|Peter Kovacsy's Bee|
|Plans Overview of Bee|
- Length: 16’ (4.86m)
- Beam: 4’ 3” (1.3m)
- Weight: 108 pounds (49Kgs)
- Carrying capacity: 4 Adults
- Optional sail: 38 sq ft (3.5sqm)
Plans available from:Richard Woods
Fyne Boat Kits
“BEE has a Vee bow which allows her to slice through a choppy sea. The moderate freeboard midships with reduced windage fore and aft plus the built in dagger-board case mean that sensible owners can take her out in coastal waters, in addition to all inland waterways.
BEE can also be fitted with a simple low rig for offwind sailing or when the crew is feeling lazy. Because of its light weight and easily driven hull, BEE will surprise with her speed. BEE can easily be rowed for long periods by one, or even by two… there's room for passengers and lots of gear. She is stable, so you don't need to be an expert to handle her.
Because of her light weight BEE can easily be cartopped, opening up many more cruising grounds. BEE is very easy to build using just 3 sheets of 4mm (3/16") and 3 sheets of 6mm (1/4") plywood, plus some timber and epoxy.”
Peter Kovacsy site is a photo essay of his building Bee… His photography is beautiful, as well as his workmanship on Bee... as attested to by the following two photos...
|Transom of Peter Kovacsy's Bee|
|Peter used Gaco locks on his Bee|
This is an oar cruiser that is sea worthy, stable and able to carry a full set of equipment and supplies for cruising.