K-19 just bought plans

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by gotthebug, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. mlv
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    mlv Junior Member

    We've been sailing it a couple of seasons now. We're pleased with it. Don't have any sailing pictures, hope to get some this summer.

    The boat planes easily with wind above 10 kt or so. We seem to be OK in winds up to around 18 kt without being overpowered. (Our combined crew weight is ~400 lb). The cockpit is open and easy to navigate for us old folks. Asymmetric spinnaker is easy to handle. It's the first boat we've had that my wife is comfortable with the spinnaker up.

    Dagger board is on the upper end of being manageable. It's easy once installed (just a little above neutral buoyancy), but a little heavy to manage out of the water.
     
  2. dchobby
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    Question

    I have been looking at the K19 design, now I am ready to get a set of plans and can not contact NW Designs.

    Are they still in business?

    I've tried two different emails listed on there site and did a whois search and that came up with the same emails I had tried.

    Any suggestions?

    Does someone have a set of plans for sale and nice looking build you did.
     
  3. mlv
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    Northwest Marine

    The last time I exchanged email with Tony he was in New Mexico at the tonyg@digital-flight.com address.
     
  4. dchobby
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    Thanks

    Tried that, sure wish they had not gone out of business. All three of them.
    :confused:
     
  5. cthippo
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    Am I the only one who saw the title and thought you bought plans for a Russian submarine?
     
  6. mlv
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    finally got some sailing pictures, wind was 6-8 kt.
     

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    That looks great! I've just bought plans for the Flying Dutchman, although I have to finish restoring my current FD first. Where did you get your sails from, and what material are they? (The FD sails are class rule limited, but I may experiment...) Andy
     
  9. mlv
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    Sails were kit from sailrite
     
  10. stripperguy
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    I know this thread has been dormant for years and years...
    I built a K19, finished it in 2004?, I think. All cedar strips, mahogany keel plank and stem, Okoume plywood per plans. Main and jib only, never could find a used spinnaker that matched closely enough. Main is from a failed attempt at a production catamaran (not me) and jib is something from one of the online used sails sources.
    The rudderbox per the plans were frail I thought, so I added a feature to better accept the rudder loads, and also to give everyone a foothold when hiking out.
    Currently, my K19 is stored, waiting for me to finish building my new house so I can repair the ruptured centerboard trunk (hit a submerged boulder at speed, Lake Harris in the ADK's).

    I happen to have about 40 years experience building strip canoes, and some skin on frame hulls too. The K19 was a breeze to build.
    I'll attempt to post some pics, but I'm new here, so maybe not...

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