Using plywood bulkheads and stringers with a 6 mm plywood skin over, building her is about as simple a job as one could get in a boat of this size.
Light in weight so that the tow vehicle can be quite small, needing only ankle deep water with the plate up so she can be slid into the water pretty much anywhere, Sweet Pea has a self-draining cockpit big enough for six, even allowing for the outboard motor in its well at the after end of the starboard side seat.
Sweet Pea is a hot performer, she has a very high power to weight ratio, a fine entry and a clean run. Sweet Pea is intended for harbour and estuary sailing with short coastal hops on reliable weather forecasts an option. As a cruiser, this sort of boat is a camper rather than a five star hotel, but there is enough space for a couple of friendly people to enjoy a few days away.
With the cruising yawl rig, she'll be simple to rig with short spars, easy to handle, easily reefed in a blow and very capable.
The builder should budget on about £1,800 for the hull materials and 250 hours to build it. For a relatively small investment in time and money for buying the materials the builder gets a capable little cruiser, the social contact of club activity and a huge amount of satisfaction. The Wherry is a traditional looking clinker style rowing boat that offers thoroughbred performance. Wherry has been turning heads since 1997, with hundreds and hundreds built all around the world. Solid stability, sea kindly lines, excellent tracking, a buoyant bow and ample flare make the Wherry a natural choice for rowing in choppy conditions.
The Wherry can be used for fixed-seat rowing with ordinary rowlocks, or for sliding seat sculling using a drop-in rowing frame, such as the Big River frame, which can be installed and removed in minutes for transporting on a car roof rack.
A Tandem Wherry which retains the essential qualities of the solo Wherry is also available. Broken inwales add elegance to any boat by mimicking the ends of the ribs in traditional frame-built boats. These include full-size plans for hull panels, bulkheads, thwarts and other parts for the Wherry. If, later, you decide to purchase the kit the cost of this printed manual will be deducted from the kit price.
This manual does not contain the plans of the panels with the cutting instructions so it is not possible to build the boat from scratch using only this manual. After credit card authorisation the plans will be sent to the email address put on the order form.
When you have studied the plans, your next step might be to order the printed instruction manual, which will walk you through the project step-by-step. Established in 1998, in the UK Lake District, Fyne Boat Kits manufacture build-yourself boat kits and ready built boats. Our range includes sailing boats, rowing boats, canoes and kayaks as well as surfboards and paddleboards.
Our boat kits include pre-cut wooden parts and joints, marine epoxy, a construction manual and a set of plans – everything you need to build your dream boat. We also supply all essential boat-building materials including epoxy, Lloyd's-approved Okoume plywood and high grade specialist hard and soft woods including cedar strip.
I would like to thank you for the service that you provided, I was impressed with the level of communication informing me of every step of my order and the also the speed of the delivery.
The Multihull Centre are receiving requests for used Powercat's, so if you are looking to sell your boat please give us a ring. The Multihull Centre has been appointed the UK's agent for Powercat's and has a brokerage giving details of new and used boats fore sale in the UK.
Currently the Multihull Centre are looking for more used Powercat's to add to the brokerage, so if you are interested in selling your boat please give them a ring.
BoatShare is a tried and tested method of sharing the cost of a boat with other like minded owners enabling locals, time shares, holiday complexes and second homers to have access to a well maintained Powercat for a set period of time. If you are interested in setting up a Boatshare Scheme please give us a call to see haw we can help?


The boats are supplied by Powercat as a complete package with everything included such as engines, trailer, life jackets, life buoys, flares, compass, VHS, chart plotter and fish finder etc.
The scheme administrator and boat owner would be responsible for the boats insurance, maintenance, storage and mooring etc. Bryher Boatyard has developed and operated a boatshare ownership scheme successfully since 1995 so if you are moving to the islands give them a call and ask about boatshare and other charter boats. Powercat can offer boat kits for the 525 and 525c at various stages of construction so if you are interested in undertaking a self build give us a ring to discuss your requirements.
David Perillo was one of my most enthusiastic Navigator owners, he'd bought a second hand one after having to sell a much bigger boat and after sailing it on Aucklands wonderful harbor for a summer decided that both he and the boat needed a really good adventure. Dave made some very close friends there, they needed a practical fishing boat, one which did not use huge amounts of fuel and he felt that they needed the little boat more than he did so when he was ready to return to New Zealand he left his boat with them as a thanks for the incredible welcome and friendship that he'd experienced. The boat was like a quick 1980s plywood club racer, with a gaff sloop rig that incorporated some ideas that I'd been cherishing about high performance from the traditional style rig.
Rigging the boat was to be simple, none of this needing an hour or more to set her up before she can be launched, that just burns up valuable sailing time. But the rig has to work better than most, so there are some modern adaptations to the sails, they look traditional from a distance but they will work much better than you'd think. To add more speed still there is a moderately sized gennaker, much like the single luffed spinnakers used on the big Americas Cup boats but much smaller, this is a very easy sail to handle and even single handed it is manageable if you are organized.
He got a page of frame drawings first, and some basic instructions as to how to make each item, I had the next sheet to him before he ran out of things to do, and for the most part that was how it went for the next 18 months. There have been a number of daysails and cruises since then, the little cookbox galley under the tiller aft being well tested, and the space allowed for laying out the airbed and sleeping bag proving to be more than adequate. She's fast, much faster than anything her size with the exception of the pure racers and handles well even when travelling at planing speeds. AWOL: An Acronym for Absent With Out Leave, anyone with an armed forces background will know, and sympathise.
A while ago I spent a season cruising in a very capable light dory I'd designed, the trips ranged from a week which took me from Dargaville down the Kaipara harbour to Helensville, to an afternoon trip up to Riverhead and back. It's a lovely way to see the coastline, surprisingly fast in the right sort of boat and a lot easier than shouldering a pack through the bush, a doctor friend tells me that fixed seat rowing is one of the most beneficial and least destructive forms of exercise. I sold the dory to fund the next design and build project, but I missed the ability to be afloat within moments, and the glow of well being after a good hard row down the channel.
Joansa, the name is derived from our family, is an adaptation of a late 1800's Chamberlain Dory skiff, native to the inshore fishing industry of the north east coast of North America. My modern day version is light enough to put on a roof rack, fast enough to win races and carries enough weight to take the three of us and gear on a weeks camping holiday.
Joansa proved popular, she is a very pretty craft that attracts a lot of attention and plan sales have been so good that at least two boatbuilders took them on as a stock boat. Our Joansa did a lot of miles for us, travelling quickly and easily – some of the mileage done under power with our 2hp Honda outboard but mostly under the oars she was designed for. With a mostly mature membership and close to 200 miles of fairly sheltered tidal coastline to play with, there was a need for some simple cruising accommodation as well as enough performance to be a fun class racer. Simplicity saves costs as well, so there would be few boats with the combination of low budget, speed and cruising capacity that this one has. There is enough space to seat four below, she can sleep two in better comfort than some and has permanent mountings for a stove, storage for the portaloo and enough gear for a weekend!
There is enough lateral plane in the big steel centreboard to minimise leeway on the wind, and there is enough weight in that board to steady her a little. She will self right from a 90degree knockdown but the design is not intended for the sort of waters with wave actions big enough to roll the hull completely. With a sliding seat she displays a rewarding speed while having enough stability for a novice oarsman.
Broken inwales take longer to install because each block has to be carefully positioned and glued in place. We also supply boat-related equipment and accessories as well as plans and information for the home boatbuilder.


For your ease and accuracy, all wooden parts and joints in our kits are cut, drilled and machined using computer controlled equipment. We stock all the equipment you need for your boat or canoe, including oars, paddles, sails, seats and more. That adventure turned out to be shipping the little Navigator up to Fiji and spending 10 months sailing her around the remote Northern Lau group of Islands, an area where Europeans are very scarce, and where some very long passages have to be made in order to sail from one island to another. We talked about where he'd been in the original Navigator, what he'd done in the second one and we went through all the a€?what ifsa€?.
It had a raised floor that had enough space to lay two airbeds and sleeping bags out, a cockpit with good backrests and the right footwell width for comfort, a centreboard that would swing back if he touched bottom when exploring in shallow places, and which was to be made of steel so it would steady the boat when he sailed her singlehanded, and there is lots of dry storage in lockers that double as buoyancy that would keep the boat afloat, upright and able to be recovered if he overdid it and capsized it sometime. The design was just a carefully proportioned sheet plywood over stringers dinghy with no major bends or twists in the planking.
I was careful to keep the sail area relatively modest due to the singlehanding requirement, but it seems that if you can feel any wind at all she will sail, and sail well.
He tells me that she has very much fulfilled the brief which was for a first time amateur build, speed, occasional races, fast daysailing sometimes solo and sometimes with friends, and a camping capable voyager that will cope with the sort of weather that we here in New Zealand have to live with even on summer afternoons. I missed being able to take wife and daughter with thermos and picnic lunch exploring places as dissimilar as Westhaven Marina and the upper reaches of the Puhoi estuary.
I fancied one of the classic round sided dories, the last one had been of the better known straight sided type adapted to plywood and to our our local conditions. With her kite up out there on the fixed prod there is enough speed there to keep even the most avid racer happy. She has no built in buoyancy other than keeping water out of the boat and a self-draining cockpit, but if you want to build it in there is plenty of space under the cockpit, under the quarter berths and under the anchor well. They will help you decide whether or not you can build the boat but do not provide sufficient information to actually do so.
She makes a splendid open water exercise shell and, at weekends, she will serve as an elegant picnic boat for two. Stability is high for a performance rowing boat: you can step into the boat from a quay and even stand up. Used with a sliding seat, the Wherry might be unsurpassed as a rowing trainer, exercise boat, long-distance cruiser, or even for open water racing.
This boat is built using CLC's patented LapStitch™ joints which means that the result is a remarkably stiff and strong hull that has the appearance of traditional lapstrake or clinker planking.
Additional use can be made of the boat by the owner at other times, but not of course, during other owners guaranteed weeks. He sent me a sketch, I scratched my head over it for a while then sent one back, he liked it and I sent him out to buy some plywood while I got on and drew some more drawings. There would be a minimum of tools and space required, Dave had not built a boat before so I had to keep her consistent with what I thought his skills would be. With this new boat I'd a mind to try for the efficiencies of the the more complex round bilge shape while trying to stay with the dories simple construction. You will need around 300 litres of foam to provide enough lift for the boat and two people.
However, the narrow waterline means that the Annapolis Wherry is as fast as many recreational shells, sprinting at 7 knots and cruising at 4-5 knots. We recommend reading the installation instructions before deciding to install broken inwales. The instruction manual covers the purchasing of materials, the cutting of the panels and the complete assembly of the boat. It describes all the techniques that will be used during the building and also a step by step guide to construction. Fibreglass cloth is applied to the bottom panels inside and out for extra stiffness and to resist beach abrasion.



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