16' Curlew Motor Punt Plans
This is a very simple stitch and tape design using 5 sheets of 9mm (3/8") ply with pre-shaped hull panels and transoms. With a beam of 4'6" and a mid depth of 16" she has plenty of room for fishing, camping or for family pic-nics.
She may be rowed but is primarily designed to be powered by an outboard of between 2 and 20 h.p. The design is very adaptable and she could easily be fitted out with a cuddy or sailing rig. Curlew may also be made in two halves for easy transport. Details are also given for a deeper version.
16' Curlew Particulars
|Beam||4'6" and 6' (mark 2)||1.37m and 1.83m (mark 2)|
|Hull Mid Depth||1' 6 1/2" and 1' 11" (mark 2)||0.47m and 0.58n|
|Approx. Dry Weight||215 lbs||98 kg|
|Hull Shape||Single chine flat bottom (2 chine for mark 2 version)|
|Construction Methods||Stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||5 x 9mm sheets|
|Guidance Use||4-6 adults - estuary|
|Drawing/Design Package||3 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans||Mark 2 hull panels with 6' (1.83m) beam|