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Mike Waller Yacht Design is a business specialising in boat plans for amateur boat builders. We provide stock plans for both monohull and multihull sailing vessels, including sailing skiffs and sharpies. Our designs mainly feature timber construction, in plywood or cedar strip plank composite construction, using the W.E.S.T. system (wood epoxy saturation technique). Our designs are intended mainly as cruising boats, although several have done well in racing.
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This page lists books and articles which have been written by the designer on various subjects, and are made available for download. All articles are in PDF format.
Initially, the items listed here are articles previously written by the designer for publication in boating magazines, and are downloadable as free eBooks
As time permits, additional items will be added, including articles on various aspects of boat design and boat building.
To view and print items, just click on the Download Button. To save the PDF file, right mouse click on the Download Button and select 'Save Target As (I.E.) or 'Save Link As' (Firefox).
Articles of Interest
'A Simple Strip Plnking Jig' (4 Pages) file size 126 Kb
This article was originally published in Australian Amateur Boat Builder Magazine, and describes a simlple plywood jig for short-handed strip planking.
'The Sharpie - A Personal View' (4 Pages) file size 96 Kb
This article was originally published in Australian Amateur Boat Builder Magazine, and gives a rundown of the basics behind traditional and modern Sharpie design
'Form Stability - The Shape Factor' (5 pages) file size 96Kb
This article was originally published in Australian Amateur Boat Builder Magazine, and gives a basic layman's explanation of boat stability.
Pippie 8 Yacht Tender file size 566Kb
This is a 2.3 meter plywood yacht tender based on our Pippie 8 Sailing Trainer
Free eBooks and Articles
Free Boat Plan