Geriatric Motor Sailor Plans Supplement

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Printed plans shipped and PDF plans emailed from Selway Fisher


Note: You will also need to purchase the Curlew plans to build this boat

 This is an additional set of sketches, drawings and notes allowing the builder to construct a larger version of the Curlew adapted to be a motor sailor - the mark 2 Curlew hull with it's double chine was remodeled with a beam (to inside of plank) of 7'6" (2.28m) and an increase of hull depth by 8" (200mm) allowing a cabin with sitting headroom and a self draining cockpit.

 Because the client who asked me for these sketches had already built other plywood boats, he did not need construction details, some of which are on the standard Curlew plans and only needed a series of dimensioned sketches to follow.

 The project was called the 'Geriatric Motor Sailor' because the additional beam (and stability) plus the bow ramp and steel bilge keels (allowing her to dry out upright) make her an ideal boat for comfortable sailing for those a little more advanced in years.

 There is a forward cockpit/well with the centre part of the forward transom hinged down to form a boarding ladder.

 To build her, you will need the standard Curlew Motor Punt plans (just above this description) plus the two A1 drawings that define the Mark 3 hull shape plus the seven A4 sketches - if the builder requires more construction details, these can be provided from a similar sized design.
 The seven sketches include:
Overall construction sketch;
Deck Construction sketch
Bow Well & Hinged Boarding Ladder sketch
2 x Frame sketches
Outboard Motor Mount sketch
Steel Bilge keels & Rudder sketch
Sail/Spar Plan sketch.

16' Geriatric Motor Sailor Particulars

LOA 15'10" 4.84m
Beam (to inside of plank) 7'6"  2.28m
Hull Mid Depth 2' 6 1/2"  0.77m
Draft 16" 0.40m
Approx. Dry Weight (depending on fit-out) 750 lbs 340 kg
Ballast 120 lbs 54 Kg
Engine 2-20 hp  

Hull Shape

Double chine flat bottom 
Construction Methods Stitch and tape
Major plywood requirements for hull Depends on construction and fit-out
Guidance Use 2-3 adults - estuary
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 drawings + 7 x A4 sketch sheets
Additions and alterations included with the plans
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