Heron 15 Pocket Cruiser Plans
The additional 1'4" hull length over the original 14' version gives a lot of useful additional space - enough for 2 comfortable berths, a small galley area and curtained side space for a Porta Potti type wc.
Unlike the 14 foot which has fixed bilge keels, this version has a centreplate (with an external pivot) which means that the interior is not divided by a case.
Construction is centred around a simple plywood framework consisting of a fore and aft girder (which includes the centreplate case) onto which are slotted the ply frames, bulkheads and transom. The hull panels are then fitted over the frameworks and the chines finished with epoxy. The chines can also be solid wood if required.
A pretty looking and simple little ship with plenty of cruising potential.
15' Heron Pocket Cruiser Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||2' 10"||0.85m|
|Sail Area||119 sq.ft||11.03 sq.m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||1500 lbs||680 kg|
|Ballast||300 lbs||135 kg|
|Hull Shape||V bottom single chine|
|Construction Methods||Stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||
18 x 9mm sheets
2 x 12mm sheets
|Guidance Use||Inland, estuary and coastal for 2-3 adults|
|Drawing/Design Package||6 x A1 drawings + 8 x A4 instruction sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans|