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  • production Strider 24

  • plywood Romany 34

  • lightweight 14ft Zeta mainhull

  • Strike 15 trimaran at speed

  • 28ft Skoota in British Columbia

  • 10ft 2 sheet ply Duo dinghy

  • 24ft Strider sailing fast

  • 36ft Mirage open deck catamaran

The photo below is of the first Janus launched, in Holland in 1982

The forward part of the central deck area should be netting, and the aft "working deck" area plywood. The part between the mast and aft deck can be ply or a trampoline. The latter is lighter makes a good lounger and is easier to collapse when trailing. But many people don't like a "soft world" to walk on

The Janus above has aluminium main crossbeams but still uses wood for the mast beam. The one below has wood crossbeams and is shown at launching before stepping the mast

You can also make a deep mastbeam and a removable small cuddy which adds protection, see the Polish Janus video and the Plan Update pages

Despite the small size, there is enough room below, see this owners comments about bunk space on the Owners page



There is room for a small portapotti. It's easy to fit because the "floor" ie hull bottom is flat