Fatty Knees

Length: 2.44m (8ft)
Width: unknown
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
No spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
0 sq.m
Design Year: 2000
Boats Built:
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Fibreglass dinghy designed by Lyle Hess (1912–2002) as a rowing, outboard or sailing tender. Produced in 7’ (2.1m), 8’ (2.4m) and 9’ (2.7m) long models. The 8’ model has a 4’ (1.2m) beam. Primarily designed as a tender with good rowing and towing characteristics, the boat has a daggerboard and can be sailed, with enough width in the beam to provide stability.
The hull has a lapstrake appearance. A transom notch allows sculling. Equipped with oarlocks for rowing, a small outboard motor can be mounted to port.

Fatty Knees
Designer Lyle Hess
Crew 1 (7′ version)
2 (8′ version)
2/3 (9′ version)
Trapeze No
Type Monohull
Construction Fibreglass
Hull weight 90 lb (41 kg) (7′ version)
110 lb (50 kg) (8′ version)
110 lb (50 kg) (9′ version)
LOA 7 ft (2.1 m)
8 ft (2.4 m)
9 ft (2.7 m)
Beam 4 ft (1.2 m) (7′ version)
4 ft 3 in (1.30 m) (8′ version)
4 ft 6 in (1.37 m) (9′ version)
Total sail area 40 sq ft (3.7 m2) (7′ version)
50 sq ft (4.6 m2) (8′ version)
60 sq ft (5.6 m2) (9′ version)


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