Sailing RowCruiser Supplies List

Here you'll find the supplies needed to build the Sailing RowCruiser and suggested retailers that sell them.

Some of the materials required to build the Sailing RowCruiser will be hard to find in your local hardware stores. We have compiled a list of the more obscure items, and links to where you can purchase them. Prices for the items may have changed since these were compiled in 2016.

The remaining items – plywood, wood, sanding supplies, can be purchased at your local builders supply.

Our Sailing RowCruiser's resource section offers additional information and instruction for building this boat.

Intensity Sails (Sails and Masts)

Two Bic O’Pen Sails (each $179.99)  $359.98

Two Bic O’Pen Batten Sets (each $79,99)  $159.98

Intensity Sails Total: $519.96 plus S&H


Mauri Pro Sailing (Additional Sail Components)

Two Forked Gooseneck for Bic Open ($22.70 each) $45.40

Two O’pen Mast Support Step Deck ($13.60 each) $27.20

Two Bic O'Pen Mast (318.30 each) $636.60
Bic O'Pen Mast is also available from West Marine for $299 each.

Mauri Pro Sailing Total: $709.20 plus S&H


Duckworks (Hardware and Components)

Complete Set 1 3/8” Pintle Gudgeons $24.06

1/4 inch Swivel Base Becket Deck Block (RL-306-AB) $12.19

Two 1/4 inch Swivel Base Deck Blocks (RL-306-A)  ($12.19 each) $24.38

Ronstan Single, becket, loop head, Ball Bearing Block (RF20111) $13.56

1/4 inch Swivel Shackle Block (RL-205) $4.74

Two Ronstan Triple, becket, v-jam cleat, loop head Blocks (RF343) ($50.11 each) $100.22  

Five 1/4 inch Single Blocks (RL-201) ($3.14 each) $15.70

Two Camcleats - without strap (RL-260) ($6.72 each) $133.44

Swivel Hold-down (for rudder) (RL-337) $2.15

50 Feet of 1/4 inch Double Braid Nylon Rope ($0.42 per foot) $21

24 Feet of 4mm Marlow Excel Racing Line ($0.72 per foot) $17.28

Two 3/8 inch Nylon Fairleads (SD-082010) ($0.95 each) $1.80

Eight 3/8 inch Stainless Eyes (RL-313) ($1.10 each) $8.80

Tiller Extension Swivel (plus ring and pin) (RL-494) $11.56

Four Stainless Shackles (RL-312-0) ($2.36 each) $9.46

Two Aluminum Cleats (SD-002540) ($10.49 each) $20.98

Duckworks Total: $326.14 plus S&H


McMaster Carr

End Caps (1.5” od fit) $8.14

McMaster Carr total: $8.14 plus S&H


Approximate Costs/and Sources for Additional Materials:

Lumber for Akas – clear pine (Home depot)  $40

Aluminum for booms: available at metal dealers (such as Metal Supermarket), 14’ is required of 1.5” od with 1/16”-thick walls. $2/foot  $28

Stainless Hardware: Nuts bolts etc (quite an assortment is required for affixing all the hardware – any good hardware store should have the required hardware $30

Fiberglass/epoxy supplies ( There should be sufficient epoxy supplies left over from the materials purchased for the main RowCruiser hull to complete the sailing components. Any additional materials (glass cloth, etc) required can be purchased at $100

Okoume Plywood: two sheets of 4 ml Lloyds approved okoume $65 each $130

Total from elsewhere: $328 


Total for Complete Sailing Rig:  $1,891.44 plus S&H