24' New Bedford Whaler Plans
The New Bedford Whalers were renowned for their ruggedness and sea-kindly manner. Typically they were 28' or 30' long. I was asked to draw up the lines for a shorter version for a film company and decided to use this design work as the basis of a full set of plans for a clinker/ply version.
She can be built without the sail rig, rudder and centreplate as a very efficient and seaworthy rowing craft for a crew of five - four rowers and steersman.
26' Whaler Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||2' 3"||0.69m|
|Displacement to WL||1786 lbs||810 kg|
|Approx. Dry Weight||606 lbs||275 kg|
|Hull Shape||'U' shape with 8 planks per side|
|Construction Methods||Clinker ply.|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||12 x 9mm sheets|
|Guidance Use||5-10 adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||5 x A1 drawings + 4 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|