12' San Francisco Bay Pelican Plans PDF
- Available for download after checkout
A sailing dory-pram
For printed plans click HERE
In lieu of study plans we have this Pelican Sailboat Article Compilation
Check out Charlie's Pelican blog for rigging details
What's in the plans?
The plans are in the form of a digital file that you can download as soon as you complete checking out. The file is a zipped folder containing further files for three sheets of drawings, a step by step set of building instructions, sail plans, list of materials and hardware and sailing handling information. All drawings and plans come in PDF format and can be printed to hard copy..
If you would like to build this project, get the 14 ft version building instructions, which are more complete and contain a lot of good information. Otherwise, this is a good project for the beginning or intermediate builder. You get a set of drawings and will need to interpolate items to draw and then cut and install. The jig is easy to construct but will need to be faired to get the correct shapes and bend the chine logs. It took me about 18 months working an average of a few hours everyday to build. Really simple sails are recommended. There are class specifications and I did not vary from these or the plans. The second purpose of the project was to practices with tools and methods to build an OK Dinghy to tighter specifications.