Jump to content

StevProj News


MikeStevenson
 Share

Recommended Posts


  • 3 weeks later...
Various bits of StevProj news on the intro page at www.stevproj.com

When will Super Skipjack plans be available? It kinda looks like a Weekender without the cuddy. Nice boat by the way. Could you build one from Weekender plans and just leave the cuddy off?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi,

Yeah, it is pretty much a scaled-down Weekender without the cabin. However: We've lightened things and come up with a MUCH lighter composite rig arrangement (25 lbs, about, with sails.) The new Super Skipjack is really light; Peter and I did a test and he and I can lift the ready-to-sail boat off the trailer with one of us at each end. (rig, lifejackets, tools, paddles, the whole bit!!) I don't have a hanging scale handy, but it has to weigh in around 250 or so WITH GEAR!

So: I would suggest getting the plans and joining the fun! I am really looking forward to setting up some races with this boat soon. I have two or three boats lined up to build in the SF Bay Area and Monterey Bay (close enough to be the same region, really.) I may go ahead and start on a second one for a friend in my area when I get this one I'm doing now out from Texas. I hope to start driving west in about a week and a half.

By the way, Peter and I have really been fine-tuning the plans (having the prototype sitting next to this one is a real boon!) and have adjusted dimensions, come up with new methods, and we think this set of plans should be very clean and easy to follow.

I hope this helps clarify things a little.

Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

I'm chomping at the bit here. Way back when I first started thinking about building a boat I was already torn between the Weekender and the Skipjack. Now there is a Superskipjack that seems the best part of each? It's killing me waiting.

I ought to see if the Peterson's are taking pre-orders for the SS.

Are the $1000 projections on building the SS still holding true?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.