The Ruby 19 is based on our Ruby 22 double chine plywood steam launch. In the case of the Ruby 19 a client wanted a shorter version of the 22 to be built in steel which meant widening and deepening her to take the steel weight. Having produced the steel work drawings we have decided to make a complete set of plans for both the steel and plywood version.
If she is built in plywood, she has a very high carrying capacity and would make a tough work launch. The plans show an open arrangement but there is no reason why she could not take a cabin with accommodation and/or a wheelhouse. The plans show details for steel construction as well as ply over frame construction.
Ruby 19 Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||3'1"||0.93m|
|Approx. Dry Weight in plywood||2536 lbs||1150 kg|
|Engine||18-30 hp inboard|
|Hull Shape||Double chine V bottom|
|Construction Methods||Steel or ply over frame|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||
6 x 6mm sheets
17 x 9mm sheets
2 x 12mm sheets
|Drawing/Design Package||10 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction/spec sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans||Steel and Plywood hull construction shown.|