A 30' 2" V-Bottom Raised-Deck Cruiser
By William Atkin
A 30-Foot V-Bottom Cruiser
Here, Shipmates, is a 30-foot cruiser that should more than take care of the requirements of the man looking for an inexpensive, able, comfortable, and useful boat. Somehow I have neglected to produce many boat designs of the raised deck type. And so in answer to many inquiries the plans of Innaminnie appear. A 30-foot boat is a handy size to handle and permits having full headroom without the appearance of stubbiness. While really a good sized hull, it is not too big to be easily handled by one man.
The arrangement of the cockpit and interior provide for the maximum comfort for a party of two. This, of course, means for two to live aboard for weeks at a time. For day sailing, and overnight trips four are not too many to take along. Then sleeping bags will be needed for use under the standing top house. The cockpit is 9 feet 9 inches long; 7 feet 3 inches wide. A six-foot seat extends across the after end, this being 20 inches wide. The pilot house covers only part of the cockpit providing a very useful sun deck in the aft part. The forward deck has handrails each side and escape hatch forward. The galley is just inside the companionway to starboard and is supplied with the usual sink, stove, lockers and ice box. The ice box, by the way, is to be under the sink and stove. The toilet room is on the port hand. The toilet room and galley are 3 feet 8 inches long. There is full six feet headroom in this part of the boat. The main cabin is fitted with two berths, and two bureaus. Lockers are under the berths, and shelves above the clamps each side. There is fine room forward for the stowage of miscellaneous gear, anchors, cables, and so on.
Innaminnie is 30 feet 2 inches in overall length; 29 feet on the load water line; has a breadth of 9 feet 4 inches; and a draft of 2 feet 4 inches. The freeboard at the bow is 5 feet 3 inches, and at the stern 3 feet 5 inches. The sections below the chine are absolutely straight from rabbet to chines; but above the chines the topsides are moulded. The keel extends well aft, protecting the propeller and rudder from damage in case the boat is grounded or hauled out of the water for painting or repairs. The rudder is of the metal type with post inside the hull.
This particular design will be a very good sea boat and it will not require a lot of power to push Innaminnie at between 13 and 14 miles an hour. The motor shown in the plans is a 260 cubic inch Universal Cruiser Six. However if your preference runs otherwise, use a Red Wing, Gray, Kermath, or any of the very excellent motors of approximately equal horsepower. American marine motors are so well designed and made that one cannot make a mistake whichever is installed. I would not try to put in too much power; 15 miles an hour is about the top speed that can be gotten efficiently from this hull.
Plans for Innaminnie are $65
Study Plans are available for $20
(Refunded when full plans are purchased)
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