13' Woodlark Catboat Plans
Very much on the lines of the American Cat Boat, we have been able to retain much of the character of these charming boats by using a round bilge hull shape simply made using strip planks over chipboard moulds. The planks can be of most easily obtainable woods with Cedar or Douglas Fir being favourite. The moulds (sectional shapes given to you on the plans) need no lofting as they have come directly off our CAD system which automatically fairs the lines to 1mm accuracy and the 10mm planking is glued with epoxy without the need for bevelling.
Whilst only 13â long, she has with her catboat shape, plenty of space for family sailing and beach camping. The centreplate may be of steel adding even more stiffness to the boat and the rig is a simple cat working boat rig with a minimum of strings.
13' Woodlark Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1' 8 1/2"||0.52m|
|Sail Area||115 sq.ft||10.7 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||350 lbs||159kg|
|Hull Shape||Round bilge|
|Construction Method||Strip plank|
|Major strip wood requirements for hull||1800' of 1/2" x 3/4" (550m of 12x18mm) Cedar strip|
|Guidance Use||4 adults +|
|Drawing/Design Package||6 x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction sheets - includes mould/jig for 6 plank per side clinker ply construction, inboard engine and bilge keels|