fit?
will take up to a 3.3hp engine.
well does it row?
rows very nicely and is extremely comfortable.
much does the Stasha weigh?
Stasha weighs from about 10 kilos. Adding options like outboards and
rudders will add to this. 10 Kilos is the weight of the basic boat only
have any experience, can I still build a Stasha nesting Dinghy?
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.
can I get the materials, they look quite exotic?
are the Stasha's Assembled Dimensions?
It's true that you probably won't find what you need locally but you
will be able to order from a number of businesses all around the world.
The materials may be exotic but they are surprisingly inexpensive to buy
and light to ship.
(220cm) Long - 44" (110cm) Wide - 16" (40cm) High. (figures approximate)
are the Stasha's nested Dimensions?
(120cm) Long - 44" (110cm) Wide - 17" (43cm) High. (figures approximate)
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