The RUFUS 17 plans have included the hull panel and frame shapes for a 20' x 8' version which were requested as a modification. I have now taken the 20' details and added a full set of plans for this version including hull construction details, deck and superstructure details and both inboard (with rudder) and outboard installation details.
She can be built using stitch and tape or ply over frame methods - stringers can be conventional full laminated wood or the 'combi-stringer' type with a square section laminated stringer combined with epoxy filleting. She is a 'chunky' little work horse that may be fitted out as a fishing/workboat boat with the wheelhouse shown above (which accommodates 2 full length bunk/seats) and aft self-draining cockpit or, using your own configuration to give more or less internal accommodation space.
Rufus 20 Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||3'3"||1.00m|
|Draft - outboard||1'5"||0.43m|
|Draft - inboard||1'10 1/2"||0.57m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||2867 lbs||1300 kg|
|Hull Shape||U shaped multi-chine with 3 chines per side|
|Construction Methods||Stitch and tape/ply over frame|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||
22 x 9mm sheets for hull
For deck/wheelhouse 4 x 4mm sheets, 5 x 9mm sheets and 3 x 12mm sheets.
|Drawing/Design Package||7 x A1 drawings + 9 x A4 instruction/spec sheets|
|Additions and alterations included with the plans||Inboard & outboard installations detailed.|