Copyright 2017 - Woods Designs, Foss Quay, Millbrook, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1EN, UK
  • home built Flica 37

  • 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

This is a big boat, available in two versions, as a comfortable liveaboard cruiser or as a sporty charter boat. Building plans are available in foam sandwich or plywood. Both versions share the same basic semi displacement hulls, but they have different deck and interior layouts. It is huge compared to the Skoota 28 (which, despite being smaller, we still find comfortable enough for the two of us to live on full time for weeks at a time)

The sketch above shows the charter version (a fly bridge is optional)

You can download a provisional study plan HERE

The sketch and photos below show the live aboard version. You can download a study pack of this version HERE

and see build photos on photobucket HERE

 

Dinis, the proud owner, taking a rest from building in April 2014. He's doing a great job, to a very professional, high quality and it's the first boat he's built!

Then later, ready to sheath, with glass cut to shape

The completed shell was turned over in late October

"What was really impressive was, not  one single squeak was heard, during the lifting from the strong box or turning over, she is absolutely solid."


The Skoota 36 is a very much larger boat than the 28, a few extra feet in length make a huge difference to the volume of a boat, and unfortunately, to the build time

More details of this design will be uploaded as it is developed. Several sets of plans have already been sold, one to a live aboard couple in Canada, shown above, while this one, below is being built very quickly in the UK. The top photo, below,  is after less than a months work, the lower a couple of weeks later. See more HERE

 

And below is one being built in Key West, USA

Basic Materials list for the complete shell (a more complete list will be drawn up after completion of the first boat)

total 35 sheets x 6mm, 90 sheets x 9mm, 13 sheets x 12mm

As you can appreciate, it is really hard to estimate epoxy use. I estimate 240kgs (60gals) epoxy and 240m (250yds) of 1.3m (50in) wide (standard width) 200g 6oz glass

1400m 1in x 1in equivalent (800 board feet)

Maybe 10,000 1in x no6 CS stainless steel screws