22' Rufus Motor Cruiser Plans
The standard 17' Rufus plans include the frame and panel shapes for both a 20' and a fantailed stern version but we have been getting many requests for a slightly longer version and so we jumped at the chance to draw up a completely new set of plans when asked to lengthen the standard design.
The 22 footer has the same rugged displacement hull type as the smaller version with the exception that an additional chine has been added. The construction is basically ply panel over a ply eggbox type framework but details are also given for stitch and tape and the combi-stringer methods.
She may be powered by an outboard in a well but the drawings are based on a 20 hp inboard unit and the standard arrangement is for V berths forward with space for a wc and with a galley in the wheelhouse and an aft cockpit. However, like the 17' version, she could be fitted out in a number of different ways with layouts to suit individual requirements.
22' Rufus Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||3'7"||1.1m|
|Maximum Headroom (cabin)
|Approx. Dry Weight||2756 lbs||1250 kg|
|Engine||20 hp inboard|
|Hull Shape||U shaped multi-chine - narrow flat bottom plus 4 planks per side|
|Construction Methods||Ply over frame|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||For hull :-
12 x 6mm sheets
6 x 9mm sheets
14 x 12mm sheets
For deck/superstructure :-
9 x 4mm sheets
3 x 9mm sheets
6 x 12mm sheets
|Drawing/Design Package||8 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 instruction/spec sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|