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by Woods Designs
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: PX14 Deckjig question
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: PX14 Deckjig question

My apologies for the confusion. Yes the drawing is at the top right. And yes in mm, but only half widths. Ie distance out from the hull centreline on each side of the boat. The bow is to the left. The width dimensions are 500 apart, hence "All 500", except for the ones mentioned as "horizontal" ie 1...
by Woods Designs
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Building a Pixie 14 or Quattro 14, 16
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: Building a Pixie 14 or Quattro 14, 16

My apologies for not being on this forum very often the last few weeks. We were home in the UK sorting out builders and new designs. Then last week we flew back to our Skoota 28 powercat in Indiantown, Fl. Right now we are in the "work yard" prepping the boat for another winter in the Bahamas. We mo...
by Woods Designs
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Chat 18 daysailing catamaran
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Chat 18 daysailing catamaran

It has taken a long time, but the drawings of the Chat 18 catamaran are now just about complete, so will be on sale from Jacques shortly. CNC kits will also be available in the next couple of weeks. You can see more on the boat here http://www.sailingcatamarans.com/images/chat18stplan.pdf Richard Wo...
by Woods Designs
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: 2016 Builder's Meet
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: 2016 Builder's Meet

click on the imgur logo top left to view them

I am home in the UK right now but fly back to Indiantown Fl and our Skoota 28 powercat next week

Richard Woods of Woods Designs

www.sailingcatamarans.com
by Woods Designs
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Plywood vs Laminated solid wood
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Plywood vs Laminated solid wood

anything under 2in wide is good, the more laminations the stronger and less likely to warp but more work of course

remember the leading edge and the first 1/3rd of the chord are the most important to get right. The trailing edge can be 1/8in wide. bevel the end 45deg if you get a hum

RW
by Woods Designs
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Question about strapping the boat to the trailer
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Question about strapping the boat to the trailer

I use old carpet. The carpet against the boat, the backing against the strap. If it is a long trip (eg our Strike 18 trimaran from the PNW to Arizona, or our Skoota 28 powercat from PNW to Texas) I cable tie the carpet in position

Richard Woods
by Woods Designs
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Plywood vs Laminated solid wood
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Plywood vs Laminated solid wood

Yes you can, providing you laminate it from narrow strips to avoid it warping The big advantage of using plywood is that it is easy to plane the profile shape because of the grain changing with each layer. So if you make solid timber foils you will need to make a template of the foil shape to use as...
by Woods Designs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Home Build
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Home Build

Have you looked at my catamaran designs? I seem to be one of the few multihull designers these days still drawing boats under 30ft. I would think there were several there that would match the Stiletto in concept. Like Skua, Salish, Saturn, Javelin, Wizzer You can see a video of Skua sailing here htt...
by Woods Designs
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Efficient cats
Replies: 120
Views: 11645

Re: Efficient cats

Yes something like that. Although of course it is easier on even bigger boats (like the Skoota 32) to make a half hull mould so you can access all the mould surface from the side. You don't want to get in the mould if you can help it. Most production boats are on swivels so can be turned left and ri...
by Woods Designs
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Woods Designs and Multihulls
Topic: Wizard CNC Kit
Replies: 24
Views: 2997

Re: Wizard CNC Kit

I do supply a basic trailer drawing for the Wizard. (Jacques has a copy) However some details will vary according to local laws so it can only be used as a guide. Usually a standard base works and all you need is add the gantry supports. So any fabricator can make those and fit them to your trailer ...