| Brine Shrimp folds on center line for trailering. She has two single bunks in each hull with 40 of footroom between them, and a drop-leaf table in one or both hulls. She unfolds while being launched, but what with erecting the mast and rigging, installing the rudders, and stowing the gear, two people will need an hour or two for the job.
The single daggerboard works equally well on either tack. It saves space, and simplifies building and sailing. The skipper sits on deck with his legs in the companionway, and sees better and handles sails easier than he would in a cockpit.
A Brine Shrimp could cross an ocean, but more than two people would overload her for such a voyage. Howard McLeod in Southern California hopes to circumnavigate Baja, and trailer her the few miles home again. That kind of trip would suit her best. Study plan $5, complete plans $250.
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