3-In-1 Plans
$20

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L.O.A.: 10'
BEAM:4'6"
SAIL AREA: 75SQ.FT.
WEIGHT: 120LBS
CREW:ONE TO THREE
OPTIONAL POWER TO 5HP, 45 LBS ELECTRIC
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3-In-1 Materials List.
When the editors of Family Circle had asked for a triple-purpose boat (sailing , rowing , and motoring) that was easy for beginners to build, and that could be carried on top of a car, we got to work. The 3-in-1 soon proved to be a capable little performer, outreaching our hopes as a multiuse boat. Only 10' long, the 3-in-1 sails with a surprising amount of spirit in a breeze, even with a family of four aboard. Sail balance is nice, and tacking is surefire; the 3-In-1 is probably our easist boat to sail. The rowing seat doubles as a daggerboard box, and there's a built in outboard well for small outboards or electrics. Storage fore and aft provides space for flotation foam or supplies.

The 3-In-1 is a fun little boat, usable for many different purposes—sailing, rowing, motoring— and fun! These shots from happy builders share that playful spirit.

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