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Q: What is the Fliptail's maximum carrying capacity?
Fliptail 6 - approximately 150 kilos.
Fliptail 7 - approximately 200 kilos.
Fliptail 9 - approximately 250 kilos
Q: How long will it take to build my Fliptail?
The Fliptail is a quick boat to build as it is made from so few pieces. It has a simple keel assembly, a pair of drop down plywood floors and four laminated hoops covered with PVC cloth. What takes the most time is waiting 24 hours for each hoop to set before you can use the jig for the next one.
Q: How much will a Fliptail cost to build?
From £200, but this figure can go either way depending on the quality of the materials you choose to build your dinghy with.
Q: Do you sell a Fliptail kit?
Sorry no, Fliptail 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 pieces yourself in just a few hours
Q: How long does it take to assemble?
With practice Fliptail can be assembled, ready for launching in about one minute.
Q: Is there a sailing version?
Yes! All Woodenwidget boat designs can be converted to a sailing boat at any time. Full instructions are included for free with the plans.
Q: What is the biggest outboard I can fit?
Fliptail will take up to a 3.3hp engine.
Q: How well does it row?
Fliptail rows very nicely. The position of the rowlocks can be positioned in any number of places for maximum comfort.
Q: How much does Fliptail weigh?
Fliptail 6 - weighs from about 15 kilos.
Fliptail 7 - weighs from about 18 kilos.
Fliptail 9 - weighs from about 25 kilos
Q: Can I personalise my dinghy?
Yes! The plans include many ideas for doing this, from changing the colour of the cloth to choosing a different wood.
Q: What is the fabric that Fliptail is built from?
Q: I don't have any experience, can I still build an Fliptail Folding Dinghy?
It's a PVC fabric like the kind seen on truck sides. It is easily available and the plans include all the necessary info about what weight of cloth to buy and where to get it.
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: What are the Fliptail 7's folded Dimensions?
Q: What are the Fliptail 6's folded Dimensions?
9' (275cm) Long - 27" (70cm) Wide - 10" (25cm) High. (figures approximate) The Fliptail has built in handles in the floors making it very easy to carry when folded.
7'2" (218cm) Long - 24" (60cm) Wide - 10" (25cm) High. (figures approximate) The Fliptail has built in handles in the floors making it very easy to carry when folded.
6'2" (188cm) Long - 24" (60cm) Wide - 10" (25cm) High. (figures approximate) The Fliptail has built in handles in the floors making it very easy to carry when folded.
Q: What are the Fliptail 9's folded Dimensions?
Q: What are the Fliptail 9's assembled Dimensions?
Q: What are the Fliptail 7's assembled Dimensions?
Q: What are the Fliptail 6's assembled Dimensions?
9' (275cm) Long - 3'7" (110cm) Wide - 19" (48cm) High. (figures approximate)
7'2" (218cm) Long - 3'4" (102cm) Wide - 17" (44cm) High. (figures approximate)
6'2" (188cm) Long - 3'4" (102cm) Wide - 17" (44cm) High. (figures approximate)
Q: Tell me more about the plans
The metric plans have about 100 pages, over 100 photos and even bonus sections full of useful information. The plans come as a PDF file and are from 6 to 13 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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