JUKEBOX3, SAILBOAT, 19' X 6', 1000 POUNDS
This one is the third iteration of a
design called Jukebox that I drew about 1990. The first
had the same hull as Jewelbox
but had the solid cabin, aft deck and ballast of the usual
small cruiser boat. Jukebox2
was the same only slightly narrower at the bow. This one
is the same as Jukebox2 but has water ballast and a cabin
extension that allows standing headroom in part of the
boat - a Bolger "Navigator" cabin.
The cabin extension has the great benefit
of giving you a place to stand and hang out on a rainy
day. It also allows the boat to be self righting with
a lot less ballast. In this case it meant that about 600
pounds of water might allow it to right from a 90 degree
knockdown. The cabin extension must be strongly glassed
and remember that the skipper has to look through all
the windows to see ahead. This boat could be built with
no real partition between the two cabin sections but I
drew it as I would built it for myself, with a bulkhead
between the two to provide more privacy in the main sleeping
The cabin has a slotted roof so you
can walk through it upright, a small step up to the fore
deck, and then a small step down through the anchor well
and then out the slot in the bow transom with dry feet
right onto the beach. A landing craft. It will be a great
beach boat for everyone and don't underestimate how much
your family hates climbing up and down and through the
water every time you might beach a conventional boat.
The sail rig uses the balanced lug main
that I like so much. The main mast is 20' long setting
160 square feet of sail. It steps off center so you can
walk right by it as you exit to the beach.
Jukebox3 uses a rather large pile of
plywood with conventional nail and glue construction.
Ten sheets of 1/4" plywood and eleven sheets of 1/2"
plywood. That would be about 1000 pounds of plywood.