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Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Journalist David Biggs built the first Argie 15, shown here on launch day.


Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Louis de Lassus built his Argie 15 in his basement in Paris, France. He calls her the Argie 15 Low Profile because he had to reduce the sheer in the bow to allow her to be removed via the stairs from the basement. He has fitted a 420 rig to her because they are inexpensive to buy second hand in France.


Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Mark Brooks built his Argie 15 in Portland, Maine. His coments are "The plans have been very thorough and the build has been very enjoyable. Thank you for your time and the support." Soon after launch, a tree fell on his boat during a storm. She needed some surgery but was soon sailing again.


Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Doug Hendry built his Argie 15 in Summerfield, Florida. He says "I would like to thank you for a fun project, and a hobby that will last a life time."


Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

These photos show the cockpit details of the beautifully finished Argie 15 built by Giancarlo Baldini in Italy. He has extended the side seats through to the midship thwart. You can see many more excellent photos of his project.


Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Another beautifully crafted Argie 15 from an Italian amateur builder. This one was built by Giuseppe Guerrera, who fitted her with a gaff rig and some very pretty detailing. See more.


Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Scott Zerr of Virginia Beach USA is building an Argie 15 for fun with his family. He used fir plywood, which is a fairly unstable plywood. This makes it a good idea to cover the hull with a light layer of glass set in epoxy resin, to hold the surface together and ensure a long life. Scott is preparing for this work.


Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Nelis Saayman built his Argie 15 in Secunda, South Africa. With this project under his belt, he has started on a Didi 26 for his next project.


Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Pete Frielinghaus buit an Argie 15 in South Africa, configured as a powerboat for estuary fishing. Fitted with a 30hp outboard, it achieves remarkable speeds.
See more of this boat.


Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

Alan Armstrong buit his Argie 15 in our home town of Hout Bay, South Africa. He started from a hull kit supplied by CKD Boats" and did a beautiful job.
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Argie 15 stitch & glue plywood boat plans for amateur boatbuilders

George Angelomatis is building a Challenger 13 in Florida. It looks like he is making an excellent job of his boat.
See more of his project.


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