free plans for simple model

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  1. Stephen Ditmore
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    Stephen Ditmore Senior Member

    My daughter is taking drafting at Stuyvesant High School. Final project is to build a model with construction paper. She wants to build a boat. I'm looking for a simple but cool boat plan to work from. Here are my ideas so far:

    Thomas Yost BIF-16 Baidarka kayak:
    http://robroy.dyndns.info/baidarka/slideshow/node-u05.html
    http://robroy.dyndns.info/baidarka/slideshow/node-u11.html
    http://robroy.dyndns.info/baidarka/slideshow/node-u21.html
    http://robroy.dyndns.info/baidarka/slideshow/node-u22.html
    http://robroy.dyndns.info/baidarka/slideshow/node-u58.html

    Other kayaks:
    http://robroy.dyndns.info/baidarka/slideshow/node-x01.html

    Mistral Moth:
    See attached photo. I have plans.

    Sharpies:
    http://www.smallboatforum.com/PDFfiles/egretschooner.pdf
    http://www.woodenboat.com/wbstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_67&products_id=199
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpie_(boat)

    Other thoughts:
    Catamaran based on Mistral Moth
    Powerboat based on Mistral Moth and some drawings of mine

    Any other ideas? Must be:
    Hard chine (or very V'd as is case with Mistral Moth)
    Panels should be non-twisting or conic or developable
    Plans should be easily available or free. Online preferable.
     

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  2. Milan
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  3. Earl Boebert
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    Earl Boebert Senior Member

    The U.S. Vintage Model Yacht Group newsletter reprinted a 1944 article by William F. Crosby (designer of the Snipe, among others) for a 24" developed surface sailing model made from cardboard. PM me with your email and I'll get a copy to you.

    Cheers,

    Earl
     
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  4. AnalogKid
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    Check out Gavin Atkins free plans at intheboatshed.net - they are mostly fairly simple flat panel ply boats and the plans are all as PDFs. He even has A4 (near letter) sized panel layouts for making paper scale models of some of the designs.
     
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  6. Stephen Ditmore
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    Stephen Ditmore Senior Member

    I take it you mean the Trow and the Julie Skiff ...?
     

  7. AnalogKid
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    Yeah, there's those and I'm sure there are others available as well. He has some designs available for free on Duckworks also.
     
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