Australia, NZ & South Africa
Boats Plans & FULL SIZE PATTERNS - WE OFFER YOU SIX CHOICES:
1. CUSTOM DESIGNS. If you want something special then a FULL CUSTOM DESIGN may suit you. In a world where most things we own are standardized ... cars and even homes tend to be built in series so all look so similar ... this leaves your boat as one area where you can still have what YOU want. For additional information contact EMAIL Bruce
2. BUILD FROM SCRATCH ... Available in all materials as PLANS & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS ... STOCK
PLANS ... STEEL, ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS OR WOOD / EPOXY PLANS & Patterns
are available at a low cost to you. ..
BOAT PLANS & FULL
BOAT PLANS & FRAME PATTERNS EXPLAINED.
The boat plans are for you to build a boat from 'Scratch'. To be more specific ... Using the boat plans and a collection of appropriate materials you build the boat from "scratch" ... You make the frames from the patterns supplied and then you make patterns for each subsequent part as you proceed to build the boat...See below for details of a typical plan & frame patterns.
Plans are different to KITS. To learn more
about KITS click on KIT PRICE LIST CUTTING FILES EXPLAINED KIT ASSEMBLY EXPLAINED
To build a boat from scratch you need a set of suitable boat plans including full size patterns for the frames, deck beams and stem. Below is listed what our own design office supplies in this regard. With the advent of modern computer yacht design we have been able to offer the complete plans on CD. The benefit of receiving you plans and full size patterns in this way is that you can have as many prints made of each sheet as you may need.
For instance if you are looking for quotes on either having the hull built or to purchase some piece of equipment or quotes for mast and sails; all these suppliers want to see the plans. You will find that having the ability to have the plans printed locally will offer many advantages during the building program. Also on the CD the designer can supply photos of similar boats under construction and other printed material that will assist you to better understand the plans and the boat building process in hand. As most printed plans cover many large sheets of paper, it does cost a considerable amount in postage, (usually about $/€50 or £35) to deliver from the designer to you. CD’s can be mailed for a very modest cost.
The boat plans as listed below are
for you to build a boat from 'Scratch'. To be more specific; using the boat
plans shown below and a collection of appropriate materials you build the
boat from "scratch". You make the frames from the patterns
supplied and then you make patterns for each subsequent part as you proceed
to build the boat.
Below is listed what we consider to be a complete set of plans and full size patterns to enable you to build your boat with the minimum time spent in doubt as to how and what to do next!
Sheet 1A. (There may be several sheets
covering various versions of the same design). These sheets cover the boats
general arrangement drawings, profile and plan views of the hull, the deck
and superstructure plus the deck plan. In the case of sailboats, the sail
plan and measurements is usually included on these sheets.
Sheet 6. Now the boat is upright and this
sheet covers the inside of the hull, and shows the installation of the floor
webs, bulkheads, engine beds, and all interior stiffeners for your boat.
You may note
that much of the above work can be completed before the deck and
superstructure are in place. It is far easier to install the heavier items
such as the engine before the ‘top’ goes on. Individual builders will have a
preference in this regard.
Sheets A, B, C, D, E, F, G & H these are the full size boat hull frame pattern sheets that are laid together wall-paper fashion. The full size patterns contain details of all frame shapes, stem, deck and cabin top cambers and the pattern for the expanded transom. Patterns are either paper (Or in the case of plans supplied on CD) computer files that can be printed out by your local print shop.
The price of the boat plans includes as much consultation with the designer as YOU feel necessary to help you successfully complete the project....the offer 'CALL BRUCE ANYTIME' is not made lightly. You can CALL BRUCE ANYTIME for advice on your boat building project.
Where Fiberglass is
mentioned as a boat building material this means Balsa sandwich / Foam
sandwich, Single skin or C-Flex. All steel boat plans are readily adaptable
to aluminum boat construction unless otherwise stated. Most wood epoxy boat
designs can be built using either moulded ply or strip plank or a combination
of the two.
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