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How to Build Dorothy--An Economical 24 ft Cruiser (Pub. No. 5031)

by John G. Hanna

Here is a little cruiser that incorporates utmost simplicity and economy in building, yet is a real 100 per cent boat, able to go safely anywhere within reason regardless of the fact that the weather is usually bad on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  Designed after the famous dory craft such as used by the fishermen of the Grand Banks, Dorothy is the limit of simplicity, yet one of the ablest sea boats ever built.  All difficulties which might otherwise mar the craft’s perfection have been eliminated giving her fair rocker to the keel, a moderate amount of V-bottom, a stern broad enough to prevent squatting, yet retaining graceful lines all around. Though this boat may look wide on deck, notice that the great flare of the sides reduces the beam at the waterline to less than 6 feet, making for easy driving with moderate power.  At the same time, an ingenious form of construction makes the boat as easy to build as a flat-bottom skiff, for the “V” is worked out of one wide bottom member. The frames can be made in one-half the time required for true V-bottom types.  Dorothy is not the real V-bottom model, this being probably the most difficult of all types to build, but along the lines of the old “diamond bottom skiff” which eliminates all twist in the bottom planking; and nearly all in the sides, permitting it to be planked as easily as a "flattie".

(Publisher's Note: Dorothy originally appeard in a 1933 edition of How to Build 20 Boats. We have located a copy of that magazine and include the original plans in this booklet as well. The sails shown in the illustration are meant primarily as auxiliary propulsion.)


24 pages, 5 plate(s)

$9.95
Flying Cloud--A 27 ft Auxiliary Cruiser (Pub. No. 5035)

by Sam Rabl

Hardly were the plans for "Buddy" off the press than MODERN MECHANIX boat fans everywhere began to demand a large boat along the same general lines. The simple construction of this craft placed her within financial reach of every ambitious youngster who could wield a saw and push a plane. Many of the original craft were built with exceptionally fine results; one of them having crossed the Gulf of Mexico. Men who earn their living today must be back at the office or shop Monday morning and of course, require a boat that will not require hours to dock. Nevertheless, the craft must be large enough to provide comfortable accommodations for the average family and not cost too much to build. With all of these essential points in mind plans were drawn up for this “ideal” boat and eventually the boat itself was constructed and christened “Flying Cloud” after that famous old American vessel. Somehow we feel that the spirit of old Donald McKay, designer of the original sailor, will look down kindly upon our miniature versio

28 pages, 3 plate(s)

$9.95
Dorena--A 26 ft Motorsailer (Pub. No. 5048)

by Luther H. Tarbox

Many old-time readers will recall the popular. 24-ft. cruiser "Dorothy", designed by the late John G. Hanna, the Sage of Dunedin. Hundreds of "Dorothys" were built all over the world and served their owners well. She was a dory-type power cruiser with an auxiliary sail, properly called a short-rigged motorsailer--a power boat with a steadying sail that could be used in emergency to make port should the engine quit cold. She was really more day-sailer than cruiser, for her cabin accommodations were limited and headroom was practically nonexistent. With the idea of giving a larger design with improved cabin accommodations—more the “sailing” motorsailer type— it was suggested that I turn to and get out an up-to-date Dorothy with quite a bit more sail power.  So here is Dorena, Dorothy’s younger and larger sister. She will sail well and will do seven knots under power. She is no ocean cruiser. If you want to be a “miniature Magellan,” don’t build her—she wasn’t designed for that sort of cruising. You can take her coastwise from Maine to Florida if you watch your weather. She can take a good dusting, but nix on this “going foreign” over thousands of miles of blue water.  The original "Dorothy’s" hull form was a combination of diamond-bottom skiff and dory. She was designed for conventional caulked-seam carvel planking. "Dorena" has a hull more after the manner of the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, but retains the dory flare in the topsides that was a characteristic of her older sister. The handsome clipper stem complete with trailboards gives a yachtlike appearance to "Dorena" that the older "Dorothy" lacked. Also, she is designed for planking with waterproof plywood. "Dorothy’s" ballast was all inside; "Dorena’s" ballast is part inside and part outside.

36 pages, 7 plate(s)

$9.95
Nimble (Pub. No. 5139)

by V.P. Crockett

Want a real boat? Build this sweet and salty 30 ft. schooner!

One of the smallest schooners to sail the Maine coast, this “big-little” thirty footer is fun to sail and a joy to own. Designed and built for the rugged waters of Maine, she is at home in deep water anywhere. Strongly and heavily built, she sails well in light air and when it is really blowing she can take it with the best of them. With her saucy sheer and down-easter look she reminds many people of the old timers that were once so plentiful on the coast. The accommodations in this little schooner are very spacious for her size. She has an extra-large galley with sink, icebox and stove and ample space for dishes and stowage. Her toilet room is good size and includes a large linen locker and wash basin. Forward of the toilet and galley are the main cabin berths which double as seats. Upper berths may be added to sleep four in the main cabin. In the forward cabin there are two berths and ample storage space. One of the keynotes of this design is the lack of frills or gimcracks. She was designed for comfort and sea-going ability with the accent on common sense design. The engine is a 16 HP Palmer which gives a good honest 51/2 knots without any fuss. Her sail plan is moderate and it has to be really blowing before reefing is thought of. Although this boat was designed, and the plans drawn, for professional builders there have been many of the plans purchased by amateur builders and there is no reason why, if one is patient and takes his time, the amateur builder could not build a boat to be proud of.

8 pages, 5 plate(s)

$7.95
H-28, The (Pub. No. 5167)

by L. Francis Herreshoff

Living is easy and sailing is fun when you head out to sea aboard this 28-foot auxiliary cruising ketch.

H-28 was designed for the man who has only a limited time to sail, but would like to go somewhere and back in that time. It was designed to be a boat that could be quickly gotten under way for a sail on a summer evening, a boat that could ghost along in light breezes as well as stand up to anything she might get caught out in along our Atlantic coast in the summer time. She is wider on deck than an ideal sea boat should be (particularly aft), but that is to secure maximum deck space and to make her drier in a chop.

24 pages, 3 plate(s)

$9.95
Ostkust (Pub. No. 5168)

by A. Mason.

She’s 24 feet from stem to stern, large enough for limited cruises and roomy enough for day sailing.

"Ostkust" was designed to be an ideal day sailer, with a large cockpit that is almost 6 ft. 6 in. long, but yet has a comfortable snug cabin that would be perfect for two people for short cruises or for much longer cruises for two young people who don’t mind roughing it a bit. However, as most of the sailing time is in reality day sailing where ease of handling is desirable, greater emphasis has been placed on designing a roomy cockpit so that a few congenial souls can find ample room for their utmost comfort while enjoying the sunshine and air of a day on the water. In contrast to most so-called day sailers, provision has been made for the installation of one of the many small inboard air or water-cooled engines. The one shown on the plans is a Lauson 21/2 horsepower water-cooled engine with magneto ignition, which is ample to get the Ostkust into port after the wind has fallen to a flat calm at night or when it is necessary to make a train.

Note: Ms. Mason tells us that when her father was on a vacation in Hawaii, he was astonished to see one of his Ostkust's lying at the dock. She had sailed there from Los Angeles!


20 pages, 3 plate(s)

$8.95
Lazybones (Pub. No. 5174)

by Donald H. Smith, SSCD

This comfortable 24-ft. sloop accommodates two.

Befitting her name, "Lazybones" is a simply rigged, small cruising sloop with an auxiliary engine. She will not be a fast sailer and is capable of only seven knots under power. However, her very significant virtues relate to her simplicity of rig and maximum comfort for her small size. She carries 293.4 square feet of sail with 218.4 in the main. Her gaffheaded rig will require a minimum of effort to handle, even for the novice. From the standpoint of accommodations, "Lazybones" has a small cabin, housing two berths forward, a small toilet enclosure, and a galley. Her cockpit is roomy with two longitudinal seats on either side. Both the tiller and engine controls are within easy reach when sitting on either seat. Under the seats are lockers for the multitude of gear which eventually finds its way aboard small craft of this type. Her forward hatch is a little unusual for this type of small sailboat but is there for good reason. In any cabin boat, especially where there is a galley and stove, more than one means of exit should be provided. "Lazybones" is of stout seagoing construction, which features a round bilge and lead keel. She is not a difficult boat to build, but her construction will be time consuming in that she is carvel planked and the planks must be carefully spiled and shaped. She has steam-bent oak frames and some hefty deadwood in her keel assembly.

4 pages, 4 plate(s)

$6.95
Sea Rover--A 24-Ft. Auxiliary Cruiser (Pub. No. 5216)

by J. J. Fanta

LOA 24 ft., Beam  6 ft., 11 in., Draft, 48 in., Sail Area 302 sq. ft.

The advantage of this size and type of craft is chiefly roominess and rugged seaworthiness. "Sea Rover’s" construction is all for besting heavy weather. Her 300 square foot sail area is substantial for light wind and weatherable in a blow. A 5 or 10 horsepower engine, which is optional, fits compactly under the cockpit floor behind the companionway ladder. The gas and fresh water tanks are strapped alongside the, cockpit. Forward there is stowage for rope, anchors, etc. Behind this on the port side is a clothes locker, a built-in berth and galley stove. Th starboard side has a berth between the toilet forward and the sink and refrigerator opposite the stove. Space above the berths and fixture is well utilized for lockers and shelves for dishes clothes, spare gear, etc. Turning out "Sea Rover" is entirely within the scope of the amateur builder. If you’ve built smaller craft, the experience will prove handy. Two or three to share the work and cost will find this a fascinating pay-as-you-build project.

12 pages, 5 plate(s)

$8.95
Carin--A Fast Auxliary Sloop (Pub. No. 5233)

by A. Mason, Naval Architect.

If a survey were ever conducted on the subject, it would probably reveal that the majority of small auxiliary cruising sailboats are used primarily for day-sailing. Despite the fact that these craft take relatively few cruises, a surprisingly large percentage of the boating public seems to feel that even a small boat has to incorporate all the gimcracks and conveniences that we have come to regard as necessities ashore. And for equally unfathomable reasons, some will cheerfully sacrifice stability to be able to stand erect under the cabin beams. Unfortunately, elaborate accommodations and full headroom just can’t be properly designed into a small boat and still result in an able, seaworthy craft. "Carin" is as close to an ideal compromise of these factors as you could hope to find. She’s a smart little sailer that will prove a source of satisfaction to even the most discriminating skipper. The plans were developed from an earlier design which has been built in many parts of the world and whose owners have enthusiastically reported speed, seaworthiness, and general ability to outperform many larger and well-known designs. "Carin" is only slightly larger than her prototype and can be expected to yield an even better turn of speed.

12 pages, 6 plate(s)

$8.95
Gulfweed (Pub. No. 5263)

by John G. Hanna

In 1900 Capt. Thomas Fleming Day (then editor of the Rudder) with the collaboration of Larry Huntington and C. D. Mower, got out plans for a 25-foot skipjack arranged as a shoal draft cruiser. In 1901 Capt. Day had a boat built from these plans, named "Sea Bird". In the next ten years he sailed her thousands of miles coastwise, adding a keel in place of the original centerboard, and later a 3 H.P. Knox engine, and in 1911 he sailed her across the Atlantic. The wonderful abilities of the model were thus brought to the attention of boat lovers everywhere. I feel certain that the true skipjack form is the best that can be devised for a small sailing craft, and so I have, followed it faithfully. It has the additional merit that it requires less twist in the planking than most V-bottom hulls, and a sharply twisted plank is a harder building job than a steam bent frame. As compared with "Sea Bird", "Gulfweed" has a little deeper V-bottom, a little more flare in the topsides, higher freeboard, and a bow and stern like those of the skipjacks I am familiar with on the Gulf of Mexico, instead of the sharply turned—up plumb stem and long stern overhang of "Sea Bird". Anyone building "Gulfweed" may be certain of getting a boat of thoroughly proven merit, a long established model of known capability--not an experiment.

28 pages, 5 plate(s)

$9.95
Horizon--A 24 Ft Family Auxiliary (Pub. No. 5283)

by Peter J. Statile, N.A.

This sleek 24 Ft. family auxiliary is perfect for weekend cruises.

The ability to cruise in comfort does not require either a fat purse or a large yacht. A little ability with hand tools and some perseverance is all that’s needed to acquire this compact auxiliary with stay-aboard room and all the facilities one needs for weekend relaxation. She is a real husky little craft and will be able to take you anywhere with security. The cockpit is roomy enough for day sailing yet the galley is adequate for weekend cruising. The uniquely shaped cabin provides extra surface area for ports which produce a bright, sunny interior.

4 pages, 4 plate(s)

$6.95
Cyclone, A Hand 36 foot Auxiliary (Pub. No. 5303)

Designed by Wm. H, Hand, Jr.

After publishing information for a variety of motor boats, small, medium, and large, we depart from Custom and present this month plans, specifications and full details for a regular he-boat. A full-fledged deep water craft less than 40 feet long, but oh—what room there is to be had in a boat like this. Mr. Hand has outdone himself this time. Cabins, quarters and all accommodations are large and commodious, There is ample deck space. Cockpit is wonderful and altogether there is room to spare at all points. This capable little boat takes the form of a sloop and is just about 30 feet long on the waterline. The overhang forward and aft increases this length to 38 feet 61/2 inches. All old sailormen will delight in seeing a sloop yacht of this kind; The typical Hand sheerline lends a grace and distinctiveness to these down east fishing type schooners, which is a feature in itself. Along the New England Coast fishing is the business of many industrious natives. The vagaries of the weather are not permitted to interfere at all with their comings and goings. Their boats are used at all times, both winter and summer, in storm and calm. They take the weath,er as it comes, the good with the bad. As Mr. Hand says in talking of this sloop, it can go anywhere the water is deep enough, cross the ocean if necessary, if you are a real sailor and navigator. Much more substantiaHy and heavily built than is customary in motor boat construction, boats of this kind are endowed with a remarkably long life. Witness, for example, some of the early Hudson River sloops which were built before the days of the steamboats The last few of these are just about disappearing after a long strenuous life. Since the sizes of timbers and frames in Cyclone are very heavy and substantial it is questionable if there are any amateur builders in the country with either the ability or plant, facilities sufficient to undertake single-handed a boat of these pretentions. The information given is complete and to the point. The outboard profile also gives the sail plan. Construction sections and plans will show all sizes of materials and fastenings entering into the boat.

Read What Mr. Hand Says About Cyclone
A Plea for the Auxiliary

Those who love the sea and real cruising on blue water, who like the feeling of a seaworthy, substantial, and able sailing craft which is really “bigger than the weather” in the summer months, will do well to seriously consider the type represented by this little sloop. She is a boat in which you may cruise in safety and comfort anywhere the water is deep enough,—yes, across the ocean if you are a real sailor and navigator. No motor ever built will equal the smooth, quiet, and even driving power of a good breeze, and the sensation of bowling along with started sheets cannot be equalled on the water, under the water, or in the air. The throb, roar, rattle, and vibration of man made machinery may be exhilarating, but it is also nerve racking, and cannot be favorably compared with the soft, smooth driving power of God given wind. Yes, of course, the wind fails at times and sometimes one is in a hurry, then you may start your motor and slip along at good speed with far less noise and vibration than in a comparatively lightly built “express cruiser” or standard “cruiser” of motor type.    This little sloop is really a little ship,—a sailor’s boat, and her lines, construction and details follow the very best practice of the modern fisherman type for deep water work. Below decks she has a real cabin with all cruising conveniences for a party of four. She is not a floating bungalow, but a snug and trim little cruiser in which you may really cruise.    WILLIAM H. HAND, JR.

18 pages, 4 plate(s)

$8.95
Tangierman--A 32-Ft. Skipjack (Pub. No. 5308)

by J. A. Emmett

Tangier Man is no new type but a true Bay skipjack. Her hull lines are exactly those of the larger dredge boats which work all winter long down on the Chesapeake, in weather good and bad, dredging oysters under sail, power not being permitted for this work. Aside from the true sharpies this deadrise type with its cross-planked bottom is perhaps the cheapest and easiest kind of boat for its size not only to build but to maintain. Low cost materials can be used in her construction but to have her look well care must be taken with the building: she will be shippy looking and in keeping with her type if joints are carefully fitted and fastenings correctly driven. She is not a small boat by any means, and heavier than ordinary materials are used in her construction, but this has been laid out with home building in mind. She is a little large to be tackled as one's first attempt at boat building but is an excellent proposition for the man who wants something larger than his present craft and who has some idea of boat building procedure. If he has previously constructed one or two small boats, so much the better. And best of all is the fact that most of her fittings and gear can be homemade, making her completed cost perhaps half that of a yacht-type boat her size. Skipjack hulls are very shoal draft—Tangier Man draws only 2½' with her board up—and they are low-sided. This limits headroom in the cabin to 4', but aside from this there is exceptional accommodation aboard with more than usual deck and cockpit space. This headroom is not so bad—anything between this and enough to really stand erect is apt to be a nuisance in that you're as likely to bump your head with 5 foot headroom as with 4. As it is, there is good sitting-up space over the settee and berths and the large companionway hatch will be appreciated by the cook. The bridge deck and cockpit give ample room for outdoor living—and that's where a crew spends most of its time aboard, especially in warm weather, whether it's sailing or merely lounging. Do not attempt to gain more headroom by raising the sides of the hull or house—too many deadrise boats have already been spoiled both as to appearance and sailing qualities by doing this.

13 pages, 5 plate(s)

$8.95
Broadbill--A 33-Ft., 9-Ton Tancook Schooner (Pub. No. 5310)

by I. A. Emmett

Nova Scotia's harbors, as you'll know if you've ever been there, are chock full of as lovely schooners as any sailing man might wish to see. Able boats all of them, and invariably slim and fast to get about under sail alone. Shelburne and Lunenburg builders turn out the larger boats for Banks fishing but Tancook Island in beautiful Mahone Bay is the home of the little Tancookers; schooner-rigged boats from 25 to 50 feet, some with the usual transom stern, others double-enders. Broadbill is the latter type modified slightly to put power aboard but otherwise as fast and able as the Island boats. She is designed for easy and low cost construction within, of course, the limits of the round bilge type and the room aboard. While construction is on the heavy side, the main members are reasonably small, the keel comparatively short and straight with no edge shaping required, and all ballast with the exception of the grounding shoe of stock bar iron is carried fisherman fashion inside.

22 pages, 6 plate(s)

$9.95
Corsair--A Gloucester Schooner (Pub. No. 5335)

by J.A. Emmett

A 42-ft. Gloucester schooner designed by IL I. Chapelle, that is fast and seaworthy, offers comfortable accommodations and is low in building cost.

The Gloucester-type fishing schooner, still popular in Nova Scotia today and years back along the New England coast, was used as a model for the lines and, rig of Corsair in order to meet a combination of rather unusual requirements. The first of these, ability and comfort in rough, water with a good turn of speed, are fairly common. However, the boat also had to have comfortable year-round living accommodations and yet be small enough for easy handling by a crew of two in summer cruising along the Atlantic coast. Added to these needs, was the fact that since the boat would be in constant operation, upkeep had to be low and any maintenance done by the owner. Most important of all, was the necessity of keeping the building cost as low as possible without sacrificing either the quality of materials or the construction. Now let’s take a look at the lines and body plan of Corsair Sand see what they’re like. They show a round-bottom hull with easy lines, graceful sheer and a long and well-shaped run that makes her fast for her size and type. Freeboard is high to keep the decks dry and the long, straight keel makes her an easy boat to hold to a course. The overall length on deck is 40 ft. 7½ in., beam 10 ft. 1½ in., the draft 4 ft. 10½ in. and displacement about 23,500 lbs. All ballast with the exception of an iron grounding shoe, is carried inside, fisherman fashion, and totals about 6 tons. Her rig is a typical gaff-headed, schooner type with 742 sq. ft. of sail area in the three lowers, divided up with 139 sq. ft. in the jib, 260 sq. ft. in the foresail and 343 sq. ft. in the main. Both of the solid masts are set up with lanyards and deadeyes in keeping with the period, and all sheets run aft to the cockpit for easy handling.

25 pages, 5 plate(s)

$9.95
Sinbad--An Auxiliary Cutter (Pub. No. 5346)

by William F. Crosby

A modern 29-ft. auxiliary cutter that's fast and seaworthy; has berths for five, ful headroom.

Cruising in many small auxiliaries far too often means trying to sleep in berths designed for a midget and remembering not to crack your head on the cabin carlins when you stand erect. And yet as the accommodations and plans of this attractive cutter amply prove, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy most of the comforts of home when you spend a weekend or a vacation afloat. Though she’s only 29 feet overall, this modern cruising boat will sleep five persons in comfort on full-length berths and there’s a clear six feet one inch of headroom throughout the house, plus complete galley and toilet facilities. The beam is ten feet one inch and with everything aboard, the boat draws about four and a half feet of water. Because of the inherent stability of the V-bottom hull, only 1,000 pounds of outside ballast, in the form of a lead or iron keel, is required. With a few hundred pounds of additional inside ballast placed right, the hull will come down to the designed waterline and trim evenly. Sinbad has a sail area of 376 sq. ft. in an easily-handled rig. The power installation is a Universal Model AFT, direct drive, 10 hp. engine, weighing 345 pounds. However, any similar engine of the same size and weight may be used.

16 pages, 5 plate(s)

$8.95
Hilaria--A 24-Ft. Cruising Auxiliary (Pub. No. 5394)

by William F. Crosby

A design for an attractive auxiliary sloop arranged for simple construction and the generous use of plywood.

Although the plans for Hilaria show her as being planked with waterproof plywood, there is no reason why this little auxiliary could not be built using regular planking. Since the plywood planking is made up of two layers of 3/8 inch material it would mean that the ordinary planking should be about 11/4 to 11/2 inches thick. Plywood is supposedly about 40 percent stronger than ordinary wood for an equal thickness, hence the difference. The boat itself is a typical vee-bottom having fairly steep sections forward and is 24 feet 3/4 inch over all with a beam of 8 feet 81/2 inches. If ordinary planking is used, the beam would be increased a little. Draft is 3 feet 31/2 inches and total sail area is 225 square feet, with 64 square feet in the jib, and 191 in the main. A larger overlapping jib could be used and it would be quite possible to arrange a spinnaker from just below the jumper strut . The arrangement plan shows a short after deck with a locker under it, then a nice cockpit with seats down each side. The tanks as shown, one to starboard and the other to port, will hold about 15 gallons each. Both will fill from the side decks. A flush hatch in the after end of the cockpit will give access to the lazarette.

8 pages, 5 plate(s)

$7.95
Porgy--An Auxiliary Ketch (Pub. No. 5399)

Designed by Chester A. Nedwidek

Design and specifications for building a popular type of 26-foot single handed auxiliary simple enough for the amateur.

Porgy was designed for the man or men who likes to do a little open water sailing in a small boat that is inexpensive, both to build, and to keep up. Designed along the lines of the V-bottom type of boat to keep these costs down, and also to make it as simple as possible for the amateur builder to build himself. The rig has been kept simple to make for easy handling under sail, and with her accommodations she should be an ideal boat for two for cruising. For afternoOn sailing her cockpit, while small, will accommodate a nice little party. It is a grave mistake to try and crowd too much of a party on any boat, especially a sail boat, as they get in each other’s way and prevent the proper handling of the boat. She is not too big for the amateur to build himself. She should be built in a shop or a shed, if possible, with a good level floor so that every part can he plumbed up. This is quite necessary if a good shaped boat is desired, otherwise she is apt to turn out warped and twisted.

8 pages, 2 plate(s)

$7.95
Fantasy--A Fifty-Fifty Cruiser (Motor Sailer) (Pub. No. 5400)

Designed by Chester A. Nedwidek

An answer to the auxiliary question combining equal parts motor boat with a substantial sailing rig simply arranged for the amateur boat builder.

The design for this boat is that of an increasingly popular type, the fifty-fifty cruiser or motor-sailer. Although most of them have been raised deck, this one was designed as a trunk cabin, which gives a hull with much lower freeboard than the raised deck. The ketch rig is for ease of handling under sail, and the power plant is intended to be much larger than the usual size engines installed in auxiliaries. This type of boat will appeal to the man who wants a good husky wholesome boat, one that will stay with him in all kinds of weather. She will make a good fishing and party boat with her large, roomy cockpit. Instead of an outside ballasted keel, she is to carry her ballast inside. This can, be accomplished in various ways. Cement can be poured into the bilge with boiler punchings in the cement, iron can be cast in the form of pigs of a handy size to stow, or these pigs can be of lead. The weight should run around four thousand pounds, this will allow for a small amount of trimming ballast. The boat was designed as a Vee bottom to make it easy for the amateur boat-builder to construct it himself, and every item of her construction has been kept as simple as possible. The offset table gives the dimensions for all the main frames. These frames may be laid out and the hull built around them which will save the bother of making moulds.

12 pages, 3 plate(s)

$7.95
Pronto--A Half-and-Half (Motor Sailer) (Pub. No. 5401)

Designed by Charles D. Mower

A happy arrangement of sailing schooner and motor cruiser which will please those who like to sail and still get there on schedule

To meet the requirements of yachtsmen who desire a power cruiser which can, in an emergency, be handled under sail alone, the type known as the fifty-fifty cruiser has been developed, and has met with considerable favor. The design given here is a representative boat of this type, and has many interesting features as will be seen after a careful study of the plans. While primarily a power boat capable of a cruising speed of nine or ten miles per hour, this design has a knockabout schooner rig of sufficient area to allow the owner to shut off the power and enjoy all the pleasure of sailing whenever there is a good whole sail breeze. There is also the feeling of security in the knowledge that if the engine should go out of business in bad weather, or a tight place, the boat can be handled under sail, and can make port or ride out a gale in safety if necessary. The boat has a maximum of cabin accommodations for her overall length, and not an inch of space is wasted in the interior arrangement. In the extreme bow there is a double stateroom with two built-in berths. Aft of this there is a toilet room on one side and a large clothes closet opposite. The main cabin is amidships, and seems as large as would be found in a boat of double the size. By using the backs of the transom seats as upper berths, sleeping accommodations for four can be provided in the main cabin. The galley is at the after end of the main cabin, and on the opposite side there is room for berthing a paid hand if one is carried. The cockpit is large and most comfortable, either when under way or at anchor with an awning stretched over the main boom. While the draft is small enough to allow cruising by the inside routes, and in comparatively shallow waters, the boat is perfectly seaworthy and suitable for offshore work, and can cruise anywhere the owner’s fancy may take him. These boats are not as fast under sail as the modern cruising schooners with comparatively small auxiliary power, but they are faster under, power, more easily handled and give better cabin accommodations than an auxiliary schooner of the same over all length. The type is sure to appeal strongly to the man who finds it necessary to go to power but who still loves the sail and hates to give it up.

15 pages, 5 plate(s)

$8.95
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