Who Builds Solos
With a choice of two different hull shapes, each built to the same exceptional standard we are continually developing our build technique to ensure our customers get the best.
Recent developments include an improved deck/floor moulding which means no join and as such, no weak point or leaking.
The difference between the two hulls comes down to your weight, where and/or how you sail but put simply they are as follows;
Mark 1; Maximum waterline length, minimum rocker and minimum beam Suits open water Lighter sailor (up to 85kg)
Mark 2 More rocker, a fuller bow and more V in the hull Suits inland water as it tacks quicker and is more forgiving Carries more weight The information below is for our ‘Complete’ boat which comes with Harken fittings, Selden mast, HD Dacron sail. We also offer Allen fit-outs, Super Spars and a range of other sailmakers.
What is resin infusion?
In contrast to the traditional wet-lay technique, resin infusion sees all the materials placed in a gelled mould and using a vacuum the resin is infused through the fibres. The results are stronger, stiffer and more consistent. With our years of experience using resin infusion Winder Boats are pushing the innovation boundaries and are often called on to offer training to a wide range of professionals in its use.
If you would like a non-standard colour please view the colour cards from our suppliers and let us have the reference number.
Moulded from epoxy foam sandwich the hull is very light yet enormously stiff. They are jig-assembled in the mould to ensure accuracy and consistency and the hand-layed epoxy is done by the same skilled team who have been building Merlins for years. The decks are resin infused and all our hulls are post-cured which ensures rigidity across a wide temperature range.
Our P&B Solo dinghy package is a long standing race winner in the class. With a choice between our JP Solo & the Winder Solo Mk1 or Mk2, we can provide a boat perfectly tailored to each sailor.
We also have a Class specific products area for you to fit out your boats with all the latest gadgets and fittings, so treat your boat by visiting the Solo Fleet parts page or a new Solo Cover, or a new go faster P&B Solo Sail
As the class moves forward, the vast knowledge & experience of the P&B team keeps our package on the pace.
Rooster Sailing has acquired the Ovington Solo dinghy moulds and are planning to build boats with their partners Ginger Boats. Phil Hodgkins of Ginger Boats used to work for Ovington and with his skill in building superb wooden GP14's you can be assured of a quality build.
During his time at Ovington, he worked on every aspect of the business, from composite construction, repairs, fit out and custom works. He was heavily involved in the build of 4 new all carbon International 14's and several other projects. He has a wealth of experience when it comes to construction or repairs in wood, FRP, epoxy foam sandwich and carbon.