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Sandspur, A Garvey (Pub. No. 7796)

by Gidge Gandy

This slightly refined garvey, of approximately 16 feet overall length, has a beam of 3 feet at the bows, 5 feet at midsection and 3 feet 6 inches at the transom. The draft is approximately 4 inches. Her sides are 16 inches from deck to bottom and they flare 6 inches, which gives her a bottom of 4 feet 6 inches breadth at the midsection. Although the old garvies carried the conventional gaff cat rig, I prefer the sprit leg-o’-mutton sail once used on the Mosquito and Cricket boats of Atlantic City. No stay or shrouds are used with such a rig and the butt of the mast is soaped or greased so it will turn and allow the sail to pull the slide to leeward. The forward end of the sprit is supported by an outhaul which leads to a cleat at the after end of the centerboard trunk, permitting adjustment of the draft of the sail at any time.

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Tramp--A 15-Ft. Knockabout in Plywood (Pub. No. 7819)

Any sailboat fancier will like “Tramp,” the trim, 15-ft. knockabout that’s so easy to build in plywood.

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Skippy--A 11-ft 8 inch Plywood Sailboat (Pub. No. 7840)

by George Muir

A plywood sailboat 11 feet 8 inches long

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Sailing Dinghy--Snowbird (Pub. No. 7844)

Designed by Charles D. Mower.

Snow Bird is a smart sailing dinghy of a type similar to those used in “Frostbite” racing during the winter season in eastern clubs. In fact she was designed to the rules of a certain class a few years ago but the classification no longer exists. She is a practical boat, will carry a good load under oars, tows well, is light to hoist aboard and can be used with the smaller, lighter outboards of not over 3 hp. She is the perfect all-around yacht tender, and makes a handsome boat. The round-bottomed clinker built construction is difficult for the amateur but it makes the strongest light boat one can build.

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Vee Bottom Center Board Cat (Pub. No. 7845)

Designed by Edson B. Schock

LOA 11 ft. 111/4 in., BEAM 4 ft. 11 in., DRAFT OF HULL 45/8 in., SAIL AREA 95 sq. Ft.

Here is a little boat that will really sail, is easy to build and is a good looking little craft. She is the perfect one-design racing boat for a crew of one but could be sailed with two. Her rig is simplicity itself and is very efficient and she is quite lively under canvas. The moderate deadrise, or vee of the bottom and the forward rake of the stem make for easy planking. A stem that rakes forward calls for less twist in the forward planks as they are naturally bowed out to meet the stem line when they reach the forward sections.

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Simple Little Sailing Skiff, A (Pub. No. 7846)

Designed by L.J. Gorenflo

The average sailing skiff is a poor performer but this little packet here skitters along pretty well and having a good-sized efficient dagger type center-board goes to windward well for her kind. She sails best with one but can carry two well enough. She is designed to be sailed with the helmsman sitting on the bottom aft. The boat is very simple to build and with the drawings here, and bill of material, anyone could build one. In building this boat you set up the moulds shown, as well as stem and transom (or stern board), and plank her up. After she is planked the frames are put in and the moulds removed. This is standard rowboat practice.

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75-Square Foot Ice Boat (Pub. No. 7869)

by Edson I. Schock

This small ice yacht was designed to fit the 75 square-foot racing class. While the woodwork on her is very simple, there is quite a bit of machine work to be done, and the prospective builder should be able to do this, or have facilities available to do it for him.

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Silver Bird--A Speedy Icemobile (Pub. No. 7913)

by J. Julius Fanta

Silver Bird is a speedy motor iceboat racer that will give no end of safe pleasure and thrills. Neat and compact, the craft has two cockpits with seating capacity for three, including the pilot. The body of this icemobile is stream-lined and mounted on a frame supported by four runners. Double steering runners in front increase stability and maneuverability more than a single rudder. A notable feature of Silver Bird is its unique, quick-acting brake, which is easy to operate without physical exertion. The weight of Silver Bird is about 600 pounds, depending on the engine.

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Building a Plywood Proa (Pub. No. 7945)

The original outrigger canoes of Polynesia are much larger but this design meets the limitations for amateur construction with 12 ft plywood.

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