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West River 18

Designer: 
John C. Harris
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner/Intermediate

The West River 18™ has built a huge following thanks to its speed, comfortable cockpit, and lithe good looks.

Spike Skiff 12' 3"

Designer: 
Iain Oughtred
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

Please note: this design was formerly known as Pike.

Construction - Glue-lap-plywood flat bottom.

Alternative construction - Traditional plank.

No Lofting required.

Plans include 3 sheets with instructions.

Sail...

Half Model Plan SHADOW

Designer: 
N. G. Herreshoff
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Compromise sloop designed by N.G. Herreshoff in 1871. The plans produce a model that is 19″ long. When you purchase the set of plans, you also receive instructions on building by the "lift" method, as well as a bit of historical information on...

14' 10" Outboard SPRITE

Designer: 
Atkin & Co.
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

An outboard skiff with a wide bottom and moderate rocker that contribute to stability and the ability to carry weight back aft.
Construction: Cross-planked bottom, lapstrake sides

Alternative construction: Plywood or glued-lapstrake...

Insider

Designer: 
Andrew Walters and Frank Smoot
Skill Level to Build: 
Beginner

Design Background

Insider is the product of my third collaborative venture with Frank Smoot, the designer and builder of some of the best small sailing trimarans around (www.diy-tris.com/). We both...

Adirondack Guide Boat

Designer: 
Nick Schade
Skill Level to Build: 
Intermediate

The Adirondack Guide Boat is known to be a fast and easy rowing boat. While it tends to be tippy, this is a result of what makes it fast, its narrow waterline. The distinct flare gives it strong secondary stability. It was originally developed in...

20' Maid of Endor

Designer: 
John Atkin
Skill Level to Build: 
Advanced

This 20′ cutter will prove challenging to build, but will reward your efforts with incomparable charm and grace.

Atkin specifies traditional plank-on-frame construction.

Construction: Carvel-planked over steamed frames.

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Half Model Plan SCHEMER

Designer: 
Isaac P. Wilkins
Skill Level to Build: 
Basic to Intermediate

Late 19th-century skimming-dish sloop designed by Isaac P. Wilkins.

Said to have been the most intelligently designed of the extreme skimming-dishes, she had a wide, shoal hull fitted with a centerboard and a huge press of sail.

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Daysailer 30'

Designer: 
Paolo Lodigiani and Matteo Costa
Skill Level to Build: 
expert

If we have to base ourselves on market demand before 2008, the two daysailers that we propose are very small. At that time, generally characterized by a continuous increase in boat size, it seemed as though a daysailer could not be less than 12 m...