Copyright 2022 - Woods Designs, 16 King St, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 2AT UK
  • production Strider 24

  • plywood Romany 34

  • lightweight 14ft Zeta mainhull

  • Strike 15 trimaran at speed

  • 28ft Skoota in British Columbia

  • 10ft 2 sheet ply Duo dinghy

  • 24ft Strider sailing fast

  • 36ft Mirage open deck catamaran

All the bulkheads have straight sides so its easy to mark and cut them out. The flat bottoms also make it easy to ensure they are set up level, just put a spirit level across the keel. The photo above shows the setup before fitting the inner stem - below


Some lucky builders can build outside! Checking the fairness of the stringers before fitting the hull planking

And then planking using 6mm (1/4in) plywood. Joints are butt-jointed

You never have enough clamps!

A finished hull ready to glass sheath, paint and turn over

A happy builder!

Simple decking and you can see the daggerboard case does not intrude into the hull as it fits against the hull side


Simple square beam boxes with bolts on the boxsides. So everything is in sheer and there are no holes in the beams. This system is used if you plan to leave the boat in the water for extended periods. If you are daysailing then simple pins are used that cross the top of the beams - again no holes in the beams

Ready for final assembly and launching! Typical home build time is 350 hours ready to paint