JUKEBOX2, BEACHBOAT, 19' X 6', 1200
and the Jukebox2 are both "inspired" by the
Bolger AS19, having the same size and boxy shape. They
all have the same mainsail, too, although the AS19 has
a mizzen and mounts the main as a gaff sail instead of
as a balanced lug. The actual progression of the designs
started with the original Jukebox. It was really, really
functional! It's gone forever now, never sold one set
of plans. Then came Jewelbox, a Birdwatcherized version
of that original Jukebox. Then Phil Bolger warned me that
the original Jukebox was too ugly for anyone to take.
I redrew it as Jukebox2. The size and rig and cross section
are the same as the original, but I sleeked it up a bit.
Thanks to Craig
O'Donnell for the colorized gif's.
.....The original Jukebox design had
a wider bow than this Jukebox2. In fact the first hull
was identical in shape to Jewelbox's. Eventually I was
chided into drawing a version of the first boat that was
a little sleeker in styling and Jukebox2 was born.
I kept the basic layout of the first
boat because I think it's really hard to beat for a beaching
cruiser. The bow transom on Jukebox2 is just wide enough
to step through. Then one finds a small draining well
for wet and muddy things followed by a front porch deck.
The cabin is a full 7 feet long, 4 feet deep, and 5 feet
wide with storage access to the volumes under the fore
and aft decks. The aft deck is a 6 foot long flat and
will sleep two. That deck had a hatch which provides leg
space and access to the under deck storage (in good weather).
This type of deck is also far easier to build that any
other. Finally, there is a draining stern well for the
motor and more wet junk.
The sail rig is basically the same as
Jewelbox's but here I've specified 300 pounds of inside
ballast, minimum, that Jewelbox doesn't need. In spite
of the invention of the Birdwatcher cabin, I don't think
this older style of boat is obsolete. Many folks prefer
the open sunny deck and the privacy of the separate cabim.
This type hull might weigh 30% or 40% more than a equal
Birdwatcher type but I don't know if that really matters
too much. You can't tow something this size behind a small
car anyway. The men who rate cars for towing aren't concerned
with either vehicle longevity or the steepness of launch
Simple nail and glue "instant"
construction is used in spite of her size. Plans are four
blueprints with basic keyed instructions.