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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.
Mike Waller Yacht Design
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.
Also included here are links to published books which the designer feels will be of use to an amateur builder, and other books on boat design and boat building which may simply be interesting.
Articles of Interest
'A Simple Strip Planking 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.
Free eBooks and Articles
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