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Beg-Meil Plans

Beg-Meil Plans


Beg-Meil is a traditional day-boat, gaff sloop rigged, just like many that existed in the old days. It is elegant and seaworthy with its half-deck and varnished wood coamings. A steel pivoting centreboard (40 kg) provides stability and performance. She could be used as a day boat, in the style of old dinghies. You can sail alone, or with a crew of 3 and even 4. She is planked over plywood bulkheads, either with wooden strips or marine plywood lapstrakes. The lapstrake or clinker-built version is easier to build.

More information below.
Traditional gaff rigged day-boat

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty Add
FV-BEGMEIL-SP-ID Beg-Meil - Study Plans Instant Download
FV-BEGMEIL-PLANS Beg-Meil - Printed Plans Package
FV-BEGMEIL-PATTERNS-SP Beg-Meil - Full Size Patterns - Strip Plank
FV-BEGMEIL-PATTERNS-PL Beg-Meil - Full Size Patterns - Ply Lapstrake
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Launching and recovering from a trailer is effortless.
Hull shapes are the same as Ilur. Ilur is a reference sail and oars boat, with more than 1000 plans already sold. The first Beg-Meil, named Pepito, was launched in Carnac in July 2005. She was built by the amateur builder Benoit Brabant using a kit supplied by Icarai. See our photo album. Many others are sailing or under construction.

Hull length / waterline 4.46 / 4.06 m Sail area 14.3 m²
Breadth / waterline 1.68 / 1.46 m Outboard motor 4 hp
Draught 0.25 / 0.86 m Design category / Crew C3 / D4
Light weight clinker / Strip planked 350 / 390 kg Building time with kit 500 hours

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