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Additional Format for Plans

When I started out as a boatbuilder, the architect typically provided a Specification, a Lines Plan and a Table of Offsets, a Construction Plan, with a few typical sections, a Ballast Keel Plan, a Sail Plan, a Deck Plan and an Interior Layout Plan. The builder sorted out the rest and how to build the boat.

Now I am not proposing we return to this, but I am thinking that for some of the larger boats, not every builder needs all the Plans and Instructions that come with our current standard Design Packages.

Larger boats tend to have more interior layout possibilities – so a "standard" set of plans and instructions might not be relevant, especially for experienced builders. And experienced builders may not want many of the other instructions or drawings.

So, I have started with the largest yacht in our current designs - the 67' Cruising Cutter, Design No. 44. I have broken the design plans and instructions down into Design Packs, and builders can buy whichever packs they require.

The first Design Pack contains all the plans for the construction of the vessel – the entire hull, deck, cockpit and superstructure; keel and ballast; tanks; engine room; stern tube and A-bracket; rudder and stock – in fact pretty much everything in steel (and some in stainless steel). It also contains a Sail, Rig and Deck Plan. This pack contains all the plans and information that an experienced builder needs to construct and complete the vessel.

All these drawings (63 plans in all) have now been converted to downloadable format and are available on the site. This allows the experienced builder to build this vessel for a very reasonable plans price.

As I convert the other plans and the instructions, further Design Packs will become available, generally as set out on the Design 44 webpage.



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