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.

Panda Ten Rater 1984

This design was my first very successful 10r design. Originally only two Pandas were built by myself and mike Newman. Both male molded S glass and vinylester resin hulls with wood foils and wood framed heat shrink decks. The Mk2 was the same boat with a slightly longer stern female molded by myself  mostly in glass, some with gelcoat, some in Kevlar. Although the design never won an Australian Championships it did win numerous Australian State Titles and was the boat to beat for the next five years in Australia. A Mk3 version with carbon hull and elliptical foils won the Australian titles in 1988 sailed by Mike Newman.  LOA: 1720mm LWL 1320mm Beam 250mm DISP 8.0kg.

Plan is PDF scan of original A0 sized tracing and Airborne Magazine article. $15


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


Gremlin 10r 1988

This design was the first attempt at a shorter, wider and lighter 10r. It designed and built in early 1988 while the Phoenix Mk1 was designed and built in the second half of the year.  There were several Gremlins built in 1989 to 90 and all were successful boats. LOA 1650mm LWL 1350mm BOA 295mm BWL 230mm Draught 550mm Disp 6.6kg Ballast 4.6kg.

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


Phoenix 2XL 10r 1993

The Phoenix 2 XL was a development of the highly successful P2 10r design specifically for the 1993 WC to be sailed in Australia’s Lake Bonny in South Australia. P2 was a very short ended design and the XL was a longer ended version intended for the open water and stronger wind expected on the lake. The stronger wind never eventuated but the boat proved very fast in the lighter wind winning several races and eventually finishing in 4th place. That boat stayed in SA after the event and dominated 10r racing for almost twenty years  in that state. This design was  published by Chris Jackson in Marine Modelling in 1993 and was available as a plan until recently.

LOA 1520mm LWL 1300-1320mm BOA 283mm BWL 225mm Draught 550mm Disp 6.3kg Ballast 4.3kg.

4th 1993 10r World Championships. Numerous SA 10r State titles.

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


ET A class 1989

ET was designed as a larger version of Alien A class to suit Australian conditions. This was still a very light boat for the time but was large enough to do well in most conditions.

LOA 1700mm  LWL 1255mm  BOA 355mm  BWL 300mm  Disp 11.4kg  SA 0.7191m2

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


Stikk 10r 1994

Stikk is a chine 10r design intended for plywood or balsa construction. Construction could be over frames or the plans included full size panel templates to allow a “stitch and glue” type construction with no building board or set up needed. There were many Stikk’s built all over the world including kits that were laser cut from sheet plywood in QLD Australia.

Dimensions are typical for successful boats of the time: LOA 1476mm LWL 1300mm BOA 280mm BWL 229mm Draught 550mm Disp 6.4kg Ballast 4.3kg.

Plan is PDF of the original 6 A3 Cad drawings and two larger PDF drawings including the full size templates. $15


Abacus M 1995

Abacus was a production boat from 1993 until 1999 when it was replaced by the Mk2 version. Some 50 boats were built in that time, mostly as kits. This was a very successful design winning numerous championships. The plans are as original as I can make them when converting to the A3 PDF format. 

Dimensions are typical for successful boats of the time: LOA 1288mm LWL 1230mm BOA 250mm BWL 190mm Draught 550mm Disp 5.0kg Ballast 3.4kg.

Plan is 5 sheets A3 PDF converted from the original tractor feed printout plan. $15


Abacus Mk2 M 1998

Abacus 2 was my last Marblehead production boat and I only ever made four boats. The plans were never published until now. The mold was sold to QLD and I believe more were built.

Dimensions are typical for successful boats of the time: LOA 1285mm LWL 1230mm BOA 200mm BWL 163mm Draught 600mm Disp 5.0kg Ballast 3.4kg.

Plan is 5 sheets A3 PDF converted from the original tractor feed printout plan. $15


Spraypak A Class 1994

Designed in 1994 as a hard chine version of the Foo Fighter A class.  She is a modern small narrow A class, with similar dimensions to the Foofighter. Winner of the Australian National Titles A Class 1994. LOA 1660mm  LWL 1260mm Beam 306 mm DISP 12.8kg SAIL AREA 812160mm2.

Plan is 6 sheets A3 PDF scanned from the original hand drawn plan. Includes full size PDF hull panel files that can be used to laser cut the panels.  $15



Still to come:

Soroban M

Phoenix 2 10r

Phoenix 3 10r 1994 and 2008

Panda 4 10r

Zero M

Foofighter A

Larrikin 10r