11′ Moth Dinghy – Jake Stow

Taken from www.britishmoth.co.uk ;

‘The British Moth is an 11 foot, one design, single handed dinghy with superb light wind performance and sheer exhilaration in a blow. Originally designed in 1932 it is the first British designed and built single handed dinghy that has now celebrated over 85 years of putting smiles on its helms faces. Quick to plane, with a fully stayed rig, scow bow and simple hard chine hull built to closely defined tolerances, the cockpit and controls can be laid out according to the individual’s preferences and the rig is fully adjustable enabling it to be powered up or de-powered to suit a variety of helm weights and sailing conditions.’

The hull of this 11′ Moth Dinghy is made from 4mm marine plywood, formed from two wide panels using stitch and glue construction. The structure is stabilised with two internal fitted bulkheads. She will have a variable angle daggerboard, foil rudder, aluminium masts and a large area of sail for some exciting sailing.

We have comprised a bill of materials, this could include weights of fiberglass cloth used, brands of glue and even colours of paint. It is by no means a definitive list of materials used on this boat, but allows you to see the specification of the boat seen in the images.

Main timbers used

Robbins 4mm elite ply – Robbins marine ply


West System epoxy 105 & 205

West System Pro Set 135/226

Wessex System 200 (WRA200)

West System G/flex 650 epoxy

Glass cloth

135g Plain weave glass cloth

650g Twill Carbon fiber cloth


Paints and finishes

Jotun Xtreme Gloss RAL 5015

Hempel Light Primer White

Hempel 2pack Diamond Varnish