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Introduction Hi

About the Authors iv

Chapter I Reading the Drawings 1

Chapter II Nesting Dinghies 3

Chapter III Simple and Able Touring Kayaks 8

ChapterIV A Strip-Planked Touring Kayak 11

Chapter V Two Sea Kayaks 13

Chapter VI Two Double-Paddle Canoes 17

Chapter VII A Sailing Canoe 21

Chapter VIII Two Daysailers, Chesapeake Fashion 23

Chapter IX Schooner and Flashboat 27

ChapterX Two Chesapeake Skiffs 31

Chapter XI A Rowing and Sailing Skiff 35

Chapter XII A Lapstrake Open Boat 37

Chapter XIII A Sloop Boat 39

Chapter XIV A Beach-Cruising Yawl 43

Chapter XV An Interclub Racing Dory 47

ChapterXVI An Experimental Daysailer. 49


Chapter XVII Three Knockabouts 52

ChapterXVIII An Ultralight Cruiser 56

Chapter XIX Two Small Cruisers 59

Chapter XX A Simple Pocket Cruiser 63

Chapter XXI A Little Sloop 66

Chapter XXII A Double-Ended Sloop 69

Chapter XXIII Two Plywood Pocket Cruisers 71

Chapter XXIV An Electric Auxiliary Cutter 75

Chapter XXV Two Double-Enders 78

ChapterXXVI Two Shoal-Draft Yawls 82

ChapterXXVII A Keel/Centerboard Sloop 86

Chapter XXVIII A Pilothouse Sloop 88

ChapterXXIX Three Concordia Cruisers 91

Chapter XXX A Double-Ended Sloop 97

ChapterXXXI A Shoal-Draft Plywood Ketch 100

ChapterXXXII A New Old-Fashioned Yawl 104

ChapterXXXIII Two Chesapeake-Style Deadrise Yachts 108

ChapterXXXIV A Sloop or a Yawl 112

ChapterXXXV A Keel/Centerboard Sloop 115

ChapterXXXVI A Chesapeake Skipjack 117

ChapterXXXVII A Cutter and a Sloop with Regional Roots 121

ChapterXXXVIII..A Scottish Yawl 128

ChapterXXXIX A Scandinavian-Inspired Cutter 131

Chapter XL A Designer's Choice 135

Chapter XL1 A Stout Cruising Ketch 139

Chapter XLII A Cold-Molded Cutter 142

Chapter XLIII A High-Performance Cruising Sloop 145

Chapter XUV A Modern Traditional Yawl 148

Chapter XD/ A Fast and Able Cruising Schooner 150

Chapter XLVI A Pilothouse Cutter 152

Chapter XLVII A Cutter of the Colin Archer Type 156

ChapterXLVIII A Masthead Yawl 158

Chapter XLIX A Shoal-Draft Ketch 162

Chapter L A Big, Fast, Modern Cutter 166

Chapter LI A Modified Pungy 169

Chapter LII AHeavy Cogge Ketch 172

Chapter LIII Two Cruising Ketches 176

Chapter LIV A Canoe-Sterned Sloop and Her Daughter 181

Chapter LV A Fast Cruising Sloop 186

Chapter LVI Three Simple Skiffs for Oar and Outboard 191

Chapter LVII Two Outboard-Powered Garveys 195

Chapter LVIII Two Low-Powered Inboard Skiffs 199

Chapter LIX Three Plywood Composite Outboard Boats 203

ChapterLX Four Classic Outboard Cruisers 207

Chapter LXI A Displacement Launch 212

Chapter LXII A Sheet-Plywood Lobster Skiff 216


Chapter LXIII A Stretched Lobster Skiff 219

Chapter LXJV A Seaworthy Double-Ended Powerboat 222

Chapter LXV A Traditional Lobsterboat 225

Chapter LXVI A Modern Maine Picnic Boat 228

ChapterLXVII A Troller-Cruiser 231

Chapter LXVIII Two Plywood Cruising Houseboats 235

Chapter LXIX A Motor Cruiser with Workboat Character 240

Chapter LXX A Tunnel-Sterned Motor Cruiser 244

Chapter LXXI Two Seagoing Powerboats 248

ChapterLXXII A Deep-V Power Cruiser 253

Chapter LXXIII A Swordfisherman 257

Chapter LXXIV Two Striking Power Yachts 261

Reading the Drawings by Mike O'Brien

/h an attempt to represent three-dimensional boats on two-dimensional pieces of paper, designers resort to four basic drawings: the sail plan (or profile), accommodations (or arrangement), hull lines, and construction. Inexperienced eyes seem to view hull lines as being the least accessible of these presentations. In truth, reading the drawings isn't difficult. Once you learn the tricks, the lines will float from these pages as fully formed hulls.

Boat design used to, and sometimes still does, begin with a wooden model of a hull. Imagine, if you will, taking such a model and slicing it as a loaf of bread (see Figure 1). Working to a common centerline and baseline, trace the outline of these slices or sections on a piece of paper. The resulting drawing (inset, Figure 4) gives a picture of the hull's shape as seen from the bow or stern. Usually, the designer shows only half: of each section — relying on the builder's inherent sense of symmetry to produce a reliable mirror image. All of the half-sections are presented in a single drawing, the body plan. Most often, the right side shows the hull as if it were coming at you. The left side represents the view looking forward from the boat's wake.

In your mind's eye, reassemble the wooden model. Slice it again, but this time cut the hull horizontally into layers (Figure 2). Trace the shapes of these slices (waterlines) on paper about a common centerline. This drawing shows the hull as seen from below (Figure 5). You should look at it much as you would study a = contour map.

Once again, put the model together with imaginary ; glue. Run your make-believe saw vertically and Ion-gitudinally through the hull (Figure 3). The shapes revealed by these cuts are buttock lines, and they can be traced as were the other lines (Figure 4).

Figure 2 Figure 3

Figure 2 Figure 3

Reading the Drawings

All of the lines described above appear in their own drawings as curves. They also show up in the other drawings, but they are seen there as straight lines. That is to say, the sections display their shape in the body plan, and appear as straight lines in the elevation (profile) and waterlines (half-breadth) drawings. The shapes of the other lines in various views should yield to study of Figures 4 and 5.

Although the three sets of lines we've discussed define the shape of a hull, designers almost always include a fourth set. Diagonals emanate from the centerline in the body plan as straight lines that intersect the curved section lines at more or less right angles. And therein lies the key to the diagonals' value. Nearly perpendicular crossings provide the greatest accuracy for fairing a set of lines, whether on the drawing table or, at full scale, on the loft floor.

Plans for Blue Moon are available from The WoodenBoat Store, P.O. Box 78, Brooklin, ME 04616; 800-273-7447.

Blue Moon

Designed by Thomas C. Gillmer

In these specially labeled drawings of Blue Moon's hull lines, the sections are marked with Arabic numerals in all views. Note how they take on shape in the sections drawing or body plan. In the other views, the sections appear as straight lines. Similar reasoning can be applied to the waterlines (upper-case letters) and the buttock lines (Roman numerals). Lower-case letters mark the diagonals in the body plan.

Figure 4

Elevation and body plan (inset)

Figure 4

Elevation and body plan (inset)

Yawl Blue Moon Plan

Blue Moon Particulars LOD 22'10"

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