Selway Fisher – Micro 10

Selway Fisher – Micro 10

The Selway Fisher Micro 10.  There’s just something about boats like these that ring my bell.

Small is good.   This small?  Well..


Selway Fisher says:  Using the Micro 8 as a starting point l have drawn up a boat with 25% additional length which, in such a small craft, gives a lot of additional useful space for stores and simple creature comforts. Construction is just the same with simple stitch and tape used over a basic ply framework of fore and aft girder and bulkheads—l have tried to keep the overall construction weight to that of the Micro 8.

Some of the ballast is water and she uses a simple staysail type rig with controls led inside the boat along with the steering system.

LOD 10’ (3.05m); Beam 5’4” (1.63m); Draft 2’4”/4’3” (0.70/1.3m); Displ. To WL 3749lbs (1700kg); Approx. Dry Weight 1103lbs (500kg); Ballast 386lbs (175kg) of lead and 441lbs (200kg) of water; Sail Area 75.25 sq.ft. (7 sq.m)


Micro 10 Particulars

LOA 10′ 3.05m
Beam 5’4″ 1.63m
Hull Mid Depth 2′ 11 1/2″ 0.9m
Draft 2’4″/4’3″ 0.7/1.3m
Sail Area 75.25 sq.ft 7 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1103 lbs 500 kg
Ballast 386 lbs lead + 441 lbs water 175 kg lead + 200 kg of water
Maximum Headroom 3’11” 1.18m

Hull Shape

Flat bottom plus 2 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 13 x 6mm sheets
4 x 9mm sheets
4 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use Long distance for 1 adult
Drawing/Design Package 8 x A1 drawings + 11 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans

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