13' Woodlark Catboat Plans

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Printed plans shipped and PDF plans emailed from Selway Fisher


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 13' 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.
The plans include details for an alternative gaff sloop rig and also for clinker/ply construction and bilge keels/inboard engine installation - see below.


13' Woodlark Particulars

LOA 13' 3.97m
Beam 6' 1.83m
Hull Mid Depth 1' 8 1/2" 0.52m
Draft 9"/2'8" 0.23/0.81m
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
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