Paul Riccelli Designs?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by LastSamsara, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. LastSamsara
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    LastSamsara Junior Member

    Hey, I'm new to sailing and boatbuilding in general, I was looking around the wooden boat store for plans on a small robust craft and decided to settle on the RYD 16.2 Murphy by the designer Paul Riccelli.. I followed the link to purchase the plans but sadly found the designer had passed away several years ago and the website looked dead.. I searched far and wide for any information regarding plans with no luck, does anyone know if it's possible at all to track down a set for this boat??
     
  2. wet feet
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    wet feet Senior Member

    I think you would do yourself a favour by finding a set of plans from a designer who is around to answer any questions that occur as you navigate the challenge of building your first boat.The next best thing would be a user group somewhere or other with extensive collective experience.It saves a lot of anguish and time,not to mention money,if you can ask somebody with the relevant experience how a particular problem was dealt with.
     
  3. LastSamsara
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    LastSamsara Junior Member

    yes I did give a different design a stab but had trouble finding one that met my needs, was looking for a boat that could comfortably hold 3 maybe 4 people, as well as be able to handle coastal waters
     
  4. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Have you had a look at Sam Devlin's designs?
    His Egret is of similar size to PAR's Murphy?
    https://devlinboat.com/egret-15/

    Or the open version of Nancy's China?
    Nancy’s China DC 15 https://devlinboat.com/nancys-china-dc-15/

    Or any of the 'dayboats' from Selway Fisher?
    Dayboats https://www.selway-fisher.com/Dayboat.htm

    Or this peapod from CLC?
    Lighthouse Tender | Maine Peapod Kit https://www.clcboats.com/shop/boats/wooden-sailboat-kits/Lighthouse_Tender_Peapod.html

    Or the Penobscots from Arch Davis?
    Wooden Boat Designs Plans Kits Arch Davis Design - https://www.archdavisdesigns.com/davis2.html

    There are many other similar designs (to the links above) out there as well.
     

  5. LastSamsara
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    LastSamsara Junior Member

    Thanks for that, yeah the Nancy's china design looks like a good replacement!
     
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