Argie 10 by Dudley Dix

3:1 plywood dinghie


Length overall10' 2"3.1 m
Beam4' 5"1.35 m
Weight64 lbs29 kg
Sail area57 sq. ft.5.25 m2
Hull construction Stich-n-glue
Gallery 16 photos and 3 videos
See also Dixi DinghyChallenger 13Argie 15
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URL: http://www.dixdesign.com/dinghies.htm

Description:

  • Multi-purpose, can be rowed, motored or sailed and are light enough for one person to lift on and off the family car or yacht.
  • Simple stitch and glue construction, can be built with the minimum of tools, no previous boatbuilding experience and in very little space.
  • Step-by-step instructions included in plywood plans.
  • Can be the ideal quality time project for a youngster with Dad's assistance or Dad with Junior's help.
  • Build as a school project which actually has some use after achieving your passing grade.
  • Practical winter project, build one for fishing on your local pond, as junior's "my boat" or as a tender to your big boat.
  • Built-in flotation compartments and a simple sail plan make them great for learning to sail, whatever your age.

After the DIXI DINGHY was featured as a kit boat in a local newspaper, THE ARGUS, I was commissioned to design a larger sister for a series feature in the same newspaper. The resulting design is the ARGIE 10, named after the little boys who sell the newspaper.

The ARGIE 10 can be cut as a complete boat from three sheets of 6mm plywood, including bouyancy compartments fore, aft and amidships as well as rudder and daggerboard. Rig principles are identical to those of the smaller sister. The ARGIE 10 is intended primarily to be a family funboat but is also suitable for use as a tender on larger yachts. She has greater load carrying capacity and will comfortably sail two adults or three children or row five adults with gear. Again load carrying capacity will vary with water conditions.

As a sailing fun boat she is highly manoeuvreable and nippy with an adult or two children. As a tender she will comfortably carry four adults and gear in calm water. Load capacity will vary with water conditions.

Hardcopy plans include fully dimensioned panel cutting diagrams, hull sections, construction details, sail plan, spar details, building instructions and materials list. Construction is very simple. It is not even necessary to construct stocks over which to build them and they are turned into whichever position is most convenient for the operation which is in progress at the time.

If you want a larger dinghy of stitch-and-glue construction, look at the Argie 15. If you are looking for a more challenging project, see the Challenger 13 lapstrake dinghy.

Argie 10

Plan shape
Plan shape
Hull section
Hull section

Photo gallery

Argie 10 on a trolley
Argie 10 on a trolley

On a trolley
On a trolley

Rowing
Rowing

Argie 10 with oars
Argie 10 with oars

Tied Argie 10
Tied Argie 10

Waiting for the wind
Waiting for the wind

Gaff-rigged Argie 10
Gaff-rigged Argie 10

Sailing in the light wind
Sailing in the light wind

First ail
First ail

Carrying the boat out to the lake
Carrying the boat out to the lake

Argie 10 ready to sail
Argie 10 ready to sail

Rigging
Rigging

Argie 10 launch
Argie 10 launch

Cartop
Cartop

In the pool
In the pool

Family load in an Argie 10
Family load in an Argie 10

Video gallery

Building the Argie 10
Building the Argie 10
Building the Argie 10.
Sailing the Argie 10 (aka Anin Lebasi)
Sailing the Argie 10 (aka Anin Lebasi)
Our third time out with the Anin Lebasi. Wind were light to moderate, but rapidly picked up.
The Launching of Anin Lebasi
The Launching of Anin Lebasi
My dad built that boat... He named the boat after me :)

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Dixi Dinghy Dixi Dinghy by Dudley Dix
3:1 plywood dinghie
8' 2"
2.5 m
4' 2"
1.28 m
46 sq. ft.
4.23 m2
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Challenger 13 Challenger 13 by Dudley Dix
Plywood Lapstrake Sailing Dinghy
13'
4 m
5' 3"
1.6 m
95 sq. ft.
8.79 m2
up to 8
Argie 15 Argie 15 by Dudley Dix
Plywood Sailing Dinghy
15' 5"
4.7 m
6'
1.83 m
105 sq. ft.
9.80 m2
up to 10

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