Design 055 – List of Plans and Instructions

Instructions & Specifications
Instruction Book 1 Introduction – Setting Out – Making the Frames & Transom
Instruction Book 2 Jig – Setting Up – Stem & backbone – Shelves – Cold-Moulded Skin – Glass Clothing
Instruction Book 3 Centrecase – Centreboard – Thwart – Sampson Post – Deck Structure – Side Benches
Instruction Book 4 Spars – Rudder & Tiller – Running & Standing Rigging – Rigging & Setting Sails – Trials
Instruction Book 5 Lapstrake planking
Specifications Basic SpecificationWEST™ Fact SheetCutting List
Plans
055/002/10 Setting Out Grid
055/002/11 Frame joins
055/003/01 Hull structures – profile view
055/003/02 Hull structures – plan view
055/003/03 Deck structures – plan view
055/003/04 Building jig
055/004/01 Frame -640
055/004/02 Frame -1280
055/004/03 Frame -1920
055/004/04 Frame -2560
055/004/05 Frame -3200
055/004/06 Frame -3840
055/004/07 Transom
055/005/01 Deadwood, centrecase runners & bilge runners
055/005/02 Centrecase & centreboard
055/006/01 Outboard well
055/007/01 Rudder & tiller
055/009/01 Sampson post
055/009/02 Deck trims & rubbing strake
055/009/03 Mid thwart
055/011/01 Bowsprit
055/011/02 Stemhead fitting
055/011/03 Mainmast
055/011/04 Main gaff
055/011/05 Main boom
055/011/06 Main ironwork (spar fittings)
055/011/07 Mizzen spars & mizzen step
055/011/08 Bumpkin
055/011/09 Sail plan
055/011/10 Running rigging, tackles & purchases
055/011/11 Rigging schedule
055/011/12 Sail plan (cutter version)
055/012/01 Deck plan, floorboards & sidebenches
New 2012!   Bermudian Sloop Version
055/003/20 Structures – Profile View – showing mast step and other modifications for bermudian rig
055/003/21 Deck structures, bermudian sloop
055/011/20 Sail plan, bermudian sloop
055/011/21 Mainmast, bermudian sloop
055/011/22 Main boom, bermudian sloop
055/011/23 Bowsprit, bermudian sloop
055/011/24 Spreaders, bermudian sloop
055/011/25 Mast fittings, bermudian sloop
055/011/26 Hull and deck fittings, bermudian sloop
055/012/20 Deck plan, bermudian sloop
Sample Instructions & Study Plans
These are shown in red and underlined in the Table of Instructions and Plans to the left. You may need to scroll down the page to find all the Study Plans.
Sample Instructions
The Instructions are in Adobe PDF format (see below in Study Plans).

To view click on the instruction book. It will open in a new Adobe Reader window.

To Print, set your printer Page Setup to US Letter or A4. Click the Print icon on the toolbar (or use cmd-P or ctr-P as usual). In the Adobe Print window select All to print the whole of the instruction book or select Current Page or From ... to to print specific pages.

To save the instruction book to your computer, click the Save a Copy toolbar icon, navigate to the folder you would like to save the plan to and click Save. The instruction book is then on your computer and can be retrieved for later use, printing etc.

Once you are done with the instruction book, simply close the Adobe window.

DXF Files

If DXF files are available for the design, we provide a sample file for you to download and send to your local CNC facility for test purposes. DXF should be saved to a folder on your computer, rather than opened. See Downloading DXF files for further information.

Study Plans

To view Study Plans, click on the Plan you require.

Study Plans are in PDF format and will open in a new window, using Adobe Reader. If the plan lines seem thick and clumsy, check in your Adobe Reader Preferences that Resolution is set to suit your system (usually 72 pixels/inch for a Mac and 96 pixels/inch for a PC).

Adobe Reader is pre-installed on many computers and up-to-date versions of most browsers will simply open the plan in a new Adobe window. Some older versions of browsers may ask what application you wish to use – select Adobe Reader. If you don’t have it:

Adobe is a free download

Troubleshooting is available at Browsers and PDF. In particular this tells you what to do if your browser opens a PHP text file instead of the PDF plan or instruction book that you are expecting to open!

Notes about printing on both A4/US Letter printers and A3/Wide Format printers, are available at Plan Formats. Scroll down the page and you will find the section on printing.

Initially we suggest you select the Fit to Page icon, or select Fit to Page in the zoom percentage window. This will give you an overview of the whole drawing. Then perhaps select 100% in the zoom percentage window to make the drawing readable – you can scroll the drawing or move the drawing with the “hand” cursor. At any time you can use the Zoom icon to zoom into a particular part of the drawing to look more closely at detail.

To Print a plan, set your printer Page Setup to Portrait or Landscape to suit the proportions of the plan. Click the Print icon on the toolbar (or use cmd-P or ctr-P as usual). In the Adobe Print window select All.

For small plans you can select Fit to Printer Margins in the Page Scaling menu and the plan will be scaled down to suit your page setup and printer. Click Print.

For larger plans, in the browser window select the portion of the plan you wish to print (using the Select tool icon in the Adobe toolbar). This will automatically copy to your computer clipboard. Select Print using either the Adobe toolbar icon or your computer's print command. In the Adobe Print window select Current Selection. In the Page Scaling menu select None. You will see your selected portion of the drawing on the page preview.

If the selected portion is just a little large for the page, you can alternatively select Fit to Printer Margins and you will get a slightly scaled down print of your selected portion. Click Print.

If the selected portion is substantially too large for the page, return to the browser window and select a smaller portion of the plan. You may need to play about a bit to select a portion of the drawing that reasonably fills the page. Then select Print using either the Adobe toolbar icon or your computer's print command. In the Adobe Print window select Current Selection. In the Page Scaling menu select None or Fit to Printer Margins as appropriate. You will see your selected portion of the drawing on the page preview. Click Print.

Then return to the browser window and select the next section of the plan that you wish to print and repeat the process.

To print out a specific detail, zoom into the area of the plan that you require and then simply select and print this area, as described above.

For most larger plans, printing the complete plan at reduced scale and then just specific parts of it at scale or zoomed size will be found most satisfactory.

To save the plan to your computer, click the Save a Copy toolbar icon, navigate to the folder you would like to save the plan to and click Save. The plan is then on your computer and can be retrieved for later use, printing etc.

Once you are done with the plan, simply close the Adobe window.