UK-Cherub Class

Get Your Heart Racing

Natural Born Skiffeurs

The limace Project is to be built over the Slug plug lent to the french fleet.

The boat should looks like Atum Bom with racks.

The boat met the Water on the 1st of april !

She has since done a few race with some success.

After a few breakages (rudder cas, spreader) the boat has been proven fast and well balanced.

2007/2008 winter will is dedicated to some upgrade and finalisation which have never been done.

First of all, the hull will be completely faired and repaint to have a smooth aspect. A new rudder and board will be done and maybe some lethal weapons.

9th september 2007

1st april 2007

Unveiling day.

was her first time for NBS. In a gently unsteady breeze (4-12 knts) we have been out for the first time.

First good news she floats !!!! The boat seems well born. She is light, strong, responsive and equilibrate. She isn't really hight on the water.

Bad news, the boom is about 10 cm short. Some spliced have moved and some ropes are too long but I did it willingly as it is always hard to theoricly define rope lenght on the shore.

I only broke the jib track due to a mistake from mine. I forgot to add a fix point at its middle. Another identified point to improve is the chute which seems to have to close angle which means the spinnaker doesn't retrieve gently.

2692-20070404c.jpg Ready

2692-20070404d.jpg She floats !


2692-20070404i.jpg D-Day -1 last adjustments

mid march-beginning april 2007

As I had so much work to do, I do not have that much pictures :(

First time withe the mast on. The Jib is so huge !



2692-20070404h.jpg Fittings on

10-11th Feb 2007

Racks glued

Rudder straight from the mould

2-3rd Feb 2007

First layer of coat

Launcher throat

23rd Jan 2007

Deck layered with 200 g 0/90 carbon and 160 biax E-Glass + reinforcement on some parts

20th-21st Jan 2007

Deck glued

13th-14th Jan 2007

Tube on

6th-7th Jan 2007

Snout On

Central Bulkhead glued and tubes ready.

begin Jan 2007

hyde sails ordered

28th Dec 2006

C-tech mast received with some damages :(

16th-17th Dec 2006

After an intense corporate party wednesday night

Transom and mid lenght bulhead glued.

I also finished the bulkheads and coated the deck foam.

That's a rock n' roll time, cutting the hull for the daggerbord case !

Positionning the daggerboard case

11th Dec 2006

With my only mate

Floor Airex cut

Sides cut

10th Dec 2006

Central bulkhead glued

9th Dec 2006

Stem fixed

Transom cut

28th Nov 2006

Side carbonned, waiting for a stem

26th Nov 2006

Inside coating + sanding + cutting frames for bulkheads

25th Nov 2006

External Skin raised

20th Nov 2006

Side foam raised + coating + sanding

12th Nov 2006

Preparation of the sides

First part of the hull poped out of the plug

11th Nov 2006

Vacuum bagging

Ready for vacuum bagging

9th Nov 2006

Mast, prod, boom, racks ordered at C-techC-tech

5th Nov 2006


3rd Nov 2006

Small patch on an unglued part

2nd Nov 2006

The same after fairing

Airex C70-75 8mm

1st Nov 2006

First layer of 200g/m² carbon (without resin)

Slug plug

16th Oct 2006

Materials ordered at Sicomin



  • Construction: Carbon and Foam
  • Location: Paris (FRANCE)

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