Category: Sailboat

  • Whaleback Sailboat Design Considerations

    Intended use The design concept is based on a desire to create a trailerable, shallow draft sailboat for use on the Great Lakes. The design is intended to be used to sail from harbor to harbor on the Lakes, rather than just daysail around a harbor entrance. This means that it has to be able […]

  • South Haven Dory Plans – Part 1

    The South Haven Dory is a one-person rowing boat that is based on lines of the St. Pierre dory, a traditional dory hull shape. The construction method is plywood/epoxy/composite (stitch and glue) with no building mold. It is not an “instant” boat; there are many steps to go through and the result is a strong […]

  • South Haven Dory Plans – Part 2

    Sheer Clamps – A Sheer clamps are the boards which strengthen the top of the hull. Right now, you are just going to put the outside sheer clamp on. I used 3/4″x1 1/2″ pine or fir boards which were sold as furring strips and were extremely cheap. 3/4″ is too thick, you may want to […]