Small speed boat for kids stitch and glue

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Gary Murphy, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. Gary Murphy
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    Gary Murphy New Member

    Hi all I'm looking for some plan's for a small boat for the grandkids. I would like it to look like a speed boat was thinking around 5 feet long by 36 inches wide. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks. Oh planning to use a little electric motor for power kids are only 3 and 4 years old.
     
  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Welcome to the Forum Gary.

    I went googling for a neat little fibreglass dinghy called Peanut for kids that was designed by Blondie Hasler, and built in England, and I came across this peanut - which is probably more what you have in mind for your grand kids (?)
    Peanut--An Outboard Runabout http://shellbackslibrary.dngoodchild.com/index.php?rt=product/product&product_id=231

    Here is a photo of the peanut I was looking for initially.
    Completely opposite to the one above, in that it is for sail or oar propulsion, rather than an O/B motor.
    Peanut Children's 1st-rowing-Dinghy suit-3-9-yrs Boat Manufactured by Fibrocell • £350.00 https://picclick.co.uk/%C2%A0Peanut-Childrens-1st-rowing-Dinghy-suit-3-9-yrs-Boat-Manufactured-by-Fibrocell-283056009952.html

    You need to scroll down a bit on this page to find it, but have a look at the 8' Skiffle from Selway Fisher (although it is a bit bigger than your suggested 5' length)
    Motor Boats up to 16' https://www.selway-fisher.com/Mcup16.htm
     
  3. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Helmsman

    Welcome.
    They're too young for motors. Propeller cuts are bad for tiny hands. Stick with paddles for now.
    Just a suggestion.:)
     
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  4. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Hoyte has a valid point there Gary - maybe the easiest and simplest way of getting your kids into boating would be a small inflatable dinghy with paddles?
     
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