The Drascombe Dabber is the smallest of the split-rig Drascombes and was first introduced in 1972.. the Dabber has all the energy and quality of finish of her larger sisters. A compact 4.72m (15ft 6ins) LOA, the Dabber carries a useful 118sq. ft. of sail with the help of a bowsprit and bumpkin. Both of which can be removed for transport and storage.
Alternatively a 2 or 4hp. engine will drive the Drascombe Dabber without difficulty, or you can row from either or both of the two positions. The Dabber is a surprisingly roomy family craft and has plenty of storage space. The foam buoyancy, a feature of all Drascombes, ensures the Dabber cannot sink. Equipped with a centre-plate, the Dabber draws only 8" with the plate up, 3’ 0" with it down.
The Dabber can be covered and left on a mooring or hitched up behind a car.
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I have found my Drascombe Dabber a lovely boat to sail, seaworthy and with a good level of stability. Easy to reef if the wind pick up and with its shallow draft it can be safely beached, the rudder being protected by a long skeg running underneath the boat.
My Dabber is the best all round boat I have sailed and I have owned 35 boats! Seaworthy and great fun to sail. Motors well with just a 2.3hp. An excellent boat.