A versatile half-canopy launch, offering many internal layout options.
She is especially suited for employment as a personnel launch or
commercial fisherman/crabber; or maybe just a family launch. There’s
room for a cuddy forward, or a small wheelhouse will fit nicely aft
The drawings consist of: Sh’t 1 – Lines Plan and tables of offsets (imperial & metric); Sh’t 2 – Framing Plan & Profile, plus details of rudder, tiller, stem post, and transom framing; Sh’t 3 – Framing Sections & details; Sh’t 4 – Rigid Canopy & details; Sh’t 5 – Orthographic Illustrations of the finished boat. If you order paper copies of the plans you will receive two sets of the 5 drawings =10 ea 22” x 34” prints.
The design follows classic ‘Chesapeake deadrise’ principles, but with added stability provided by the deeper sections aft. The fine entry assures that she’ll ride comfortably and dry in a choppy seaway and gently flaring bow and quarter sections provide ample reserve buoyancy and load carrying capability. A 2 cylinder diesel engine (15-20hp) will push her merrily along at her 6-knot hull speed.
Traditional single-chine construction methods are employed, with multi-ply
plywood hull and deck planking; and, to simplify bending of
thick-sectioned longitudinal structural members, ‘built-up’
plywood laminations find excellent application. All wooden components
are set in and coated with epoxy resin, and hull and deck exterior
surfaces are covered with one layer of fiberglass cloth.
NOTE: This boat has not been built. If you decide to build her, and send me
construction and finished-boat photos, I’ll be glad to refund your
cost of the plans.