Q: How long will it take to build my Origami?
Much 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.
Q: How much will Origami cost to build?
Approximately 250 Euros, 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.
Q: Do you sell an Origami kit?
Sorry no, 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
Q: What is the Origami 6's carrying capacity?
Two adults or approximately 150 kilos.
Q: What is the Origami 8's carrying capacity?
Three adults or approximately 220 kilos.
Q: How long does it take to assemble?
With practice Origami can be assembled, ready for launching in about one minute.
Q: Is there a sailing version?
Yes! Full instructions are now included for free with all our plans
Q: What is the biggest outboard I can fit?
Origami will take up to a 3.3hp engine.
Q: How well does it row?
Origami rows very nicely. The position of the rowlocks can be changed depending on the number of occupants.
Q: How much does Origami weigh?
The Origami 6 weighs from 15 kilos, the Origami 8 weighs from 20 kilos. Either can be carried folded or assembled with ease.
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 Origami is built from?
Q: I don't have any experience, can I still build an Origami 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 weights 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 Origami 6's folded Dimensions?
6'2" (188cm) Long - 17" (43cm) Wide - 4" (10cm) High. (figures approximate)
Q: What are the Origami 6's assembled Dimensions?
6'2" (188cm) Long - 3'2" (97cm) Wide - 14" (35cm) High. (figures approximate)
Q: What are the Origami 8's folded Dimensions?
8' (2.4m) Long - 18" (45cm) Wide - 4" (10cm) High. (figures approximate)
Q: What are the Origami 8's assembled Dimensions?
8' (2.4m) Long - 40" (100cm) Wide - 16" (40cm) High. (figures approximate)
Q: 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 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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