Copyright 2021 - 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

Materials List

Hulls and foredecks
32sq m x 8mm western red cedar strip 50mm wide strips
9sq m x 8mm western red cedar strip 25mm wide strips.
5m 3" x 2" cedar for outer stems
40kg 400g biaxial glass (must be compatible with epoxy)
60kg epoxy glue. 10kg polyurethene glue (for glueing strips). Glass and epoxy also used for some decking joints.
15L epoxy hi-build paint (recommend two different colours) plus ordinary fillers as reqd.
Bulkheads, bunk tops etc
6 mm ply 3 sheets. Beams, beam boxes 6 mm ply 3 sheets
Aft decks, dagger board boxes 6 mm ply 3 sheets. Daggerboards 18 mm ply 2 sheets
Central cuddy
9 mm ply 3 sheets, 6 mm ply 5 sheets, 4 mm ply 5 sheets
Cockpit 9 mm ply 2 sheets, 6 mm ply 2 sheets
Use best quality gaboon throughout. Plywood should be BS 1088 or equiv. Sheet sizes are 8' x 4'.

200m 2" x 1" (some is ripped down to make 1" x 1" when reqd)
Use yellow cedar, sitka spruce or similar unless noted. Note sizes are nominal & should be planed allround, i.e. final size of 1" x 1" P.A.R. is  20 x 20 mm.

Approx 500g 1" Gripfast nails, 500g 3/4" gripfast nails (or st steel screws)
200 1" x no 8 st steel screws, approx  20 3" st steel screws
Paint as required for min of 3 coats on outside, 2 coats on inside.
1 sheet 8' x 4' 6mm perspex for windows, washboard.
Large timbers (eg 6" x 3") for building  frame. 12m required
3 sheets 12mm ply (min thickness) for building frames.

Wizard Basic Hard Chine Materials List

Hull planking 9 sheets 6mm ply 3 sheets 9mm ply (replaces cedar, biaxial glass and some epoxy)
Decking 6 sheets 6mm ply
Timber 2in x 1in 200m 1in x 1in 100m
NOTE: all plywood to be best quality gaboon (okume) marine grade
All timber to be best quality softwood eg Douglas fir, sitka spruce, yellow cedar or similar.
NOTE: Timber sizes are nominal. Planed all round (PAR)
Glass sheathing 300g glass cloth (hulls) 36sq m 200g glass cloth (decks) 12sq m Epoxy 30kg min Fastenings Either 1in counter sunk stainless steel self tappers or gripfast/anchorfast barbed ring boat nails Approx 2000 reqd