Fishing boat plan

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by HowardH, May 6, 2012.

  1. HowardH
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    Hello I am looking for fishing boat plans. Something in the 18-19 foot range. An outboard powered Lund style. Can someone please point me to a source?

    Edited. Looking for plans for construction out of wood.
     
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    I looked up the Tolman site - you buy a book ? ( they must just have the offset tables in it )

    He only takes cheque or money order, but for overseas you can get it from Amazon with your credit card.

    http://www.amazon.com/Tolman-Alaskan-Skiffs-Previously-Seasons/dp/0966871111

    The 'used' price for the book is only $2 less than new. No bargains here.

    one review from Amazon

    "This review is from: Tolman Alaskan Skiffs (Previously A Skiff for All Seasons): Building Plans for Three Plywood / Epoxy Skiffs (Paperback)
    I bought this book over ten years ago and built my Tolman Skiff shortly after that. This is my ninth season using the boat, and I am still impressed every time out with the boat's seaworthiness, fuel economy, and ease of construction. But more importantly, the cost of the book at $40.00 has to be the best value in boatbuilding plans available today. The book leaves nothing to question in its thoroughness, and the illustrations and drawings dovetail nicely with the subject at hand. I have built several other boats from plans I had purchased, and in every case I paid several times more than the Tolman book costs, yet had several episodes of head-scratching trying to figure out the best way to accomplish what the plans were showing but were not explaining. The Tolman book on the other hand, goes to great lengths to explain the subject while giving you illustrations to augment the explanation. Besides the descriptive text, the book spends ample time discussing such subjects as the time needed to build the boat, material suppliers, which model to build, how to customize your basic boat, and tools needed to build the boat. In my opinion, the Tolman book is worth three or four times what it actually costs."
     
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    It doesn't say anything about what plans, offsets etc are in the book
     

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    Questions can be sent directly to Renn Tolman using the address on his website: tolmanskiffs@alaska.net

    From Renn Tolman's website http://www.alaska.net/~tolmanskiffs/

    This book contains very detailed plans for how to build all three of my skiff hulls and the information necessary for adding many options such as decks, storage lockers, steering consoles, and a variety of cabins. The book is 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size and has 250 pages. There are 175 drawings and over 100 photos.
     
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