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In the winter of 2012 a very good friend leant me an old copy of Nautical Quarterly. An article about Catboats caught my attention — I was and still am taken by their beautiful lines.




Strike 18 trimaran

The 18ft STRIKE is a sailing trimaran design that uses a 16ft beach cat as the outriggers/amas and rig. The main hull is plywood and has a dory shape that is extremely easy to build.




Gaff rigged sloop

18′ double ended, auxiliary daysailer.

Gaff rigged sloop with large cockpit and small cudy forward.

Traditional carvel construction with outboard rudder and ballast keel.




The Milford 20

The Milford 20 is a trailer-able shoal draft sharpie schooner modelled on the New Haven sharpies of the late 19th. century.




25' Dark Harbor 17 1/2 profile

25′ LOA carvel-planked daysailer with small cabin.

Construction: Carvel planked over steamed frames.

Alternative construction: Cold-molded or strip.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 4 sheets.




All of the sail-control lines lead to the cockpit within easy reach of the sailor.

This 10′ long solo trainer and harbor racer is fun for the entire family.  The crew sits in a secure cockpit, steering with foot pedals, with all sail controls arranged on a dashboard, close at hand.  Performance is lively, w




7' 7"  Nutshell Sailing Kit photo

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.xx




Shellback Sailing Kit photo

Our pre-cut kits are cut by computer-guided routers to provide you with accurate parts. And, the kits come with just about everything needed except the elbow grease.




16' Quattro Catamaran profile

High performance beach cat which is striking to look at and exciting to sail.

Well-detailed plans of simple and rugged stitch-and-glue plywood hulls.

Construction: Stitch-and-glue plywood over bulkhead frames.




Wittholz 14' 11'' Catboat profile

V-bottomed seaworthy pocket daysailer/cruiser designed for plywood construction.

Construction: Plywood planking over sawn frames.

Lofting is required.

Plans include 7 sheets.




20' 3" Flatfish Class Sloop profile

A handsome daysailer based on the Herreshoff Fish Class, but with a centerboard conversion similar to that of the Haven 12 1/2.

Construction: Carvel planked over steam-bent frames.

Lofting is required.




23' Double Ended Sloop profile

Speed, good looks, and comfortable seating were the designer's main criteria for this double-ended centerboard daysailer.

Construction: Cold-molded over strip-planked inner skin.




Caledonia Yawl II profile

Construction: Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction: Traditional plank, cold molded and strip plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 10 sheets.




Whilly Tern profile

Construction - Glued lapstrake clinker plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 5 sheets with instructions.

Sail Area - Lug 83 sq. ft.

Sloop 95 sq. ft.




Elfyn profile

Construction - Glued lapstrake clinker plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 7 sheets with photocopies of Classic Boat building series.

Sail Area - 67 sq. ft.





Elf

Elf profile

Construction - Glued lapstrake clinker plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 8 sheets with photocopies of Classic Boat building series.

Sail Area - 53 sq. ft.




Skerrieskiff 17' profile

Construction - Glued Lapstrake clinker plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 5 sheets with instructions.

Sail Area - 67 sq. ft.




Skerrieskiff 15' profile

Construction - Glued lapstrake clinker plywood.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 5 sheets with instructions.

Sail Area - 60 sq. ft.




Penny Fee profile

Construction - Glued lapstrake plywood.

Alternative construction - Traditional, cold-molded and strip plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 8 sheets.

Sail Area - Lug 87 sq. ft.

Sloop 104 sq. ft.




16' Haven 12 1/2 Class profile

A handsome daysailer based on the Herreshoff 12 1/2, but modified for a centerboard.

The “12” refers to the waterline length.

Seating capacity: 3-6.

Construction: Carvel planked over steam-bent frames.



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