To build a boat from scratch you need a set of suitable
boat plans including full size patterns for the frames, deck beams and stem.
Below is listed what our own design office supplies in this regard. With
the advent of modern computer yacht design we have been able to offer the
complete boat plans on DOWNLOAD or on USB Memory Stick. The benefit of receiving you boat plans and full size patterns in
this way is that you can have as many prints made of each sheet as you may
For instance if you are looking for quotes on either having
the hull built or to purchase some piece of equipment or quotes for mast and
sails; all these suppliers want to see the boat plans. You will find that
having the ability to have the boat plans printed locally will offer many
advantages during the building program. Also on the DOWNLOAD or on USB Memory Stick.
The designer can supply photos of similar boats under construction and other
printed material that will assist you to better understand the boat plans
and the boat building process in hand. As most printed boat plans cover many
large sheets of paper. The USB or
DOWNLOAD does SAVE a considerable amount in postage,
(usually about $/€50 or £35) to deliver printed boat plans from the designer to you.
Also PRINTED boat plans have to get through customs and often get lost in
is the best way for you to obtain your boat plans.
The boat plans as listed below
are for you to build a boat from 'Scratch'. To be more specific; using the
boat plans shown below and a collection of appropriate materials you build
the boat from "scratch". You make the frames from the patterns supplied and
then you make patterns for each subsequent part as you proceed to build the
As mentioned earlier your
boat plans can arrive either printed on paper or as printing files on a
DOWNLOAD or on USB Memory Stick..
You should receive the latest updated version of your
selected boat plan, this is only possible when you order your boat plans direct
from the designer. You will receive many construction sheets, which include
copious written notes as well as the detailed drawings necessary to build
all parts of your boat.
Below is listed what we consider
to be a complete set of boat plans and full size patterns to enable you to build
your boat with the minimum time spent in doubt as to how and what to do
boat plans: Sheet 1A. (There may be several sheets
covering various versions of the same design). These sheets cover the boats
general arrangement drawings, profile and plan views of the hull, the deck
and superstructure plus the deck plan. In the case of sailboats, the sail
plan and measurements is usually included on these sheets.
Sheet 1AA. (There may be several sheets covering various versions of the
same design). Boat Accommodation laid out and shown in plan and profile
views. The several versions of the one design are shown on separate sheets.
Also included is a list for all the materials needed to build the hull deck
and superstructure. In the case where the boat can be constructed of a
variety of materials, these are all listed to allow you to cost out the boat
Sheet 2. Boat Lines plan, show hull sections, profile including all water
and buttock lines, plan view including all water lines and buttock lines.
All frame spacing, stern or transom detail keel measurements, rudder and
skeg should all be included and all dimensions are clearly shown.
boat plans: Sheet 3. We call
this sheet the key to full size patterns; it acts as a key when arranging
the hull patterns and will enable you to readily understand just what the
patterns contain. This sheet will help you to resist the temptation of
trying to lay out the patterns on your living room floor.
Sheet 4. On this sheet you are shown how to manufacture and assemble the
frames, plus form up the stem and other parts of the basic framework. This
sheet also shows how to set up all these items on a strong back or a system
of bed-logs. The above forms the shape of your hull.
Sheet 5. This sheet will show the installation of the stringers and deck
shelf plus installing the plating in metal boats. In the case of radius
chine boats additional information is supplied on installing these plates.
Assuming you are building up-side-down, this sheet will show the turning
boat plans: Sheet 6. Now the boat is upright and this
sheet covers the inside of the hull, and shows the installation of the floor
webs, bulkheads, engine beds, and all interior stiffeners for your boat.
Sheet 7. This sheet may show detail of the various items not covered in
sheet 6. Often it takes two or more sheets to cover webs, bulkheads,
Sheet 8. This is the engineering sheet that covers the engine installation,
locating and building the fuel and water tanks plus making the rudder. Also
included are details on making the stern and rudder tubes plus propeller
shaft detail. Stanchions swim platforms and similar items may also be on
You may note that
much of the above work can be completed before the deck and superstructure
are in place. It is far easier to install the heavier items such as the
engine before the ‘top’ goes on. Individual builders will have a preference
in this regard.
Sheet 9. This sheet shows details the forming and installation of deck
beams, side decks, foredeck, aft deck, cockpit construction and all deck
framing detail of your boat design.
Sheet 10. Patterning and making the cabin sides cabin front etc. In the case
of the cabin sides the measurements should be adequate to enable you to make
up a plywood pattern and trial fit before cutting the actual cabin side
Sheet 11. This sheet covers such items as, deck fittings, additional rudder
boat plans: Sheet 12. Electrical schematics.
boat plans: Sheet 13. Plumbing schematics.
boat plans: Sheet 14. Exhaust systems.
boat plans: Sheet 15. Tank construction.
boat plans: Sheet 15. Anode sizes and placement.
Sheets 16 to 23 ...Full size patterns, A, B, C, D, E, F, G & H
These are the pattern sheets that are laid together wall-paper
fashion. The full size patterns contain details of all
frame shapes, stem, deck and cabin top cambers etc.
boat plans: Sheet 24. DINGHY PLAN, including FULL SIZE patterns
to enable you to build the BRUCE ROBERTS TENDER in either fiberglass or
plywood is included with all boat plans.
boat plans: A 1400 Page e-book with STEP by STEP building
instructions and PHOTOGRAPHS to show you how to BUILD YOUR BOAT
The price of the boat plans includes as much consultation
with the designer as YOU feel necessary to help you successfully
complete the project....the offer 'CALL BRUCE ANYTIME' is not made
lightly. You can CALL BRUCE ANYTIME for advice on your boat building
For additional information
you can always
Where Fiberglass is mentioned as a boat building
material this means Balsa sandwich / Foam sandwich, Single skin fiberglass
with FG ribs and stringers etc. All steel boat plans are readily adaptable to aluminum boat construction unless otherwise stated. Most
wood epoxy boat designs can be built using either molded ply or strip plank or a
combination of the two. STEP
BY STEP photos are available for most construction methods and individual