Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bilbon Classic Moth Offsets

Plans de voiliers classiques Moth, Plans de dériveur classique Moth.
Concours de Plans pour Moth Classique lancé par "Le Chasse Marée"

Every winter I try to put together offsets of another Classic Moth. This is Bilbon, a design by Christophe Couton, which was the best of the new designs in the 2001 design competition sponsored by the magazine Le Chasse Marée. This Classic Moth design sports a pram bow and looks to be a stable design with it's wide beam. I've modified the design slightly to put a small curve in the bottom panels. The offsets are at the end of this post in a PDF file.

A very simple hull shape should make for a straightforward build.

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Bilbon sailing bow-on to the camera with the pram bow featuring prominently. Chrisophe modeled this design on the Herbulot Caravelle design which also features a pram bow, but is a larger, main and jib dinghy which is popular in France. I like Bilbon's purple paint scheme. Moth no. 111 is the all aluminum Gouget design.

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Looks like Christophe used simple pine frames sistered together on the centerline. A center traveller controls the mainsail and the mast is stepped on the keel.

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Another view of the interior.

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Use the arrow icon on the top right to put this PDF of the offsets into another tab for printing.

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