The Tasman is a multi-chine plywood yacht designed for long distance sailing for 2 crew, which uses an egg-box frame system of plywood fore and aft girders slotted together with plywood bulkheads - once stringers have been fitted, the ply hull panels are then applied making construction quite simple.
There are 2 steel bilge plates which are housed in the bunk fronts and the junk mast is hinged in a tabernacle for easy lowering. Steering etc is set up for control from inside the yacht although there is a cockpit and outboard well.
24' Tasman Junk Rigged Yacht Particulars
|Sail Area (main only)||257 sq.ft||23.91 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||3308 lbs||1500 kg|
|Ballast||1654 lbs||750 kg|
|Accommodation||2 berths + and wc. galley|
|Engine||15 hp outboard|
|Hull Shape||Round bilge multi-chine with 4 planks per side|
|Construction Methods||Ply over frame|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||8 x 4mm sheets
10 x 9mm sheets
38 x 12mm sheets
|Drawing/Design Package||13 x A1 drawings + 11 x A4 instruction/spec sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|