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POCKET CRUISER DESIGNS & PLANS
UP TO 16' IN LENGTH

 

 

Study Plans are available for these designs - remember a study plan gives you more details and a wood materials list usually on two A1 sheets, so that you can cost out a project before ordering the full plans. When you order the full construction plans you do not need to order the study plan as well, as all the study details are on the full plans.

There are 18 designs as usual varying in type and style from the traditional Grey Swan and Tideway to the more modern Lynx's - all were originally for modern ply/epoxy construction but some have had the details for Cedar Strip Planking added  - there are study plans (A1 sheets with sections, construction details and a wood materials list, for most of these designs - for further information please see the price list on the main page.

 

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.
Please also note that we give the computer faired mould, inner stem and transom shapes plus the building jig details for clinker ply construction where stated and recommend that the builder purchases a good manual on this method of construction to use with these details. E & OE


Pocket Cruisers on this Page

16' Mystery 16' Grey Swan 16' Goshawk Ptarmigan 15 Avon 12 M/S
Simplicity 14 Heron 14 Heron 15 Firecrest 15'/17'6" 16' SandGrouse
Lynx 14 Lynx 16 14' Duette Catboat Morning Tide 14
(formerly the Tideway 14)
Micro 8
Micro 10 YM Senior 4m Mini Yacht    

 

16' MYSTERY  

16’x 6’4’’x 8’’ (3’6’’ with board down). Approx. 450 lbs. lightweight with 120 lbs. of ballast. An ultra simple cruiser of double chine shape using pre-shaped ply panels for the hull. Can sleep two in the cabin and two in the cockpit. Standard rig is a simple sprit boom rig for safety and ease in handling, but other rigs may be used. Excellent for towing to obscure creeks and exploring backwaters. Sail area 130 sq.ft. Details of a gunter rig are also given.

16' Mystery Particulars

LOA 16' 4.88m
Beam 6'4" 1.93m
Hull Mid Depth 2'3" 0.68m
Draft 8"/3'6" 0.2/1.07m
Sail Area 130 sq.ft 12.09 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 450 lbs 204 kg
Ballast 120 lbs 54.4 kg
Maximum Headroom 4'4" 1.32m

Hull Shape

U shape - flat narrow bottom with 3 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 11 x 6 sheets
4 x 9mm sheets
1 x 12mm sheet
Guidance Use 2 adults inland/estuary sailing
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Bermudan sail plan (original has single leg o' mutton sprit boom sail)

 

16' MYSTERY PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £80 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £64 ($27/$102)

 
16' GREY SWAN
Grey Swan
The Grey Swan is a traditional gaff cutter of multi chine hull shape with a length over deck (LOD) of only 16’ allowing much of her construction to be completed in a small work space. The original plans show her built using pre shaped ply bulkheads and for and aft girders fitted together along with her bottom hull panel into a rigid prefabricated structure. Stringers are then added to this and the remainder of the hull panels applied oversize and trimmed later. The sketch shows the original design with it’s centreboard but during the intervening years since she was first drawn up we have been asked for several modifications. Consequently the plans now show details for bilge keel and long central ballast keel variations, an alternative catboat rig and details and panel shapes for pure stitch and epoxy construction. Although only 16’ in length, she has room for 2 berths inside her cabin and a large cockpit which can also take 2 sleeping under a boom tent. LOD 16’; Beam 7’; Draft 1.15’/4.3’; Approx. wht. 1200 lbs; Ballast 300 lbs. Details are now available for a strip plank version. Plans also include details/mould shapes for strip planking the hull.
 

16' Grey Swan Particulars

LOD 16' 4.88m
Beam 7' 2.13m
Hull Mid Depth 3'2" 0.97m
Draft 1'2"/4'4" 0.36/1.32m
Sail Area 169 sq.ft 15.72 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1200 lbs 544 kg
Ballast 300 lbs 136 kg
Maximum Headroom 4'8" 1.42m
Number of berths 2  

Hull Shape

U shaped - narrow flat bottom plank plus 3 planks per side
Construction Methods Ply over frame, stitch and tape and strip plank
Major plywood requirements for hull 14 x 6mm sheets
5 x 9mm sheets
3 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use 2-3 adults +
Drawing/Design Package 9 x A1 drawings + 14 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Cat rig - gaff main
Deep/long keel
long keel with bilge keels
Cedar strip plank details

 

16' GREY SWAN PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £165 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £136 ($27/$218)
 

 

WHOOPING SWAN MOTOR VERSION OF GREY SWAN

We have been asked to produce a wheelhouse for a motor version of the 16’ Grey Swan pocket cruiser—in doing this we have added buoyancy to the aft end and made the transom more vertical to take an outboard. Headroom in the wheelhouse is around 5’11! (1.80m) and a 5 hp outboard would move her along nicely.

These plans have now been completed as a separate set of drawings and available at Motor Cruisers up to 16' - Whooping Swan.

Below is a card model of the motor version by Brent.


16' GOSHAWK
 
  Left is an example by Curtiss Morgan.
The Goshawk was designed for an American company for use in their boat hire business. The design brief called for a boat which was tough and which, for only a 16' length, would have as comfortable a cabin space as possible. To go with this, she had to be very stable and easily handled by both novice and experienced sailor alike and hence the rig had to be self tending . Basing the new craft on our Skylark 16 Mark 2 and using some of the ideas developed for our Lynx 16 design, we remodelled the Skylark hull using an additional chine and a little more beam. The cabin goes right out to the hull side so that sitting space inside the cabin is comfortable and she has a large cockpit over which a boom tent may be used. Construction uses the stitch/epoxy method with pre-shaped ply bulkheads and girders. LOD 15'10" (4.8m); Beam 7'9" (2.35m); Draft 1'2"/3' (.38/.92m); Sail Area 185 sq. ft. (17.2 sq.m); Approx. wht 1200 lbs. (544 kg); Ballast 220 lbs (100kg). Note - various rig options plus an open and motor version are also available.

16' Goshawk Particulars

LOD 15'10" 4.8m
Beam 7'9" 2.35m
Hull Mid Depth 2'1 1/2" 0.65m
Draft 1'2"/3' 0.38/0.92m
Sail Area 185 sq.ft 17.2 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1200 lbs 544 kg
Ballast 220 lbs 100 kg
Maximum Headroom 4'2" 1.27m
Number of berths 2  

Hull Shape

U shaped - flat bottom plank plus 3 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 17 x 9mm sheets
2 1/2 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use 3-4 adults estuary and coastal sailing
Drawing/Design Package 11 x A1 drawings + 15 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Plank/frame shapes for 6'10" beam version
Lug rig with jib and bowsprit
Balanced lug rig
Chinese Junk rig
Steel bilge keel arrangement

 

16' GOSHAWK PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £165 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £136 ($27/$218)

EXTRA FOR OPEN VERSION PLANS COST 

UK/EU - FULL PLAN £25 (incl. VAT)                       

USA/ELSEWHERE - FULL PLAN £21 ($34)              

 

EXTRA FOR MOTOR VERSION PLANS COST 

UK/EU - FULL PLAN £25 (incl. VAT)                       

USA/ELSEWHERE - FULL PLAN £21 ($34)              


 
PTARMIGAN 15
Ptarmigan 15
This is a new design for a Mr. Mussett who wanted a boat as easy to build as the Petrel design but which could be left on a mooring and occasionally trailed and which would be ideal for sailing the Blackwater. She is therefore an English version of the catboat type with a lower beam but still retaining the very stable sections. Construction is based upon simple stitch and epoxy fillet methods and takes just 12 sheets of 3/8’’ and 1 sheet of 1/2’’ ply. Space is provided for camp cooking and 2 simple berths inside and as with most of our other designs, she is both very quick and easy to make and also very adaptable. She has wide side decks which could be modified to give no side decks and maximum cabin width if you prefer. She could also be built without the centreboard but with a central ballast keel and bilge plates. LOD 15'; Beam 5’; Draft 10’’ and 3’; Sail Area 115 sq.ft. Weight approx. 650 lbs. excl. optional ballast of around 150 lbs. Details are also enclosed of the panel shapes for a 6’ version which we recommend. The hull details are also available for a 14'x5' version for use as a motor boat.
The plans also include a yawl sail plan.

Particulars

LOA 15' 4.58m
Beam 5' and 6' 1.52m and 1.83m
Hull Mid Depth 1'10" 0.56m
Draft 10"/3' 0.25/0.92m
Sail Area 115 sq.ft 10.7 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 650 lbs 295 kg
Ballast 150 lbs 68 kg
Maximum Headroom 3'7" 1.09m

Hull Shape

Flat bottom plank plus 2 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 18 x 9mm sheets
1 x 12mm sheet
Guidance Use 2-3 adults inland waterways
Drawing/Design Package 6 x A1 drawings + 21 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Bilge keels
Open version with bulwark and high peaked gaff yawl rig with jib on bowsprit

 

PTARMIGAN 15 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £100 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £81 ($27/$130)
 
 
AVON 12 MOTOR SAILER  

This is a smaller version of the Avon 22 multi role boat for a client who wants a light easily transported boat for use around the coast of Anglesey which is efficient under outboard power but which will also show a clean pair of heels under sail. She can be easily adapted to take what ever rig you choose (the unstayed sprit boom rig is shown on the drawings) or she may be made purely for motoring. A small cuddy can be fitted and a centre or dagger board fitted instead of the leeboard (the leeboard acts in an external slot formed at the gunwale and chine). Construction like her sister is from simple pre-shaped ply panels using the stitch and tape method and 5 sheets of 6mm are required for the basic boat. LOD 12’; Beam 4’8’’; Draft 5’’/2’; Weight approx. 100 lbs. The drawings also include the panel shapes for a 14’ version.

An example of the Avon 12 by Richard Boardman

Below - an example of a version stretched to 15' by Chris North

Duncan Curtis, who suffers from MS, has used the Avon 12 hull as the basis for a boat that will take him safely sailing. His modifications and the rig he has used help him to control the boat and sail in shallow waters - look out for his description of the MOBI project in various magazine articles that will be published soon. Below are some photos of his modified Avon 12 taken by Suzanne Grala.

 

Avon 12 Particulars

LOD 12' 3.66m
Beam 4'8" 1.42m
Hull Mid Depth 1/ 9 1/2" 0.55
Draft 5"/2' 0.13/0.61m
Sail Area 65 sq.ft 6.05 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 100 lbs 45.4 kg
Maximum Headroom 4' 1.22m

Hull Shape

Narrow flat bottom plus 2 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 4 x 6mm sheets
1 x 9mm sheet
Guidance Use Inland/estuary - 4 adults
Drawing/Design Package 7 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans 14' version with simple cabin
14' version with vertical transom - motor version
15' version with mark 2 hull - flat bottom with 3 planks per side plus pivoted boards

 

AVON 12 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £80 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £64 ($27/$102)
 
 
SIMPLICITY 14  

This handy pocket cruiser has been designed for a client who wanted an ultra simple and cheap sailing cruiser for estuary sailing and which would get him across the Channel. The construction could not be more simple and rugged with pre-shaped hull panels and ply frames. She uses 11 sheets of 1/4’’ ply and is very quick to build. She has two berths good stowage space and is 14’x 5’6’’. The drawings now show details for a 6’ beam version as well as details of an alternative gunter sloop rig and a centreboard. See the Simplicity 20 & 24 in the Yacht page.
This example is by Joe Millard

Simplicity 14 Particulars

LOD 14' 4.27m
Beam 5'6" 1.68m
Hull Mid Depth 2'5" 0.74m
Draft 1'11" 0.58m
Sail Area 75 sq.ft and 100 sq.ft 6.98 sq.m and 9.3 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 750 lbs 340 kg
Ballast 200 lbs 90.7 kg
Maximum Headroom 4' 1.22m

Hull Shape

flat bottom single chine
Construction Methods Ply over frame and stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 11 x 6mm sheets
Guidance Use Inland and estuary - 2 adults
Drawing/Design Package 7 x A1 drawings + 13 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Junk rig
Gunter main with jib
Pivoted centreboard
Sliding external leeboards
Panel shapes for 6'6" (1.98m) beam version
Panel shapes for 12' x 5'6" (3.66x1.68m) version
Panel shapes for 15' version

 

SIMPLICITY 14 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £135 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £111 ($27/$178)
 
 
HERON 14  
This is a slightly smaller and more simple single chine version of the Grey Swan. The design is very adaptable and bulkhead positions, the rig and the keel configuration may be altered to suit your own individual requirements. All the panel shapes are given to you for simple and quick stitch and tape construction. The ply bulkheads can be epoxy filleted into place or have conventional wood fillets added to them for connection to the hull skin. The cockpit is self draining and the standard arrangement shows a simple box plywood ballast keel filled with 300 lbs. of scrap iron and concrete. Simple plate bilge keels allow her to sit upright when drying out. She could also be built as a simple open day boat with a centreboard. LOD 14’; LWL 12’9’’: Beam 6’; Draft 1’9’’; Construction weight approx. 1130 lbs.; External ballast 300lbs. Sail Area 94 sq.ft.
Heron 14

Heron 14 Particulars

LOD 14' 4.27m
Beam 6' 1.83m
Hull Mid Depth 2'5" 0.74m
Draft 1'9" 0.53m
Sail Area 94 sq.ft 8.74 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1130 lbs 512 kg
Ballast 300 lbs 136 kg
Maximum Headroom 4' 1.22m
Number of berths 2  

Hull Shape

V bottom single chine
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 18x 9mm sheets
1 x 12mm sheet
Guidance Use Inland and estuary for 2-3 adults
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 12 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Hollow spar details
Water ballast tanks

 

HERON 14 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £100 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £81 ($27/$130)

 

  NEW 15' HERON POCKET CRUISER

 
Safe Harbour 12

 The additional 1'4" hull length over the original 14' version gives a lot of useful additional space - enough for 2 comfortable berths, a small galley area and curtained side space for a Porta Potti type wc.

 Unlike the 14 foot which has fixed bilge keels, this version has a centreplate (with an external pivot) which means that the interior is not divided by a case.

 Construction is centred around a simple plywood framework consisting of a fore and aft girder (which includes the centreplate case) onto which are slotted the ply frames, bulkheads and transom. The hull panels are then fitted over the frameworks and the chines finished with epoxy. The chines can also be solid wood if required.

 A pretty looking and simple little ship with plenty of cruising potential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below - photos of Rob Batkin's model of the Heron 15.
Below are photos of Rob's full-size Heron 15 under construction - she is being built for Rob by the Cornish Wooden Boat Co. - www.cornishwoodenboat.co.uk
Below the hull planked - note in the top left photo the portion on bottom planking at the bow which has been applied in 2 diagonal layers because of the twist.
 

15' Heron Pocket Cruiser Particulars

LOA 15' 4" 4.67m
Beam 6' 5" 1.96m
Hull Mid Depth 2' 10" 0.85m
Draft 1'4"/3'4" 0.40/1.00m
Sail Area 119 sq.ft 11.03 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1500 lbs 680 kg
Ballast 300 lbs 135 kg
Maximum Headroom 4'6" 1.38m

Hull Shape

V bottom single chine
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 18 x 9mm sheets
2 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use Inland, estuary and coastal for 2-3 adults
Drawing/Design Package 6 x A1 drawings + 8 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

15' HERON POCKET CRUISER

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £135 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £1- STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £111 ($27/$178)

 

FIRECREST 15/17'6"
This is a simply constructed miniature schooner for the sailing man who likes a classic sail plan. Normally, you would not find a schooner rig on any boat less than 30’ long and therefore less complicated rigs can be used. But if you like plenty of strings to pull or want to experiment in rig balance, this boat will offer plenty of fun. A water ballast tank is shown on the drawing which gives around 400 Lb. of disposable weight. She may also be fitted with an outboard well and built in buoyancy. Construction is based upon pre-shaped ply panels which are stitched together and finished with epoxy fillets and she may be completed as an open boat. The drawings also show details of a mark 2 version with a transom stern, outboard well and a beam of 5’6’’. LOD 15’; Beam 5’; Draft 10’/2’6’’; Sail Area 110 sq.ft.; Approx. dry weight 450 lbs.

The plans include details for an alternative 17'6" hull.

Left - the transom version.

15' Firecrest Particulars

LOD 15' 4.58m
Beam 5' 1.52m
Hull Mid Depth 1'11" 0.59m
Draft 10"/2'6" 0.25/0.76m
Sail Area 110 sq.ft 10.23 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 450 lbs (ex ballast) 204 kg
Ballast Up to 400 lbs 181 kg
Maximum Headroom 3'5" 1.03m

Hull Shape

Flat bottom single chine
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 12 x 6mm sheets
1 x 9mm sheet
Guidance Use Inland and estuary for 2 adults
Drawing/Design Package 6 x A1 drawings + 8 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Plank shapes for original length/beam with transom
Plank shapes for 17'6" x 6' (5.34 x 1.83m) version with transom

 

FIRECREST 15' PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £100 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £81 ($27/$130)
 
 
16' SANDGROUSE  

The Sand Grouse was originally conceived as a more sophisticated version of a Skylark 16 with a pointed bow. An additional chine was added to sweeten her lines and her hull depth was increased to help sitting headroom in the cabin. She has an outboard well and space inside for a basic galley and two berths. There is plenty of stowage in her aft cockpit lockers as well as under the fore deck. The centreplate is ‘L’ shaped so that it fits low down under the cabin sole and does not intrude into the cabin space and the pivot is outside the hull through the integral keel so that there is no chance of annoying leaks. An easily handled gunter ketch rig has been used so that the sails are in easily handled areas with short spar lengths. To keep trailing weight down, ballast is limited to the steel centreplate, but there is room for more below the cabin sole if you wish. Construction is based upon pre shaped ply hull panels and epoxy fillet joints. LOD 15’6’’ (4.7m); Beam 6’5’’ (1.96m); Draft 1’3’’ (.38m)/3’ (.92m); Sail Area 111 sq.ft.(10.3 sq.m.); Approx. wht. 1100 lbs. (500kg).
Above - a nicely built example built by Jim Spiers  

16' Sandgrouse Particulars

LOD 15'6" 4.7m
Beam 6'5" 1.96m
Hull Mid Depth 2'4" 0.72m
Draft 1'3"/3' 0.38/0.92m
Sail Area 111 sq.ft 10.3 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1100 lbs 500 kg
Ballast (if used) 250 lbs 113 kg
Maximum Headroom 4'2" 1.26m
Number of berths 2  

Hull Shape

Flat bottom with 3 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 2 x 4mm sheets
12 x 9mm sheets
5 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use Inland, estuary and coastal
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 8 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

16' SANDGROUSE PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £115 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £94 ($27/$150)

 
LYNX 14  
Lynx 14  
Go to www.warnersworld.net for construction photos and the full story of Dennis's extraordinary North sea crossing to Holland in his Lynx 14 'Diddy-Da'. 
The Lynx 14 is a very modern pocket cruising boat designed to give comfortable over night sleeping accommodation in a short boat length. She has been designed for a client who intends to use her for some serious coastal cruising both here and abroad and therefore her layout both internally and in the cockpit has been planned with extended passage making in mind. Internally, she has roomy space for 2 people to sleep on the sole (the sole area is over 4’6’’x6’6’’) and there are carefully thought out stowage areas. The cockpit has seats set at a height to allow the crew to be ‘in’ the boat rather than on it and the lockers house a cooker, gas bottle, deck gear and the oars. The transom will obviously take an outboard and the sail plan is set up so that all controls lead to the cockpit. Her hull is of a wide waterline beam planing type giving her high form stability and she has a pair of weighted bilge daggerboards. This positions them so that they do not interfere with the cabin layout and they are lifted from the cockpit position. Construction is from stitched and epoxied 6mm ply making the structure stiff and light. The hull/deck/cabin/cockpit weigh around 225 lbs and the all up dry weight is approximately 425 lbs (193 kg). LOD 14’ (4.26m); LWL 13’7’’ (4.15m); Beam 6’1’’ (1.86m); Draft 9’’/4‘(.23/1.2m); Sail Area 106 sq.ft.(9.84m).
The example left is by John Robinson using an Enterprise rig.
Ian Ruston has a blog with pictures and description of his Lynx 14 in build and on the water - go to http://ianhurley20.wordpress.com/about/  and click on the pages link to the right, for his boat called Deux Chevaux.

Below - another under construction.

Lynx 14 Particulars

LOD 14' 4.26m
Beam 6'1" 1.86m
Hull Mid Depth 2'4" 0.72m
Draft 9"/4' 0.23/1.2m
Sail Area 106 sq.ft 9.84 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 425 lbs 193 kg
Ballast None usually  
Maximum Headroom 3'4" 1m

Hull Shape

U shaped with 3 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape and clinker ply
Major plywood requirements for hull 4 x 4mm sheets
11 x 6mm sheets
2 x 9mm sheets
2 x 12mm sheets
1 x 18mm sheet
Guidance Use Inland, estuary and coastal
Drawing/Design Package 10 x A1 drawings + 11 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Moulds/jig for standard hull
Moulds/jig for 7 plank per side hull
High peaked gaff main, yawl rig with bowsprit.
Alternative centreboard arrangement.

 

LYNX 14 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £135 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £111 ($27/$178)

 
LYNX 16
The LYNX 16 has been designed to meet the needs of the sailer who requires a modern small trailable boat. To retain the maximum possible internal living space she has twin bilgeboards which are mounted in cases below the bunks leaving the sole space completely free of obstructions. Furthermore, the pivots for the steel boards are outside the hull in the skegs which means that there are no leaks ,and the control  of the boards is in the cockpit. Optional water ballast tanks giving over 300 kg of ballast are incorporated below the bunks. A simple gunter rig has been used to keep the spar lengths down for easy trailing and the skegs allow her to, sit easily on the trailer. She has an outboard well and the cabin sides go right out to the hull sides giving comfortable sitting space inside and a large deck area to work on. The cockpit seats are big enough to have 2 people sleeping on them under a boom tent. The hull is of double chine shape developed from our Micro 18 and Highlander designs to give a fast and stable hull form. Construction is based upon the stitch and tape/epoxy method using pre-shaped ply hull and frame panels so that the building time is kept to a minimum. LOD 15'9" (4.8m); Beam 6’9’’ (2.05m); Draft 1’2’’/3’9’’ (.35/l.l5m); Sail Area l38 sq.ft. (12.8 sq.m.); Approx. wht 11001bs. (500 kg) for 9mm ply - around 800 lbs. for 6mm ply. Details are also available for a round bilge strip planked hull for the Lynx 16.
Lynx 16

Below, a lovely example by Ken Lewis.

Below - another nice example, this one by David Shephard.

Lynx 16 Particulars

LOD 15'9" 4.8m
Beam 6'9" 2.05m
Hull Mid Depth 2'7" 0.79m
Draft 1'2"/3'9" 0.35/1.15m
Sail Area 138 sq.ft 12.8 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1100 lbs 500 kg
Ballast (water) up to 660 lbs up to 300 kg
Maximum Headroom 4'3" 1.29m
Number of berths 2  

Hull Shape

U shaped with 3 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape and strip plank
Major plywood requirements for hull 7 x 4mm sheets
15 x 9mm sheets
3 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use Inland, estuary and coastal
Drawing/Design Package 9 x A1 drawings + 9 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans High peaked gaff cutter with bowsprit.
Moulds for strip plank construction.

 

LYNX 16 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £165 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £136 ($27/$218)

 
14' DUETTE CAT BOAT  

The Duette 14 is a round bilged strip planked cat boat which can be built either as an open day boat or, with it’s removable cabin top, as a pocket cruiser with berth space for 2 people and room for a small galley. The mould shapes have been computer generated so that there is no requirement to loft and the builder can get straight into making the building mould. She has a steel centreplate which is ‘L’ shaped so that the centreboard case is kept below the cabin sole and does not encroach on the living space. This arrangement also allows the centreboard pivot to be kept outside below the hull thus avoiding leaks. The old large single sailed cat boat rig is fine but can get a little unwieldy so in the case of Duette, we have broken this down into a gaff sloop with more easily handled sails. The mast is stepped in a tabernacle for easy raising and lowering. LOD 14’5’’ (4.4m); Beam 7’ (2.1m); Draft 1’3’’/3’ (.37/.92m); Sail Area 166 sq.ft. (15.4 sq.m.); Approx. wht 1200 lbs. (540 kg).

14' Duette Catboat Particulars

LOD 14'5" 4.4m
Beam 7' 2.1m
Hull Mid Depth 2' 0.6m
Draft 1'3"/3' 0.37/0.92m
Sail Area 166 sq.ft 15.4 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1200 lbs 540 kg
Ballast None usually  
Maximum Headroom 4' 1 1/2" 1.26m

Hull Shape

Round bilge
Construction Methods Strip plank
Major plywood requirements for hull 2130' of 1/2" x 3/4" (650m of 12 x 18mm) Western Red Cedar or Douglas Fir
Guidance Use Inland, estuary and coastal
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

14' DUETTE CAT BOAT PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £100 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £81 ($27/$130)

 
MORNING TIDE 14 (formerly the Tideway 14)
 The Morning Tide 14 is a modern stitch and tape version of the old heavy displacement pocket cruisers that were popular in the 30’s and 40’s. By using modern construction techniques (using pre shaped ply hull panels, frames and transom) we have brought back to life a type of boat that offers good long distance cruising in a small package. She has 2 full length berths and plenty of stowage space and indeed, could be fitted out with a smaller cabin and larger cockpit to suit your needs. The standard arrangement shows a long ply box keel filled with concrete and scrap iron but she may also be fitted with bilge keels (also shown) or a centreboard. She may also be fitted with internal water ballast making her lighter to trail. All fittings have been kept to a minimum to keep costs low and if you would like to fit her out in a different way (ie. an open layout), we can supply all necessary new frame shapes and details. LOD 14’6’’; Beam 6’1’’; Draft 2’1’’; Weight with 700lbs. of ballast 1900 lbs. NOTE - Details are now shown on the Morning Tide drawings for round bilged strip plank construction and a junk rig - and now see her bigger sister, the Morning Tide 18 in the Pocket Cruisers 16' to 20' section.

Above - a Morning Tide 14 under construction by Donald Henschel.

 

Above - Graham Young's Morning Tide 14
Below and right - Marcia Dabrowski's Morning Tide 14
 

Left is a photograph of a strip planked version which has been stretched by 10% giving a hull length of 15'5" (4.7m) by Zeljko Loncar.

 

 

Morning Tide 14 (formerly the Tideway 14) Particulars

LOD 14'6" 4.42m
Beam 6'1" 1.85m
Hull Mid Depth 2'10" 0.87m
Draft 2'1" 0.64m
Sail Area 142 sq.ft 13.17 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1900 lbs 862 kg
Ballast 700 lbs 317 kg
Maximum Headroom 3' 10 1/2" 1.18m
Number of berths 2  

Hull Shape

U shaped with narrow flat bottom plank plus 3 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape and strip plank
Major plywood requirements for hull 18 x 6mm sheets
9 x 9mm sheets
1 x 12mm sheet
Guidance Use Inland, estuary and coastal
Drawing/Design Package 12 x A1 drawings + 12 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Self drawing cockpit with outboard well
Storm sails
Chinese junk rig
Moulds etc for strip plank construction.
Centreplate and water ballast arrangement.

Now see her bigger sister, the Morning Tide 18 in the Pocket Cruisers 16' to 20' section.

MORNING TIDE 14 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £135 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £111 ($27/$178)

 

New - plans to make a model of the Morning Tide 14
There are now plans available for a scale model of the Morning Tide 14 design (formerly the Tideway 14)  - go to www.makeamodelboat.com for details.

Note - for those builders who want to build a model of the Morning Tide 14 and also purchase the study plans for the full-size boat at the same time, we have discounted the combined model/study plans - see below - (£33 rather than £40 - UK/EU and £28 rather than £34 - US/Elsewhere)
Note the model is built using Balsa sheet techniques plank over frame - some full-size Morning Tide 14's have been built in similar fashion (ply plank over frame), others have been built in Cedar strip but the majority have been built using the stitch and tape method. The scale of the model is 1 : 10 giving a model hull length of 17 3/8" (442mm).
Postage for the combined study/model plans will be £3 (UK); £5 (EU) and £6 (US & Elsewhere).

MORNING TIDE 14 COMBINED STUDY/MODEL PLANS COST 

UK/EU - PLAN £33 (incl. VAT)                   

USA/ELSEWHERE - FULL PLAN £28 ($45)


NEW MICRO 8 - MINI YACHT  

This design has been drawn up for the same client who asked us to design the Simplicity 14 a number of years ago—this new design is to cater for the sailors who like to sail long distances in the smallest craft possible. She has large storage areas for FW and food as well as the kind of gear you need for extensive offshore work.

She has been designed to sail from inside the boat so that virtually all sail controls plus the steering lines are led inside.

Construction is simple stitch and tape plywood using epoxy filleting and tape and based upon a framework consisting of a central plywood fore and aft girder which is slotted together with the plywood frames/bulkheads and fore and aft transoms. 6mm (1/4”) ply is used for most of the construction and the hull skin consists of several layers of ply to produce a very tough hull.

LOD 8’ (2.44m); Beam 5’4” (1.62m); Draft (loaded) 2’11” (0.88m); Sail Area 81 sq.ft. (7.52 sq.m.); Dry weight 1103 lbs (500kg).

Note - the plans now show  Marconi rig and sliding hatch alternatives.

The basic ply framework.

Micro 8 Particulars

LOD 8' 2.44m
Beam 5'4" 1.62m
Hull Mid Depth 3'8" 1.1m
Draft 2'11" 0.88m
Sail Area 81 sq.ft 7.52 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1103 lbs 500 kg
Ballast 551 lbs 250 kg
Maximum Headroom 3'5" 1.04m

Hull Shape

Multi-chine U shape with 4 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 15 x 6mm sheets
3 x 9mm sheets
3 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use Long distance sailing for 1 person
Drawing/Design Package 9 x A1 drawings + 8 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans Bilge keel arrangement
Marconi rig
Sliding hatch

 

MICRO 8 PLANS PRICE

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £135 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £111 ($27/$178)

 

NEW  MICRO 10  
Safe Harbour 12

Using the Micro 8 as a starting point l have drawn up a boat with 25% additional length which, in such a small craft, gives a lot of additional useful space for stores and simple creature comforts. Construction is just the same with simple stitch and tape used over a basic ply framework of fore and aft girder and bulkheads—l have tried to keep the overall construction weight to that of the Micro 8.

Some of the ballast is water and she uses a simple staysail type rig with controls led inside the boat along with the steering system.  

LOD 10’ (3.05m); Beam 5’4” (1.63m); Draft 2’4”/4’3” (0.70/1.3m); Displ. To WL 3749lbs (1700kg); Approx. Dry Weight 1103lbs (500kg); Ballast 386lbs (175kg) of lead and 441lbs (200kg) of water; Sail Area 75.25 sq.ft. (7 sq.m).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Micro 10 Particulars

LOA 10' 3.05m
Beam 5'4" 1.63m
Hull Mid Depth 2' 11 1/2" 0.9m
Draft 2'4"/4'3" 0.7/1.3m
Sail Area 75.25 sq.ft 7 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 1103 lbs 500 kg
Ballast 386 lbs lead + 441 lbs water 175 kg lead + 200 kg of water
Maximum Headroom 3'11" 1.18m

Hull Shape

Flat bottom plus 2 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 13 x 6mm sheets
4 x 9mm sheets
4 x 12mm sheets
Guidance Use Long distance for 1 adult
Drawing/Design Package 8 x A1 drawings + 11 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

MICRO 10

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £135 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £111 ($27/$178)

 

NEW  YACHTING MONTHLY SENIOR
Dragon 35

The YM Senior is a lovely little pocket cruiser design by the late Kenneth M. Gibbs. Ken Gibbs designed some lovely ply sailing boats many of which used to feature in the original Yachting Monthly magazine. I had much pleasure in sailing a Senior many years ago on the Thames. For her length, she seemed to accommodate a good sized cockpit and a useful cabin.

Life turns full circle and l have been asked to produce the hull construction details for a modern stitch and tape version. I did this for the Yachting World Heron to rekindle interest in the wood version and l am very happy to do the same for the Senior.

The details we have are for the hull construction only and for the bilge/ballast keel version and the builder would need to purchase a copy of the original plans (presently available on CD from  the Eventide Owner’s Group (www.eventides.org.uk).

LOA 16’ (4.88m); Beam 6’ 0 1/2” (1.84m); Draft 1’2” (0.356m); Approx. Wht. 1050 lbs (476kg).  

Senior Particulars

LOA 16' 4.88m
Beam 6' 0 1/2" 1.84m
Hull Mid Depth 2'8" 0.8m
Draft 1'2" 0.36m
Approx. Dry Weight 1050 lbs 476 kg
Ballast As original design  
Maximum Headroom 4' 1.2m

Hull Shape

U shaped with 3 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 4 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

YM SENIOR HULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU - FULL PLAN £70 (incl. VAT)            

USA/ELSEWHERE - FULL PLAN £55 ($88)  


  NEW 4m MINI YACHT

 
Safe Harbour 12

 At just over 13’ length, the 4m Mini Yacht has 2 berths and space for a portable wc inside plus large areas for stowage or floatation.

  She has a daggerboard type keel with a steel core and lead bulb which is bolted in place for sailing but which can be raised using the main halyard for easy trailing.

  Construction is based on a ply framework consisting of ply bulkheads and a ply fore and aft girder which incorporates the keel box. The planks can then be fitted and finished using the simple stitch and tape method for the chine seams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New - plans to make a model of the 4m Mini Yacht
There are now plans available for a semi scale model of the 4m Mini Yacht design - go to www.makeamodelboat.com and the Model Boat Building in Wood manual for details.

 

Below is a simple card model by Ralph Woodard.

4m Mini Yacht Particulars

LOA 13' 1 1/2" 4.00m
Beam 6'7 1/2" 2.02m
Hull Mid Depth 2' 9 1/2" 0.85m
Draft 1'5"/5'5" 0.43/1.66m
Sail Area 128 sq.ft 11.9 sq.m
Approx. Dry Weight 992 lbs 450 kg
Ballast 300 lbs 135 kg
Maximum Headroom 4'2" 1.27m

Hull Shape

Flat narrow bottom plus 3 planks per side
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull 16 x 6mm sheets
6 x 9mm sheets
Guidance Use Inland, estuary and coastal for 2 adults
Drawing/Design Package 7 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans  

 

4M MINI YACHT

UK/EU - STUDY PLAN £20.00/FULL PLANS £165 (incl. VAT)
USA/ELSEWHERE - STUDY PLAN £17.00/FULL PLANS £136 ($27/$218)

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