Older Plans

These are my older plans mostly pre 1993 when the plans were hand drawn on paper then traced on or either tracing paper or film. These  were both sold my myself or in some cases published in magazines. These plans are PDF scans of the original A1 and A0 format plans.  In many instances they have not been available since 1996.

There are some later drawings post 1993 that were computer drawn and also produced in A1 and A0 format. These in most cases have been reformatted into smaller A4 and A3 sizes for home printing.

There is a third group of plans that will follow later which are designs for production boats that never published and that have been reproduced in 3D CAD. Some other designs were one off designs for customers and designs that were never built.

Woodpecker Marblehead 1988.

This design was molded by Frank Russell very successful within Australia. The prototype was balsa planked in 1985 and won the ACT M Championship in 1987. Later molded boats won many Championships Including:  1989, 1990 and 91 ACT and NSW Champion, 3rd 1990 National Titles.  Beam 260mm DISP 5.2 kg.

Plan is PDF scan of original A1 sized tracing. $15


Phoenix 10r 1988

This design was molded by myself and is the 10r version of the woodpecker Marblehead. This was a very successful design and was a departure from the long narrow heavy boats previously racing. LOA 1550mm LWL 1350mm BOA 290mm BWL 230mm Disp 6.6kg Ballast 4.6kg.

2nd ACT Titles 1988, 1989, 2nd Vic Titles 1989, 1st NSW Titles 1989, 1st 2nd Australian Titles 1990

Plan is PDF scan of original A1 sized tracing. $15

Alien A class 1987

Alien was designed at the request of a US sailor to suit light air US conditions. I don’t know if it was built or raced in that country, but several were built in Australia slightly heavier displacement by planking in 6mm balsa without reducing the planking thickness with good success in lighter conditions. The hollow stern profile is now illegal but it can be easily filled in during construction.

LOA 1560mm  LWL 1180mm  BOA 320mm  BWL 270mm  Disp 10.0kg  SA 0.8085m2

Plan is PDF scan of original A1 sized tracing plus 4 A3 sheets. $15

Trolleyjack A class 1986

Trolleyjack was my first A class design to be published and was the result of considerable work on stability calculations as well as Sail Area, Displacement and Length Ratios. Trolleyjack seemed to be a successful boat and was one of the first Australian boats NOT to have tumble home  and in that regard she was influential. She also featured a large QBL Length Penalty, something not explored again until the recent Gothica A.  Some later boats were built with closer section spacing and a 1300mm Waterline to give a larger sail area.

LOA 1870mm  LWL 1350mm  BOA 365mm  BWL 330mm  Disp 15.6kg  SA 0.6962m2

Plan is PDF scan of original A1 plus sized tracing. $15