Boat building

Boat building

Post by Russell Viljoe » Mon, 25 Mar 2002 15:49:38


Does anyone know where I can get the plans to build a recreational/crude
scull?
 
 
 

Boat building

Post by Tristán Whit » Wed, 27 Mar 2002 01:55:40

On Sun, 24 Mar 2002 08:49:38 +0200, "Russell Viljoen"

Quote:

>Does anyone know where I can get the plans to build a recreational/crude
>scull?

Sounds to me as though you need to join the
http://home.hiwaay.net/~parsons/mainforum/TestForum/index.html forum.

To be honest, a lot will surely depend on your skills. Most boats
these days are made of kevlar or fibreglass, but if you're an expert
carpenter then you'd probably prefer the medium of wood... nothing
wrong with that, other than the weight.

But the plans will differ vastly depending on the construction
materials!

If you're feeling really cheeky, why not write to Pocock Racing Shells
and enquire how much they would charge to let you have the plans for
their Pocock Wherry, http://www.pocock.com/recshell.htm, or Bayshells
Inc for their Bay21s or Bay24s.

It sounds exactly what you need. But I fear Pocock & co. and Bayshells
will tell you to shove it! Their boats cost 1000s to buy, so I doubt
they'd part with the plans.

William Tytus would, I guess, be the head honcho,
http://www.pocock.com/us.htm

They welcome "bid requests for special projects" but if it means
giving someone else the plans, my guess is that they'd charge through
the nose. But there again, perhaps I am being mean here.

TRISTN

 
 
 

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Post by Joh » Wed, 27 Mar 2002 14:27:46

Pocock does not offer "plans" for any of their shells.  The bid
request for special projects is for composites projects that do not
relate to their current line of racing shells, such as winglets for a
747, carbon fiber wind turbine blades, etc.
Quote:

> On Sun, 24 Mar 2002 08:49:38 +0200, "Russell Viljoen"

> >Does anyone know where I can get the plans to build a recreational/crude
> >scull?

> Sounds to me as though you need to join the
> http://home.hiwaay.net/~parsons/mainforum/TestForum/index.html forum.

> To be honest, a lot will surely depend on your skills. Most boats
> these days are made of kevlar or fibreglass, but if you're an expert
> carpenter then you'd probably prefer the medium of wood... nothing
> wrong with that, other than the weight.

> But the plans will differ vastly depending on the construction
> materials!

> If you're feeling really cheeky, why not write to Pocock Racing Shells
> and enquire how much they would charge to let you have the plans for
> their Pocock Wherry, http://www.pocock.com/recshell.htm, or Bayshells
> Inc for their Bay21s or Bay24s.

> It sounds exactly what you need. But I fear Pocock & co. and Bayshells
> will tell you to shove it! Their boats cost 1000s to buy, so I doubt
> they'd part with the plans.

> William Tytus would, I guess, be the head honcho,
> http://www.pocock.com/us.htm

> They welcome "bid requests for special projects" but if it means
> giving someone else the plans, my guess is that they'd charge through
> the nose. But there again, perhaps I am being mean here.

> TRISTN


 
 
 

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Post by @a » Thu, 28 Mar 2002 02:35:25

Understandably, they would certainly be a bit suspicious with handing
out boat designs.  Sure, they're not racing model boats, but they're
still appealing to a market, just like every boadmaker.  What boat
maker would just hand out plans to their boats?  

Joe

Quote:

>On Sun, 24 Mar 2002 08:49:38 +0200, "Russell Viljoen"

>>Does anyone know where I can get the plans to build a recreational/crude
>>scull?

>Sounds to me as though you need to join the
>http://home.hiwaay.net/~parsons/mainforum/TestForum/index.html forum.

>To be honest, a lot will surely depend on your skills. Most boats
>these days are made of kevlar or fibreglass, but if you're an expert
>carpenter then you'd probably prefer the medium of wood... nothing
>wrong with that, other than the weight.

>But the plans will differ vastly depending on the construction
>materials!

>If you're feeling really cheeky, why not write to Pocock Racing Shells
>and enquire how much they would charge to let you have the plans for
>their Pocock Wherry, http://www.pocock.com/recshell.htm, or Bayshells
>Inc for their Bay21s or Bay24s.

>It sounds exactly what you need. But I fear Pocock & co. and Bayshells
>will tell you to shove it! Their boats cost 1000s to buy, so I doubt
>they'd part with the plans.

>William Tytus would, I guess, be the head honcho,
>http://www.pocock.com/us.htm

>They welcome "bid requests for special projects" but if it means
>giving someone else the plans, my guess is that they'd charge through
>the nose. But there again, perhaps I am being mean here.

>TRISTN

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Post by Henning Lippk » Thu, 28 Mar 2002 05:56:46

Quote:
> Does anyone know where I can get the plans to build a recreational/crude
> scull?

Maybe you should have a look at this website:
http://www2.mailordercentral.com/wbstore/products.asp?dept=52

The Kingfisher shell by Graeme King was recommended some weeks ago here on
RSR.

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Subject: Re: After plans for a rowing scull
Newsgroups:rec.sport.rowing
Datum:2002-02-12 01:16:59 PST

Woodenboat magazine (US) have a variety of plans here:
http://www2.mailordercentral.com/wbstore/products.asp?dept=52

Probably one the most popular of these is the "Kingfisher", originally
designed by Graeme King. It is ply, but is a V-bottom hull. Have a look
here:
http://www2.mailordercentral.com/wbstore/products.asp?dept=52

As you will see on the first page, there is also a double version of this.
There is also a cold-moulded 27' single scull that is not shown on then
Woodenboat website, but is included in their book "Fifty Wooden Boats". Book
details here:
http://www2.mailordercentral.com/wbstore/Prodinfo.ASP?NUMBER=325-060&...
The round bottom scull is not shown in the list on this page, but it is in
my copy, printed in 1990.
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Post by Andy Mckenzi » Thu, 28 Mar 2002 22:09:43


Quote:
> Does anyone know where I can get the plans to build a recreational/crude
> scull?

For kits try http://www.fyneboatkits.com/ - they do plans and building
manuals, kits and even supervised building - not a customer, just tempted!

Andy McKenzie