Plans are being offered in a limited edition. Looks like the plans drawings are about at least as good as the Tane plans I have for comparison. Tane dates from around ten years later - late 60s - and…Continue
"I'm interested in the Tama Moana / Child of the Sea and the Raka design too as both have many very similar numbers...
To your queries Ben:
1 The cloth/epoxy exterior finish could look as good as the clear epoxy interior finish, BUT as…"
Plans are being offered in a limited edition. Looks like the plans drawings are about at least as good as the Tane plans I have for comparison. Tane dates from around ten years later - late 60s - and are basic but comprehensive plan sheets with additional brief but comprehensive building instructions for materials and methods of the day. My set may date later from the 70s as there is some brochure material with photos and some updates. I haven't seen if there are also building instructions for…See More
"Giovani, that's a useful list. But why no recommended outboards for the Raka design? (Also for the Tama Moana, Child of the Sea, which is almost identical in hull dimensions, sail area, and weights as Raka.)"
"JWD don't support second hand bought plans. They accept returns of plans in unopened as new condition if purchasing plans for a larger boat.
Perhaps they do support builders with second hand bought plans after payment to them of some additional…"
"Richard Woods did it on early V-hull designs of his. Makes the sales pitch for it on his site. Woods worked on designs at JWD before going his own way circa mid 70s. (From late 70s, early 80s, JW had strong disagreements with and criticisms…"