Good Sailboat Designs

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If you've been doing a little boat dreaming, this book by Mike O'Brien might just help you find your focus. Good Sailboat Designs is a compilation of some of Mike's favorites for camp-cruising, daysailing, and weekenders, culled from Boat Design Quarterly which he published from 1991 to 2019.

Mike's design commentaries are well worth the read as you'll not only learn... you'll enjoy.

Table of Contents:

  • Jenny Wren - A timeless 22' yawl - by Charles G. Davis
  • Compass Harbor - An 8'8" glued-lapstrake pram - by John Brooks
  • The Catboat - A 16' daysailer/weekender - by Phil Bolger
  • Row/Sail Skiff - A 15' strip-composite double-ender - by Paul Gartside
  • Nomans Landers - Far & Away and the Merlin Yawl,
    two 17' double-ended beach cruisers - by J. Beetle, Tom Jackson, and Kees Prince
  • Mist - A 22' plywood cruising sloop - by Karl Stambaugh
  • Valgerda - An 18'7" Norwegian Hardangersjekte - by William and John Atkin
  • Double-ended Sloop - A trailerable 22'6" weekender - by Paul Gartside
  • Nord Koster - An elegant 16' canoe yawl - by Phil Bolger
  • Catboat - A pleasant 17'1" daysailer/cruiser - by Charles Wittholz
  • Lit'l Coot - A 17'11" stitch-and-glue motorsailer - by Sam Devlin
  • Sailing Skiff 15* - A good 15' 4" plywood daysailer - by Karl Stambaugh
  • Chebacco - A striking 19' 8" daysailer/weekender - by Phil Bolger
  • Coastal Cruiser - Handsome 22' 6" faering for sail and oar - by John C. Harris
  • Whilly Boat* - A 14'6" double-ended lapstrake daysailer - by Iain Oughtred
  • Small Gaff Sloop - A trailerable 16' pocket cruiser - by Paul Gartside
  • Fast Beach Cruiser - A 22' double-ended light sharpie - by Mike O'Brien
  • Dovekie - A 21' 5" shoal-draft beach-cruiser - by Phil Bolger
  • Shore Liner* - A 24' shoal-draft cruising sloop - by William and John Atkin
  • Catbird 18 - A cat-ketch of extreme shoal draft - by Karl Stambaugh
  • Buzzards Bay Sloop - An 18' 8" lapstrake gaff-sloop - by Pete Culler
  • Nymph and Rubens Nymph - Two 8' plywood prams for oar and sail - by Phil Bolger
  • Heathen - A striking 18' double-ended cutter - by Paul Gartside
  • Sea Bright Skiffs - Two surf boats (23' 9" and 15' 4") - by Howard Chapelle and Reuel Parker
  • Calico Jack* - A 24' Chesapeake Bay skipjack - by Joe Gregory
  • Gunkholer - A 22' shoal-draft cruising skiff - by Jay Benford
  • Shearwater* - A 16' pulling boat with auxiliary sail - by Joel White
  • Monhegan - An elegant 18' Friendship sloop - by Phil Bolger
  • MacGregor* - A glued-lapstrake sailing canoe - by Iain Oughtred
  • How to Read Hull Lines

    112 pp., softcover
    8.5 x 11" format

    * plans available from The WoodenBoat Store                               

  •                          Praise for Good Sailboat Designs:

    It’s the best explanation [of hull lines] that I’ve ever read. O’Brien’s writing reflects a deep understanding of boats and the joy they give to him.

    – Dennis Caprio, former editor of Small Boat Journal and senior editor at Yachting


    Mike O'Brien makes boats, each and every one he writes about, indelible for me. You can’t find drawings like these, and become exposed to Mike’s encyclo-practic grasp of boats, anywhere better than in his very own publication.

    – Jim Brown, multihull designer and author

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    I have spent a small amount of time perusing the book, and am really impressed by the quality of the diagrams and descriptions. There are at least two boats I'm interested in building in the future. It's a great resource!

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