Sorry no it it’s not. Because we sell and ship boat plans world wide we can’t calculate your shipping cost until know where in the world you are.
When you fill out your address along with your other details on the check out page the shipping cost will be added to total before you make the payment, that way it’s clear what you are being charged for.
Outline drawings, accommodation layouts and sail plans with a bulk listing of materials. Mainly of use to help decision making when considering building the larger boats.
All goods are sent by NZ POST International Courier.
All our plan sets have enough details in them to construct the boat, the books however are a great help with in-depth description and techniques as well as a general coverage of boat building for the amateur.
Scaled plans and details of construction. Full-size patterns for frames, stem & rim, deck & cabin beams. Main materials list. Full back-up advice service based on over 50 years in the business.
No, the Samson plans have lines-drawings and offset-tables. Some designers do not provide full size frame patterns because of the high cost of producing them.
No lofting is required with Hartley plans, whether a large or small boat. Full size patterns are provided for almost every design.
It’s the most accurate way of laying up a boat. We have proved the point… and after nearly 60 years of providing them for over 100,000 boat builts.
Even on a large 50ft boat, patterns of the frames in an unstable humid atmosphere have a rate of expansion of less than one eighth of an inch. There are no mistakes to discover later when you use full size frame patterns.
Full size patterns are provided for the frames, stem, rim, deck and cabin beams.
All Samson designs have a C- in front of the name. ‘C-Deuce’ is an example of a Samson design. All others are Hartley.
Yes, we provide a full back-up service for all the Samson designs even though they were not designed originally in house.
All materials are listed in both Metric and Imperial measurements. Detailed conversion lists are also given.
You can build one boat from the plans. If you wish to build more, a royalty of 1/3rd the current retail cost of the plans must be paid to the designer for each extra boat. The royalty is payable at the moment construction starts on each extra boat. Full details can be found on our Copyrights page.
That is not a problem with Hartley Boat Plans. This been proved by the fact that more than 95 percent of our customers have been first-time builders.
No, it is an unnecessary expense and time waste. You will learn as you go along the same regardless of size. The bigger boats are not harder to build, they only take longer to build than the smaller ones.
Yes, we show the easiest type of cabin-top to construct on the drawings but variations in taste are endless. We are happy to offer advice on any alterations you may consider. Accommodation needs vary so ask our advice if you want to make alterations.
All our boats are designed to be built from easily obtained materials in almost any country. Our boats have been built in almost every country in the world from Peru to Iceland.
The Stitch & Glue method was introduced around 30 years ago as a possible quicker way of putting together a plywood boat instead of using the traditional Screw & Glue. Time has shown it to be only moderately successful in very small craft. With the now widespread proven easy use of epoxy-glues, longer lasting boats built in the traditional manner are able to be achieved by almost any first time amateur. Any of the smaller Hartley boats can be built by the Stitch & Glue method if the builder wishes.
If you use a good marine grade plywood and look after it properly there is no need to go to the added weight and expense of glassfibre sheathing. There are many amateur-built Hartley plywood boats still in use after 30 years. Read more on our Construction Methods page.
They are acronyms for Glass Reinforced Plastic and Fibre Reinforced Plastic. The common term used is Fibreglass.
Once the original mould has been made (requiring considerable expertise and high cost), multiple hulls can be made on a production basis by relatively cheap unskilled labour. The contrary is of course the case for the amateur one-off. Read more on our Construction Methods page.
Mainly because steel has a very short life when mixed with water. It also requires considerable skill to achieve a finished product of any pleasing shape. It does however (as do all materials), have it’s advantages especially in working craft. Read more on our Construction Methods page.
A boat constructed from Ferro-Cement. An in-depth description and history of designs and achievements can be found at the website. The World Of Ferroboats at www.ferroboats.com
Because ferroboats are labour intensive there are few businesses that have managed to build them successfully at a profit. Boatyards and commercial builders have therefore every reason to promote the demise of the ferroboat.
A ferroboat is the easiest and cheapest way an amateur can build a large boat.
Although the plans are very comprehensive, the book will be a great advantage and a worthy addition to the project.