The Spirited Assembly System (SAS) applies to this design in the same way as the Spirited 380. The CrossOver design is based on the Spirited 380 and therefore shares many of the same build features. The finished craft has the appearance of a production style boat with no resemblance to a typical kit boat. Additional moulded parts are included with this kit package to fast-track the assembly. Options are available with this design such as daggerboards to enhance sailing performance.
Easy set-up A major advantage of this system is that the boat is assembled the right way up. There is no need for a strong back, cutting and setting up temporary frames and bulkheads or turning hulls. In fact there are no temporary frames required in the hulls at all. The moulded hulls and decks help to add support to the longer flat hull panels providing a fair surface to follow. With this design there is an additional planing section of hull fitted to the moulded hull. This is best done while the hulls are on the workshop floor.
Seamless Fit The moulded hulls and decks are built with a recessed joint to accept the outboard hull side panel which delivers a smooth level join line. These panels are left unfitted until the interior fit-out is complete allowing open access and ventilation for any dusty work.
More Cutting The flat decks are supplied with computer-cut hatch openings to any preferred brand and also the daggerboard cases for accurate fitment. The stylish rounded cabin top is built over temporary frames which are fastened to the cabin sides. The cabin top is flat panel plain foam for weight-saving and is fixed to the temporary frames.
Modular Process Many sections of the boat are built in modules which are assembled in position on board but are removed for easy finishing on the workshop floor. The ease that this provides saves a significant amount of time and effort for the builder.
Material Options These kits are available in Endgrain balsa or foam cores.