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Raven Lady


Category: Sailboats Cruising
Raven Lady Plans

Designed as a cat schooner; both sails have big round poles at their leading edges. Considering the performance potential of this hull, this rig is appropriate. The stayless rig is clean and will be cheap to build with solid fir poles. The plans call for these masts to be deck stepped, but that's a tough way to support unstayed masts.

The hull is a multichine type for steel construction. Steel is certainly the most durable of hull materials, but it is the least designer-friendly in terms of shape and detailing. This hull shows a strong sheer spring and a pugnacious bow profile. There’s plenty of lateral plane to the full keel. The rudder is an outboard barn-door type with rack-and-pin­ion steering. You can add optional bilge keels to this design that will keep the boat upright when it “takes the mud.”

The layout is simple and comfy for a couple with two guests.There's plenty of available cabin sole in this layout. This design is targeted for safe performance in heavy weather.

One review of these plans is on the website: www.mikecampdesigns.ca/PDF/Raven-Article.pdf



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
Mike Camp
Year of Design:
1995
LOA:
33 feet 5 inches
Beam Length:
11 feet
Draft Length:
4 feet
LWL:
32 feet
Displacement:
18,000 lbs
Materials:
Metal
Propulsion:
sail plus auxilliary
Skill Level to Build:
advanced
Available as:
Complete Plans
Cost:
$1,000
Website:
Contact Information:

Mike Camp Ontario Canada
mikecampdesiigns@hotmail.ca
Phone: 705-672-2526

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