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15' Lillie Canoe Yawl
Full Plans
$168 England & EU
$142 USA/Elsewhere 
Study Plans
$24 England & EU
$21 USA/Elsewhere 

This lovely craft was commissioned by Tom Dunderdale after reading the series of articles in the Classic Boat magazine on the 13’ strip planked canoe yawl Ethel. The idea was to produce a canoe yawl of similar style to those of the last century used by Baden Powell and MacGregor and which formed the basis of modern canoeing today but using modern ply/epoxy construction methods with computer generated plank shapes. Her length is based upon the maximum length of plank that you can get out of 2 sheets of ply and we have increased the beam a little over the original Ethel design which allows more extensive cruising and even the ability to sleep on board. She uses 6 sheets of 6mm and one of 9mm ply in her construction.

The standard set of plans show details for stitch and epoxy construction using 7 planks per side to give a beautiful round bottom hull shape and details are given for her to be fitted out in classic style with a lug yawl rig. The plans include mould shapes and construction details for her to be made using the strip plank method. Tom reports that up to a force 2 she will sail herself both before and into the wind hands off allowing the helmsman to drink his beer in comfort. Above that, she handles herself with grace and she rows very well with excellent tracking.

Plans also include mould shapes and details for strip planking.

An example by Chris Bell.

Lillie Particulars

LOA 14'11" 4.53m
Beam 4'8" 1.43m
Draft 8"/2'1" 0.2/0.63m
Sail Area 106 sq.ft. 9.84 sq.m.
Approx. Dry Weight 353lbs 160kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine with 7 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape - molds are also given for strip plank
Plywood Requirements 6 sheets of 6mm and 1 sheet of 9mm marine plywood
Guidance Use 2 adults day sailing
Drawing/Design Package 6 x A1 drawings + 10 A4 instruction and detail sheets