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Pilot Schooner 28


Category: Sailboats Cruising
Sail Plan PS-28
Plan PS-28
Construction PS-28

Pilot Schooner 28

L.O.A.:  29′ ½″

L.B.P.:  28′ 10 ½″

L.O.D.:  27′ 9″

L.W.L.:  25′ 3 ½″

BEAM:  9′ 4″

DRAFT:  3′ 10″

SAIL AREA :  413 sq. ft.

DISP.:  9,500lbs. (approximate, for cruising)

BALLAST:  3,500lbs. lead, inside, and water.

TYPE:  Swansea Pilot Schooner, flush-decked cruiser, based on the earliest type (late 18th/early 19th century). This vessel is intended for open ocean cruising. The model has 4′ 5″ of headroom in the cabin and 6′ 2″ headroom under the booby hatch, which functions as a pilothouse. A large berth forward can be slept in fore and aft or athwartships; a settee/pilot berth is to port.

RIG:  Gaff-rigged, bald-headed schooner, free standing. This is the rig of choice of the Swansea pilots, chosen for power, versatility, safety at sea, maneuverability and low cost. The bowsprit can be housed and the boom shifted in to reduce dockside length. The rig is ultimate for single-handing.

CONSTRUCTION:  Lapstrake cold-molded plywood/epoxy covered with epoxy-impregnated Xynole-polyester cloth. The hull is planked with 3/4″ x 9 ½″ full-length planks (scarfed). Decks are ½″ ply; bulkheads are 5/8″ ply. Spars are Douglas fir.

COMMENTS:  The Swansea Pilot Boats appear to be miniature Virginia Pilot Schooners. Both take their ancestry from the Dutch rig; the hull is the shallop. Originally open, partially decked boats, I have given this one a raised center deck and cruising interior for three. A long-shaft outboard can be used on a transom well, or an inboard installed under the bridge deck and cockpit well.

FULL-SIZE PATTERNS AVAILABLE for lapstrake hull—NO LOFTING



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
Reuel B. Parker
Year of Design:
1998
LOA:
29' 1/2"
Beam Length:
9' 4"
Draft Length:
3' 10"
LWL:
25' 3 1/2"
Materials:
Wood
Propulsion:
Inboard or Outboard
Skill Level to Build:
Moderate (strip plank) to High (Cold-molded Lapstrake)
Available as:
Complete Plans
Cost:
$500 (Patterns $300 additional)
Website:
Contact Information:

email: info@parker-marine.com

snailmail: P O Box 651429, Vero Beach, FL 32965

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