Design 146 – List of Plans and Instructions

Instructions & Specifications
Instruction Book 1 Introduction – Setting Up – Frames
Instruction Book 2 Transom – Floors – Jig – Apron – Hog – Keel – Stem – Shelf – Hull Skin (Lapstrake & Cold-moulded) – Bilge Runners – Keel Deadwoods – Glass Cloth – Waterlines – Finishing Off – Turning Over & Setting Up
Instruction Book 3 Sheer – Foredeck Structures – Coachroof Structures & Coamings – Outboard Well – Cockpit Sub-structures & Completion – Side Decks & Fordeck – Sampson Posts – Coachroof Top – Main Hatch – Fore Hatch – Companionway – Coachroof Runners.
Instruction Book 4 Fitting the Ballast Keel – Centrecase & Centreboard – Making and Fitting the Interior Furniture.
Instruction Book 5 Spars & Rigging – Tabernacle – Rudder – Deck Fittings – Setting Up the Rigging – Bending the Sails – Trials.
Specifications Basic Specification – WEST™ Fact Sheet
Plans
146-002-10 Setting-Out Grid
146-002-11 Frame Joins
146-003-01 Longitudinal Structures – Profile View
146-003-02 Longitudinal Structures – Plan View
146-003-03 Building Jig – Profile View
146-003-04 Building Jig – Detail
146-003-05 Building Jig – Plan View
146-003-06 Faying Surfaces
146-003-07 Cockpit Sides
146-003-08 Cockpit Sole
146-003-09 Cockpit Coamings 1
146-003-10 Cockpit Coamings 2
146-003-11 Cockpit Seats
146-003-12 Cockpit Seats – Detail
146-004-01 Frame -300
146-004-02 Frame -1000
146-004-03 Frame -1700
146-004-04 Frame -2600
146-004-05 Frame -3500
146-004-06 Frame -4450
146-004-07 Transom
146-004-08 Floors 1
146-004-09 Floors 2
146-004-10 Coachroof Front
146-005-01 Aft Deadwood
146-005-02 Centrecase
146-005-03 Centreboard & Centrecase Rollers
146-005-04 Lead ballast Keel
146-006-01 Outboard Well
146-006-02 Outboard Well Components & Detail
146-008-01 Rudder & Tiller
146-008-02 Rudder Board & Heel Fitting
146-009-01 Beams & Carlings
146-009-02 Breasthook
146-009-03 Coachroof Runners & Main Hatch
146-009-04 Coachroof Runners & Main Hatch – Detail
146-009-05 Companionway
146-009-06 Forehatch
146-010-01 Fwd Bunk Base
146-010-02 Fwd Bunk Fronts
146-010-03 Galley Bulkhead
146-010-04 Galley Sink Unit
146-010-05 Cook Stove Unit
146-010-06 Aft Bunk
146-010-07 WC Fwd Bulkhead
46-010-08 Port Dresser
146-010-09 WC Partition
146-010-10 WC Base
146-010-11 WC Sole
146-010-12 WC Lockers
146-010-13 Main Sole now included on Plan 146-010-15
146-010-14 WC Doors
146-010-15 Interior Layout
146-011-01 Sail Plan
146-011-02 Mainmast
146-011-03 Main Gaff
146-011-04 Main Boom
146-011-05 Mizzen Spars
146-011-06 Main Ironwork
146-011-07 Bumpkin
146-011-08 Bowsprit
146-011-09 Running Rigging
146-011-10 Mizzen Step
146-012-01 Fwd Sampson Post
146-012-02 Stemhead Fitting
146-012-03 Main Tabernacle
146-012-04 Aft Sampson Posts
146-012-05 Deck Plan
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.