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Navigator


Category: Daysailers
Dave Johnson and Owen Sinclair are the proud owners of these two lovely Navigators.
John Leathwick uses his Navigator as a weekend cruiser
A soinnaker gives John Leathwick and his family a real lift in light weather

Navigator was originally designed as a race trainer for club events, and this pedigree along with a rig more suited to cruising has resulted in a very capable and well mannered daysailer with room to carry six, or sleep two.  She is built from plywood using epoxy resin glues and is suitable for home boatbuilders who have some basic woodworking skills.This classically styled dayboat has three rig choices including a "perfomance" sloop, single big lugsail and a two masted "Yawl" rig which is the most popular and which gives the boat the ability to heave to head to wind, and with the mainsail down gives the boat under mizzen and jib a very effective "storm" rig should the boat be caught out.Some Navigators have been raced in mixed club fleets with considerable success, but most are family daysailers that go away camp cruising a couple of times a yearNavigators have completed some astonishing voyages, and is by far the most popular design in the JW range of  open cruising boats.



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
John Welsford
Year of Design:
1993
LOA:
14 ft 9in on deck
Beam Length:
5ft 10in
Draft Length:
8in centerboard up, ft centerboard down
Displacement:
310 lbs without crew
Materials:
Wood
Other
Propulsion:
sail or small outboard motor
Skill Level to Build:
Some woodworking skills helpful
Available as:
Complete Plans
Cost:
US$160 00
Website:
Contact Information:

Po box 314
Ngongotaha
3010
Phone: 64 (0) 7 8295282

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