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    Complete set of plans to build a 14’ 4” fractional rig sloop with kick-up rudder and center board trunk, in ‘stitch & glue’ construction. Plans include full size patterns for tracing shapes onto the plywood. I didn’t build this boat (so the patterns were never perforated & chalked), but I did build an 8’ sailing pram (like an Opti) from plans by the same outfit, and those plans were very good to work with. The successor to the company that sold me these plans in 2005 now has a 16’ version of this design, which otherwise looks to be the same boat. Details and additional info here: https://bateau.com/studyplans/CV16_s...od=CV16.#specs

    Free to a good home – i.e., I’d like to send these to someone who wants to and thinks they will actually build the boat. From discussions elsewhere on this forum I think this might make a fine Raid boat.
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    I would be pretty seriously interested in these.

    It will be a while, probably 4 years before I build something, and you might prefer to find someone with a closer horizon, but it WILL happen.

    And yes, that would make a really nice RAID / cruising dinghy type boat.
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    They look like fun...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z8opvB47ww

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkCfXVKdITs

    Kind of low-tech, but looks like they sail pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    It will be a while, probably 4 years before I build something, and you might prefer to find someone with a closer horizon, but it WILL happen.
    Good home found. Your skill, experience, and enthusiasm tip the balance against waiting for anyone else to claim them. I will be looking forward to seeing your posts about the build, whenever that happens. And as I scraped off the old mailing labels I see that I was holding these for 25 years, not 15. Mailed to the address in the PM you sent me.
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    Thank you so much, Lee! I'm excited.... Here's what the finished boats look like.



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    The boats are a huge family one-design in france and both fiberglass and wood boats are still in production. The 'glass ones are built with enclosed seats for flotation.

    Here's why they'd make a great cruising dinghy...



    And here's a shot of a plywood one...not stitch and glue, but still.... with the decks off. Pretty darned simple.



    I'll probably build the boat with a daggerboard instead of a pivoting centerboard. I might make the rig a gunter sloop, so the spars all fit inside the boat and I can drop the yard to sneak under 15-foot tall bridges. We'll see.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
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    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    I am very glad to hear all this. I bought these plans in 1995, when I had sailed just enough to start thinking about a boat of my own. This looked like something do-able for a first-time wana-be builder, and I thought I could trailer it from AZ to, say MDR, and sail it to Catalina. After studying the plans, I decided the better part of valor was to start with the 8' pram. Seen here in row-boat configuration, before I built the mast & rig to sail the boat. Super Bowl Sunday, 2004.

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    Small passenger at the stern is now in post-graduate studies at a university in the NYC metro area. A mystery as to how that could be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Sailor View Post
    Super Bowl Sunday, 2004. Name:  Maiden Voyage 1.jpg
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Size:  236.4 KB Small passenger at the stern is now in post-graduate studies at a university in the NYC metro area. A mystery as to how that could be.
    That is a lovely photo, Lee. Your boy?

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    Yeah, that's nice!!
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    They're here!.... oh this looks like fun!

    THANKS, Lee!
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    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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