Brasileirinho - Boat Plans
Ocean Rowing kayak
The Brasileirinho is an open sea rowing kayak seaworthy enough to cross an ocean in safety.
Easy to build, plywood/epoxy construction, adopting the ply-glass (thin layer of plywood sheathed with fibreglass) building method. It is a quick and cheap way of building a light and strong boat. Brasileirinho is our contribution for the open sea rowing adepts.
We opted for a mid-sized (six metres L.O.A) multi-chine mono-block construction, designed with an ergonometric rowing-pit and two water-tight compartments. The Brasileirinho has a skeg in front of a retractable dagger-board rudder to prevent yawing when navigating in running seas, the best arrangement for steering control when conditions deteriorate.
The aft compartment is where the crew accommodations are installed, comprising of a single berth and a compact galley with one-burner stove. The fore compartment is a cuddy for storing equipment and provisions. There are four water ballast compartments under the rowing-pit with the function of enhancing stability when bad weather prevails, and to exert a certain control of trim, when required. These four compartments can be emptied by two manual pumps installed on these tank covers.
Maximum water ballast
Fresh water tanks
List of Plans
BRAS – S1 – Lines Plan
BRAS – S2 – Deck and Interior Layout
BRAS – S3 – Structural Arrangement
BRAS – S4 – Rudder
BRAS – S5A – Plywood Panels
BRAS – S5B – Cabin Panels
BRAS – S5C – Hull Panels
BRAS – S6A – Transversal Sections
BRAS – S6B –Sections Cutting Plan
BRAS – S7 – Water Transfer System
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