a Morning Tide 14 under construction by Donald
The Morning Tide 14 is a modern
stitch and tape version of the old heavy displacement pocket
cruisers that were popular in the 30’s and 40’s.
By using modern construction techniques (using pre shaped
ply hull panels, frames and transom) we have brought back
to life a type of boat that offers good long distance cruising
in a small package. She has 2 full length berths and plenty
of stowage space and indeed, could be fitted out with a smaller
cabin and larger cockpit to suit your needs. The standard
arrangement shows a long ply box keel filled with concrete
and scrap iron but she may also be fitted with bilge keels
(also shown) or a centreboard. She may also be fitted with
internal water ballast making her lighter to trail. All fittings
have been kept to a minimum to keep costs low and if you would
like to fit her out in a different way (ie. an open layout),
we can supply all necessary new frame shapes and details.
Beam 6’1’’; Draft 2’1’’;
Weight with 700lbs. of ballast 1900 lbs.
NOTE - Details
are now shown on the Morning Tide drawings for round bilged strip
plank construction and a junk rig.
Morning Tide 14 Particulars
shaped with narrow flat bottom plank plus 3 planks per side
and tape and strip plank
plywood requirements for hull
x 6mm sheets
9 x 9mm sheets
1 x 12mm sheet
estuary and coastal
x A1 drawings + 12 x A4 instruction sheets
and alterations included with the plans
drawing cockpit with outboard well
Chinese junk rig
Moulds etc for strip plank construction.
Centreplate and water ballast arrangement.
Below: Graham Young's Morning Tide 14
Below - Marcia Dabrowski's Morning Tide 14