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Family Boat Anyone Can Build (Pub. No. 5360)

By Cecil Boden, N.A.

Carol is an attractive 12-footer with a flair for fishing, speeding and sailing.

Every family with a few dollars to invest, and some spare weekends, should have a Carol. She’s a 12~ ft utility skiff which will appeal to fishermen and familymen who want something suitable for outboard motors up to 18 hp. Top speed is in excess of 20 mph with an 18 on the transom, while a tiny 3 hp motor will push her along at almost 8 mph. This boat’s hull has been designed to run efficiently over a wide range of speeds and, while safety will be reduced, can handle larger motors than 18 hp. Deep transom is designed for long-shaft models. The details of this good looking boat have been carefully checked and anybody can build from the plans that appear on these pages. There’s no “boxy” look about this craft—characteristic of many simplified designs—yet if the plans and instructions are followed it should go together easily. Carol is very stable and is ideal for family picnics, fishing and general use, or as a children’s sail boat. The bottom and sides are of 1/4-inch marine grade plywood. If the boat is to be kept in the water, it would pay to sheath the bottom in fibreglass cloth. This will keep the worms away and all you need do is antifoul the bottom twice a year.

7 pages, 4 plate(s)

$7.95
Flying Ant--A 10-Ft. 6-In. Racing Dinghy (Pub. No. 5362)

by Chris Howe

Designed by John Spencer, this l0ft 6 in. racing dinghy sails as well as it looks.

Designed by John Spencer, of Cherub fame, the Flying Ant is an excellent, high performance, junior trainer, Originating in New Zealand, the design took on in Western Australia, but rigid restrictions and a high minimum weight led Sydney enthusiasts to tinker with the specifications. As now sailed with Middle Harbor 16 ft Skiff Club, the Sydney Flying Squadron and Georges River SC, the boats deviate from the specifications, especially in the sail area of spinnakers. Northbridge Sailing Club, concerned to foster a more restricted class, drew up a set of restrictions and called the class “Lightweight Flying Ant”. The net result of this is the original Flying Ant hull shape and working sail plan, optional cockpit arrangements and rigging a minimum weight of 80 lb, and a restricted spinnaker areas.

15 pages, 3 plate(s)

$8.95
Fireball (Pub. No. 5364)

by Peter Milne

Here are the full building instructions of probably the easiest-to-construct, really fast, racing machine yet produced.

The Fireball was second in Yachting's “One-Of-A-Kind” Regatta beating the 505 boat for-boat. It is destined for International recognition. Before any small boat enthusiast undertakes the building of his own boat he must be confident in some small measure, of his ability to handle a plane and panel saw—if he shies at the thought of putting up a kitchen shelf, then boatbuilding is just not for him. Fireball, however, does not call for much in the way of boatbuilding skill and all the steps in her construction have been reduced to simple carpentry. Right from the beginning the following code has been kept firmly in mind: (a) Cut to a minimum all jobs requiring two pairs of hands; (b) All joints to be as simple as possible; (c) The fairing up and fitting of the skin to be straightforward.

20 pages, 1 plate(s)

$8.95
Australia's Rainbow (Pub. No. 5365)

by I. Campbell and S. E. Hills

Few boats are easier to build than the 12-foot Rainbow.

It is Tasmania’s most popular class and is sailed in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia as well. In the early 1940s H. J. Hill of West Australia believed that he had the answer to the VJ. He designed and built a 12 foot craft that was simple in design, light, and fast to sail. Today it is the strongest class sailing in Tasmania and South Australia, is very prominent in Western Australia and is becoming popular in Victoria and New South Wales.  The Rainbow excels itself on the planing run where the flat bottom design allows it to take full advantage of its considerable sail area which is 90 square feet of working sail plus a 70 sq ft spinnaker. This scow is fast on all points of sailing. It is sailed on its chine in true scow fashion and this has the effect of reducing pounding and lengthening the waterline. These qualities combined with the ease of building has made the Rainbow a very popular class. Watertight bulkheads make the boat safe. Venturis bail the boat dry in a matter of minutes after a swim. This feature makes it a safe boat for youngsters. The Rainbow is fitted with a 4 ft 4 in. centreboard made of timber which is 1 ft 2 in. wide. The trapeze gives it good stability. Length is 12 feet, beam 3 feet 10 inches with a maximum depth of 1 foot 31 inches. Minimum weight is 120 lb.

8 pages, 2 plate(s)

$7.95
Catboat for the Youngsters, A (Pub. No. 5369)

By Edson I. Schock

Well within the ability of the amateur, this tested little cat will prove a lively answer to the man who wants sailing action. Simple, inexpensive, she is an ideal project for that father-and-son sailing crew you have been dreaming of.

This is an ideal boat for children. She is about as safe as a small sailing boat can be, yet is well balanced and reasonably fast, in competent hands. She will carry four people comfortably in her roomy cockpit, and there is space under the deck for lunch, sweaters, and life preservers. Construction has been made simple to keep her well within the ability of the average amateur to build. She should always have a good resale value, if well built, as boats of this type are always in demand.

8 pages, 5 plate(s)

$7.95
How to Build Gull--A 12-Ft. Glass Racing Dinghy (Pub. No. 5373)

by Charles Bell

Gull is a sweet little 12-foot racing dinghy but she is still quite a ship, has plenty of stability and enough freeboard to take rough stuff. She’s all fiberglass, even the mast, and is designed for all-around service as well as racing. She will do very well with one of those mighty-mite outboards, she will row and tow well and her double bottom makes her unsinkable.    The usual swelled centerboard trouble will never plague Gull because her centerboard as well as her trunk is fiberglass. The centerboard is not raised with a cable, but is adjusted with a folding rod that will stay at any point where there is an adjustment notch, and locks in any position. And Gull is simple to build, even for the unskilled workman who would ordinarily shrink from the precise joiner-work required to build a fine racing sailboat. Every effort has been made to help her prospective builders, including an inexpensive papier-mache mold from which one, or several boats can be molded. These molds are ideal for clubs and groups of individuals who wish to start a racing class.

21 pages, 4 plate(s)

$9.95
Rebel--A One-Design Racing Class (Pub. No. 5374)

by Charles Cox

Rebel, an eighteen-foot centerboarder, is just about the best all-around size for a small boat. She is small enough to be easily and cheaply serviced and yet large enough to carry a party of four comfortably. Although designed primarily for one-design racing, she still possesses all of those excellent qualities which make a successful day-sailer. Rebel is 18 feet 4 inches overall, 14 feet 8 inches on the waterline, and 6 feet in breadth. With her centerboard raised, she will draw only 754 inches of water and, with it lowered, will draw 3 feet 6 inches. Much time and thought were given to her construction, which is healthy but not excessive. The centerboard well in particular was carefully designed because it can be the main source of trouble in this type boat. Rebel’s rig is a simple, but effective, modern sloop rig, designed with enough sail to make her fast, yet still suitable for open water and rough weather. The rig allows for a combination of mainsail and Genoa jib or mainsail and working jib, this being done to make her a good all-around boat, suitable to localities where the weather permits sailing not only with the light winds of summer, but also with the heavy breezes of fall, such as on Chesapeake Bay. The area of her mainsail is 100 square feet, Genoa, 66 square feet, and working jib 48 square feet. Although Rebel is a chine boat, her appearance is most trim and pleasing, and the chine construction simplifies the building considerably and is not detrimental to speed. Rebel’s construction is simplified further by the fact that none of her planks have such severe twists as to require steaming.

10 pages, 5 plate(s)

$7.95
Midget--A Boat for the Midget Ocean Racing Club (Pub. No. 5375)

by Edward R. Weber

Midget is designed to be one of the smaller boats under the MORC rule, with an overall length of only 20 feet. Thus her proportions affecting costs are such that many will be able to build or buy her who could not aspire to a 24-footer. Her hull lines and profile under water follow proved form, with a trend toward the old and proved rather than the new and rare. The profile underbody is long and full, with a real grip on the water, able to hold a course without yawing or broaching, easy on the helm and most seakindly. With a view to keeping costs down initially as well as later in upkeep, there is a trend toward lightness in her lines, which will also permit speed provided the boat is not burdened with too much weight from equipment and gear. This lightness gives long sailing buttocks and a clean run, little wake and a boat on which one can leave the helm for short periods to tend to other duties. Short fin keelers and centerboarders can claim speed and maneuverability but in a sense must be likened to a tricycle that can be spun in its own length, yet a one-wheeled unicycle that needs constant attention to keep her on course and driving ahead. Thus this “old-fashioned” profile suits the seas, it meets the cruising needs and will be a real racing companion and as valuable as an extra crew member. Space below on Midget is secured through the use of high freeboard and a straight sheer. These give her a modern look above water, following recent trends. At the same time, they have the necessary amount of boat below them to give proper balance. When one has a skimming dish type of hull, with modern high freeboard, then one has little control, but Midget has a blending of the modern in space and looks, and the old in ability and performance. There is 4-foot 5-inch headroom below—more than most 24-foot sloops of normal proportions. And if one looks her over, from plan to plan, he will note that she has a pertness and pleasing appearance despite the sacrifices made for the sake of interior space, comfortable sleeping and galley accommodations. One great advantage Midget has, as drawn, is the ability to sleep a third hand. Very often it is necessary to cruise a small boat such as this with three aboard, possibly to sleep three before a race or just after a particularly tiring race. It will be seen that by clearing off the galley and toilet tops one additional person can sleep athwartships in a sleeping bag or on an air mattress. Crowded? Yes, but necessary at time, and it is mighty seldom one cruises on a 20-footer that can sleep all three of her racing crew! For hatches there are the hinged forward hatch, a sliding companionway and two access hatches in the aft deck for the stowage space there. The forward hatch is a valuable safety factor and useful for stowing headsails or handling ground tackle. The arrangement plan shown provides for a completely watertight, self-draining cockpit, without even openings in the seats. Stowage under the seats is reached from the aft hatches or from the interior.

15 pages, 9 plate(s)

$8.95
Inexpensive Little Cruising Sloop of 21' LOA, An (Pub. No. 5376)

by WM. H. Oehrle

A friend of mine, a young fellow who likes boats, came to see me for a bit of advice. He had owned several second-, third-, and fourth-hand boats, but what he was able to get for the amount he could spend always seemed sadly in need of major repairs. He wanted to know if it would be possible to build a small sloop, large enough to accommodate two on cruises of two-weeks duration, and four for afternoon sails, for about wbat a small auxiliary cost on the used boat market. I thought it could be done, provided he was willing to build a type of hull that did not require too much labor, nor bright finish, so he amplified his requirement. He would want a keel boat, because a centerboard trunk takes up too much room in the cabin of a smal boat, but still did not want the draft to exceed three feet in order that two of the small island harbors in Narragansett Bay could be entered at all stages of the tide. He did not want an inboard en gine, though admitting their advantage, but would use an outboard for auxiliary power. He wanted a smart sailer, a boat that would be fun to sail, but not a racer. After some discussion and argument the boat was designed built and tried out. She has proved to be the solution to his boat problem, and I offer her plans to you as a suggestion toward solving yours. Several small changes have been made wherever such changes would improve the boat without increasing her cost. The hull form is such that she sails at a good angle of heel though during the past summer she never took water over her lee rail. The beam has been purposely kept near the minimum for a cabin boat, and her forward sections are quite sharp compared with most other small cruisers. I would not advise increasing the beam to give more initial stability as it would ruin her performanc to windward in choppy water. On the boat already built the builder made a pattern for the lead keel and then cast it in iron. The resulting difference in outside weight (about 300 pounds) has an appreciable effect on her stability. The dimensions for both iron and lead keel are given; use either one but don’t try to mix them.

19 pages, 4 plate(s)

$8.95
Gulf Coast--A 20-Ft. Centerboard Double-Ender (Pub. No. 5393)

Designed by Edward R. Weber

Gulf Coast is a double-ended centerboard sloop, to be built of plywood. She measures 20’ x l5’ó” x 6’71/2” x 5” draft and carries 175 square feet of sail

Winds are strong down on the Gulf and the barometer is often taking those exciting plunges which bring along endless foaming breakers from over Mexico way. Rain squalls drive in and small boats seek haven in the bayous and inlets where, from protection, one can hear the storm whistling overhead. Days during the summer are often as not enlivened with quick thrusting storms and squalls which back up against the wind and drive down rain in powerful gusts. The detested North winds that sweep down with heat and continue for days are known actually to drive water out of certain harbors. In the inlets and bayous are underwater stumps of old cypress and the water is never deep except over springs and in the channels. Along the coast proper are long chains of low sand islands and bars lying awash in blue Gulf water and hot sun. For such sailing grounds—among the best in the world—special types of yachts and boats are needed. Motor yachts with more than usual ventilation and little draft, insulated and able to stand heavy weather in the chop and steep seas the shallow waters develop. Sailing yachts need the ability to carry huge spreads of canvas and still shorten down quickly to storm rig. The South has many latent powers and possibilities—among the greatest are her shipping, fishing and yachting—and the day is here when the South can demand and get the boats she needs for her special needs and conditions. This little sloop, Gulf Coast, was designed with many of the foregoing needs in mind. She is double-ended and therefore easy to handle in a following sea or quartering chop. Her beam is ample for great stability and her bottom is broad for planing ability downwind. The rig is tall, with an aspect ratio of nearly three to one, getting that area up where it is needed on light days. When gusts snap down she will not be overpowered nor difficult to handle and the rig is always efficient. Sail can be shortened down to a reefed main of 73 square feet or jib alone of 62. She carries a spinnaker and genoa for that zesty racing all modern sailormen love. The draft is but five inches with the centerboard up and rudder tilted, allowing her to be sailed right up to the sandy beaches and over shallow bars. Construction is made V-bottom of plywood and utilizes the native pines to a great extent. Length is 20 feet l01/2 inches overall including rudder, 20 feet on deck, 15 feet 6 inches waterline and 6 feet 71/2 inches beam. The lines show her flare forward which is carried well aft for dryness in a chop. The after bottom is nearly flat and she nossesses great reserve stability.

16 pages, 2 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
Gozo--A Petite Sloop (Pub. No. 5395)

Designed by C. A. Nedwidek

A smart little design and specifications for a cruising sloop which will furnish much sport for a pair of healthy boys

Most popular among the small classes of auxiliary boats are the several little sloops which find much favor with the boys who lean towards sailing for their sport. The design for Gozo is a wee edition of a cruising sioop, or she might be defined as an open boat which has been improved by the addition of a small cuddy cabin which contains two transom berths which will give an abundance of room for two boys while they are off on a little cruise. The design for this boat has been arranged as a round bilge type. There is ample stiffness in her lines to make her a good safe boat, which can be handled by boys without danger. The design follows somewhat the general lines of the famous Herreshoff Fish boats since it is çuite similar in its profile, the short bow, and the transom stern. The body plan, however, is very much stronger and heavier, since the Fish boats are a racing class and Gozo is just an afternoon sailing and short cruising boat. The sailing rig has been arranged as a simple sloop rig, with a jib and mainsail. With a jib and mainsail this rig is about as simple as can be secured on a boat of this kind, since there are only two halyards, two sheets and two runner sheets to handle. All have been arranged to handle from the cockpit, with the exception of the halyards which are secured to cleats on the mast. To provide auxiliary power for times when there is no wind, a little two cylinder, two cycle, Evinrude engine of the 4-5 h.p. inboard, type is called for, which will be sufficient to move her along very nicely when desired. Since this is fitted with a clutch, it will permit of easy control of the boat when under power.

9 pages, 4 plate(s)

$7.95
Happy--An 18-Ft. Outboard Auxiliary (Pub. No. 5397)

Designed by C. A. Nedwidek

Many desirable features are compressed within the eighteen feet of this able little craft

With an over-all length of only eighteen feet, this little combination outboard auxiliary cruiser has ample accommodations for two to cruise. Two transom berths, water closet, and room for an ice chest and stove. Used with an outboard engine she will furnish a great deal of pleasure for week-end cruising. She is not fast but is comfortable. Of the straight V bottom type, she should be easy to construct even for one who has not had very much boat building experience, but who knows how to handle woodworking tools. No moulds should be required. The frames themselves can be gotten out and used in the place of moulds. This saves the necessity of laying down the lines full size on the floor. The shape of stern should be laid out full-size, this will help to get out the actual stern and also to line up the rabbet line on it. The interior woodwork is simple, two transom seats, to be used as berths, two lockers in forward, end, platform to take ice chest and stove. Also platform to take water closet.

8 pages, 2 plate(s)

$7.95
Caper--A Cape Cod Cat (Pub. No. 5398)

Designed by Charles D. Mower

Design and specifications for the construction of a popular type cat boat of 22 feet length.

Cat boats are returning to favor in many localities where a shallow draft boat is required and this design is given for a typical Cape Cat twenty two feet over all with twenty four inches draft and fitted with auxiliary power which will without doubt interest many. The cat rig makes a boat that is easy to handle and the large cockpit makes a very comfortable boat for day sailing while the small cabin gives shelter in bad weather or a sudden rain squall and provides accommodations for short cruises. Boats of this type have been used for many years around Cape Cod for fishing winter and summer and have proven good sea boats and able to take care of themselves in almost any weather.

8 pages, 3 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
Heron Class--A 12-Ft. Sloop, The (Pub. No. 5407)

by Edward Weber

After publication of the plans for the 10-foot Kingfisher Class sailing canoe, quite a number of persons interested in small sailboats expressed a desire for a slightly larger boat; one that was a bit more substantial and able, could accommodate more than one person, and yet, making use of the same light, inexpensive, and easy-to-build method of construction. This design, then, is a blending of the best qualities of three different types of boats: the canvas-covered construction of the light sailing canoe, the hull form (slightly modified) of the larger canoes, and the modern rig of the small sloop or knockabout. Not one of these types is untried or unhandy.

8 pages, 4 plate(s)

$7.95
Chunky--A Sailing Dinghy (Pub. No. 5419)

by E. G. Monk

An easily built little boat with the advantages of the round bottom type and still simply constructed for the amateur.

Most of the small boat designs which are prepared for the amateur boat builder are much more difficult to construd than the designer anticipates. Amateurs generally have not sufficient skill and experience to attempt the larger craft so that the simple little design for this dinghy should be most acceptable. She has been arranged for planking in half inch cedar and the hull is very light and easy to carry up the beach or haul aboard the larger boat. Not only has the designer worked out the drawings but in order to be sure that they were correct he has constructed one of these boats. As will be noticed from the line drawing its shape somewhat approaches that of a round bottom boat and yet it is almost as easily built as the flat bottom sharp pointed skiff. There are no rabbets to cut and there is no laying down to do except to lay out a frame from the offset table. This little sailing dinghy has been built and tried out and has met with favor by everyone who has handled it. She moves right along in the lightest of breezes and offers plenty of fun in a good one, carrying sail well and handling with ease. As a row boat it rows easily and will carry as many as six people with plenty of freeboard. In the design of the hull itself the aim was to embody in an easily built boat the advantages of the round bottom type so hard for the amateur to construct. The construction itself follows very closely that of the flat bottomed, sharp pointed skiff but the disadvantages of this type of boat are almost eliminated. The amateur should have little trouble building it as there are no rabbets to cut and very little spiling or shaping of planks.

9 pages, 3 plate(s)

$7.95
17-Foot Sloop, A (Pub. No. 5423)

by Seth Persson

An interesting design and specifications for a smart little sailing craft.

The accompanying plans are for a 17-foot fast sloop that in grace and beauty is the equal of any. A trial boat has been built from the design. This boat has been the victor in every race in her size in Jamaica say, and has proven very seaworthy. The only modifications from the original design has been to change the sailing rig to the Marconi type. The construction of a round sided boat of this type is considerably more difficult than a flat bottom boat, but is within the scope of an amateur builder who is skilled in the use of woodworking tools, and knows something of the art of boatbuilding.

4 pages, 1 plate(s)

$6.95
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