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COBLE DESIGNS & PLANS
UP TO 13' LENGTH


 


We have 3 designs
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the intention is to produce a class of boat going from the first example which is 10' 6" long to a 12'6", 15' and eventually 18' examples. Each set of plans will be drawn up with details for both stitch and tape and clinker/ply construction and each will have a simple rig.


Note - In the particulars for each design, the dry weight is given for guidance only and will vary depending on the grade/density of plywood and solid wood used - different thicknesses of ply are often used by builders and the dry weight figure is based on the thinnest ply specified.
Also the Guidance Use comments are given in good faith and are based on feedback from previous builders etc and based on standard weight adults - contact us if you want further clarification before ordering/building. E & OE

 

Cobles on this page

Northumbrian 9'4" Northumbrian 10'6" Northumbrian 12'6"

 

NEW 9' 4" NORTHUMBRIAN COBLE  

This is the smallest version of our highly successful Northumbrian Coble range of cruising dinghies. She can sail with 2 crew or row/motor with 3 and has plenty of reserve buoyancy in her lines—she has the same tumblehome, generous freeboard and deep forefoot with flared bow sections as her larger sisters. Construction is simple stitch and tape and uses just 4 sheets of 4, 5 or 6mm plywood. A very pretty little craft for use as a tender, sail trainer or for pic-nics.

LOA 9’4” (2.85m); Beam 4’2” (1.26m); Approx. wht 62 lbs (28kg).

 


The example here is by  Uta Hanel

The 9'4" Northumbrian Coble has been built by Adrian While  

9'4" Northumbrian Coble Particulars

LOA 9'4" 2.85m
Beam 4'2" 1.26m
Hull Mid Depth 1'6" 0.46m
Draft 6 1/4"/2'6" 0.16/0.76m
Sail Area 0.37 sq.ft. 4 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 62 lbs 28 kg

Hull Shape

Multi chine 5 planks per side with tumblehome aft
Construction Method Stitch and tape - moulds/jig also given for clinker ply
Major plywood requirements for hull 4 sheets of 6mm 5 veneer exterior or marine plywood
Guidance Use 2-3 adults rowing/motoring - 1 adult plus child sailing
Drawing/Design Package 5 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

9' 4" NORTHUMBRIAN COBLE FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU - FULL PLAN £67 (incl. VAT)          

USA/ELSEWHERE - FULL PLAN £55 ($88)


 

NORTHUMBRIAN 10'6"  
Northumbrian 10

 

The concept of the Northumbrian 10'6" came from the need to have a sturdy and very seaworthy small working dinghy which could be rowed, sailed and motored easily and which would weigh no more than 70 lbs or so. She also had to have a striking appearance and on looking around at some of our traditional working craft, l revisited drawings that l had done some while ago of Yorkshire Cobles These Cobles were used for fishing and foying (tending shipping) in the rugged conditions of the NE coast and North Sea. She retains the generous freeboard and high stem of the Yorkshire Cobles along with their shapely well raked transoms, tumblehome and striking reverse sheer line.

This 10'6" x 4'3" version will have a simple lug rig with a centreboard. The first boat went together in around 30 hours - from marking out the hull panels to epoxy coating and cost approximately £300 using a good quality 5 ply Marine Plywood, Douglas Fir and WEST epoxies.
The example left is by Anthony Waller.

 

Below is a beautiful example by Ted Boelema.

See the 10' Northumbrian Coble being built on DVD

 

NOTE - a DVD showing the 10'6" Northumbrian Coble is now available - go to SFD Catalogues & Manuals

10' 6" Northumbrian Coble Particulars

LOA 10'6" 3.2m
Beam 4'3" 1.3m
Hull Mid Depth 1'6" 0.46m
Draft 6 3/4"/2'8" 0.17/0.81m
Sail Area 47 sq.ft. 4.34 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 75 lbs 34 kg

Hull Shape

Multi chine 5 planks per side with tumblehome aft
Construction Method Stitch and tape - moulds/jig also given for clinker ply
Major plywood requirements for hull 4 sheets of 6mm 5 veneer exterior or marine plywood
Guidance Use 2-3 adults rowing/motoring - 1 adult plus child sailing
Drawing/Design Package 6 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Standing Lug rig in addition to the standard balanced lug rig.

 

NORTHUMBRIAN 10'6" FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU - FULL PLAN £77 (incl. VAT)            

USA/ELSEWHERE - FULL PLAN £64 ($102)



NORTHUMBRIAN 12'6"
Northumbrian 12 The 12'6" version uses a gunter rig and has a beam of 4'11". She uses 6mm (1/4") ply - around 5 sheets and has an approx. weight of 120 lbs. Her high forward freeboard and veed forward sections means that she will throw off water in rough seas. Like her smaller sister, she has tumblehome in her topsides from amidships aft making her easy to row whilst giving a generous waterline beam and stable sections.

The above 2 photos are of Nigel Fry's 12'6" Northumbrian Coble well under construction (the lower left one is by Peter Roach and the lower right one by Paul Lohr) - see the Photo Gallery page for more photos of this and the other Northumbrian Cobles.
The above 3 photos are of a beautiful example built by Mike Randall from planks provided by Jordan Boats.
Left is a clinker example by Andrew Barclay.
......and these 3 pictures are of an example by Alan Taylor.
Also, go to Yves Nerisson's blog spot where he is detailing the construction of his 12'6" Northumbrian Coble - http://kerness.blogspot.com/
The 2 pictures left show a rowing example by Keith Elliott and below is another by Adrian While.

For a detailed description of the building of a 12' 6" Northumbrian Coble by Greg Lamb go to https://sites.google.com/site/buildingacoble/introduction
and
Peter Putman's on-line diary at https://sites.google.com/site/paulsboatbuild/home

12'6" Northumbrian Coble Particulars

LOA 12'6" 3.81m
Beam 4'11" 1.5m
Hull Mid Depth 1'8" 0.5m
Draft 6 3/4"/3' 1 1/2" 0.17/0.95m
Sail Area 86 sq.ft. 8.04 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 120 lbs 54.42 kg

Hull Shape

Multi chine 5 planks per side with tumblehome aft
Construction Method Stitch and tape - moulds/jig also given for clinker ply
Major plywood requirements for hull  5 sheets of 6mm 5 veneer exterior or marine plywood
Guidance Use 3 adults rowing/motoring - 2 adults plus child sailing
Drawing/Design Package 6 x A1 drawings (2 internal arrangements) + 7 x A4 instruction sheets

 

NORTHUMBRIAN 12'6" FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU - FULL PLAN £87 (incl. VAT)           

USA/ELSEWHERE - FULL PLAN £72 ($115)


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