Building the Silver Thread - Plans and instructions

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Format: Digital
Sale price$30.00


Available only as Digital Download


 Building the Silver Thread
A Sixteen-foot daysailer and tender
by Simon Watts

Sized for two to three adults. You'll get four sheets of plans with full-sized mold patterns so no lofting is required. 40+ pages of instructions. These are digital downloads, in PDF format.

Length: 16'

Beam: 4'-6-1/2"

Sail area: 120 sq ft
Weight: 175-185 lbs
Skill needed: Advanced

Level of Detail:  Above average

Materials: Eastern white pine planking, locust frames. Fastenings are copper roves and rivets. Iron centerboard.

Three rowing stations, balanced lug rig, based on the boat Summer Haze, from Padstow, Cornwall, England, around 1908.


 If ordering Digital plan sets: These files are in PDF format.  Some designs will have just a single page needed to be printed on large paper... typically if they had full-sized mold patterns. Other pages could be printed on letter or tabloid size paper, if you want to save printing costs. You'll see a measurement on pages that have full-sized drawings, so your local print shop will just need to print to that size.


“Your downloads are ready” will be the subject line of an email you’ll receive from us—once we’ve processed your digital order. That email has the link to click, so you can then download the file.

This isn't an "instant" process, so if we're asleep, you may need to wait for regular business hours for us to process the order. Although we are quite timely, we may not be processing on weekends & holidays. 


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