Highlight daysailer dinghy by Keith Callaghan
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Highlight is a new design for 2003. She was commissioned by Mike Hardie (who sails one of my 'Hazard' Merlin Rockets), as a comfortable but fast daysailer. She has a 160kg ballasted centreboard for stability, and this also makes her very easy to launch and recover from her trailer.

Principal Dimensions:
Length over all5.5 metres
Beam2.0 metres
empty weight 465kg
Sail area (main + jib)17.3 sq m
Spinnaker20 sq m

Highlight 3D hull rendering

STUDY PLANS. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required - Download Acrobat Reader).

Complete set of Study Plans - PDF file

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February 2003: Mike has erected the frames and has planking well under way.

September 2004: Mike has just turned the hull. Here are some photographs taken before the turning.

March 2005: Mike has glassed the inside hull, and is getting on with interior construction.

The bow tank and forward bulkhead in place
The Centreboard case

May 2005 The floors and the main bulkhead are installed in the hull. Foredeck beams are also in.

March 2006 The centreboard winch is installed, and the decking nears completion.

June 2006 The boat is taken out of the shed for fitting out.

15 July 2006 Awel Y Mor is launched at Llyn Brenig, North Wales.

Photo courtesey of PKO Photos

© This site is the copyright of Keith Callaghan. This page was last updated on 31 October 2006.

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