BOAT DESIGNS, PLANS & MANUALS
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last updated 01/01/20
(see list of updates below)
NEW FOR SELWAY FISHER DESIGN – ELECTRONIC FILES FOR PLANS
Full Construction Plans and Study Plans are now available as electronic
PDF files which can be sent to you as email attachments, for you to
you want to receive PDF files rather than paper hard copies then mention
this in the ‘additional notes’ section of the ordering process and
make sure we have your email address – or send us a separate email (to
reasonably sized towns have a Copy Shop or Print Shop with an inkjet
plan printer capable of taking PDF files and printing them out onto A1
or A0 paper. You can also print the files out at A4 size and zoom into
the plan files within Adobe Acrobat reader. The advantage is of course,
that you do not have to wait for the post - as soon as your order
payment has been made, we can email you the plan files.
Group/Forum for Selway Fisher Builders & Sailors
We now have a User
Group/Forum on the web for those who are building and using Selway
Fisher boats - it has approaching 3000 members worldwide and offers a
meeting point for those interested and who are building SFD designs. You
will find many photo albums showing member's boats in build and being
The User Group/Forum is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFD_builders_sailors
- when you link to it press the "Join" link.
Although there is a separate User's Group for those building our canoes,
many canoe builders also belong to this Group.
Group/Forum for Selway Fisher Canoe Builders & Users
This is a new Group
started for those building our canoe designs - this will be a
group/forum to exchange ideas on construction and to share photos of the
canoes you are building and the treks that you have undertaken with
The Canoe User Group/Forum is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDesigncanoebuilders
- when you link to it, press the "Join" link.
Fisher BSc. MRINA - the Designer
After a youth messing
around in all sorts of boats on the Thames, I gained my degree - a BSc
(Bachelor of Science) in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding from
Newcastle University in 1974.
Straight after University l
worked in the design office of McGruer & Co. Scotland for 4 years -
famous for high performance racing /cruising yachts beautifully crafted
in wood (cold moulded as well as conventional clinker and carvel). l
then became Technical Manager at D.M. Russell Marine - formerly Jas. A.
Silvers yard just up the road at Rosneath, for 5 years - famous for
their motor yachts - this period found me sailing/cruising in all sorts
of craft around the coast of the UK and regular racing in everything
from Dragons to the IOR fleet on the Clyde.
Note - for more information
on Selway Fisher Design go to the new page - A
History of SFDesign
| And for those wanting
to read more about how he started off on a boating career, there is now
Paul's first semi-autobiographical novel 'A
Slight Mist on the Horizon'
Apart from the
words, the novel also has 28 colour cartoons to illustrate the events
drawn by Paul.
can now get the novel on
a CD in down-loadable Word.doc and pdf format with interactive Contents
pages - cost Ł4 - click on the image below for