Plover--A 15-Ft. Auxiliary Knockabout


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Here are plans and details for building "Plover", a snappy knockabout sailer that meets the demand for a sturdy, well-built craft for comfortable going. Fifteen feet long, "Plover" is a lot of boat for her size, and yet ideal for single-handed sailing. The five-foot beam makes for a commodious cockpit and the safe pleasure of five or six persons. The sloop rig of 121 square feet handles easily and is very efficient. The entire rig is balanced so that stability is at a maximum. Weighing between 450 and 500 pounds, depending on materials, this sailer is conveniently rowed if necessary, and is light enough to be transported by trailer. A model “B” Briggs and Stratton air-cooled motor is installed to ork the boat in a calm, and in and out of tight harbors or creeks. The little motor is self-contained, needs no batteries to operate and being air-cooled does away with water cooling troubles, a boon where heavy grass or muddy water conditions are encountered.

12 pages, 5 plate(s)


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