Q: How long will it take to build my Stasha?
Much 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.
Q: How much will Stasha cost to build?
Approximately 300 Euros, 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 you.
Q: Do you sell a Stasha kit?
Sorry no, 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 indeed.
Q: 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 be punctured.

Q: What is the Stasha's carrying capacity?
Two adults or approximately 150 kilos
Q: How 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.
Q: Is there a sailing version?
Yes! Full instructions on how to retro fit a sailing kit are included for free in the plans.
Q: What is the biggest outboard I can fit?
The Stasha will take up to a 3.3hp engine.
Q: How well does it row?
The Stasha rows very nicely and is extremely comfortable.
Q: How much does the Stasha weigh?
The 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
Q: I don't have any experience, can I still build a Stasha nesting Dinghy?
You do 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.
Q: Where can I get the materials, they look quite exotic?
Q: What 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.
7'2" (220cm) Long - 44" (110cm) Wide - 16" (40cm) High. (figures approximate)
Q: What are the Stasha's nested Dimensions?
4' (120cm) Long - 44" (110cm) Wide - 17" (43cm) High. (figures approximate)
Q: Tell me more about the plans
The metric plans have about 100 pages and 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 this site via PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account, and you can pay with your credit card. Upon completion of your payment you will be given an option to either save or open the plans. Save the plans to your hard drive. You will receive an email confirmation.

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