TRAILER SAILER STOCK PLANS
These have always been popular craft to own. The economics of keeping the boat at home and the simple cruising or sailing opportunities they bring make trailer sailers good value for money.
Expect to spend over a year or more building the bigger designs. They are all fairly straight forward, it just takes a while to gradually work through the stages.
Based on the 4.26m motor launch, the1.54m
beam Yellowtail has more volume aft. This strip plank or
lapstrake hull is ideal for one or two people. 9.5mm WR Cedar and 300gsm
fabric or 9.5mm ply planking is used, and a small petrol engine inboard
or a transom mounted outboard can be fitted. The centreboard is
galvanised steel encapsulated in a wood foil section.
Plans include lines, construction, arrangement, rig variations, a cuddy cabin option, and full size templates for the mould stations and stem profile, with marks for the lapstrake lineout.
The Snapper Boat has a traditional Australian appearance. As a daysailer or camping style weekender, she has been a popular design around the country. Strip plank or glued lapstrake construction can be used. At 5.20m long by 2.10m beam, she is big enough to fit a small petrol engine inboard behind the centre-case.
Plans include lines, construction, arrangement, details, rig plan and spars, and full size templates for the mould stations and stem profile, with marks for the lapstrake lineout. Plans are only available from Woodcraft Boats P/L. PO Box 515 Leichhardt, NSW Australia 2040 mobile 0412 039 589
Snapper Boat number one, with Ian Smith ( bow) from Woodcraft Boats, the builder who commissioned the design.
The 5.5m and bigger sister 6.4m designs are good weekenders. Their strip plank construction round bilge hull shape also allows them to perform well in club racing. The planking is 9mm WR Cedar with 300 or 400gsm reinforcements. They are both 2.45m wide, and feature a cast lead ballast shoe in a stub keel with a pivoting centreboard.
Plans include lines, construction, arrangement, detail drawings and a set of full size templates for the mould stations, bulkheads and stem profile.