Pam
A 35' 5 1/2" Yawl
By William Atkin
An Auxiliary Yawl
Here are complete plans of a practical and useful auxiliary yawl. The kind of cruising boat that can be built and maintained at a reasonable figure, and taken care of during the cruising season with a minimum of time. She is named Pam. On comparatively small over all dimensions this latest of our family of boats has generous accommodations below and excellent deck room. Both these features are important for comfort and ease of handling under sail or power.

Pam's principal dimensions then are: length over all, 35 feet 5 1/2 inches; length on water line, 30 feet 0 inches; breadth, 10 feet 0 inches; and draft, 6 feet 3 inches. The freeboard forward is 3 feet 9 inches and aft, 2 feet 11 inches; these dimensions being to the under side of the rail cap. The iron keel will weigh 7,560 pounds, and in addition to this weight there will be approximately 2,500 pounds of inside ballast. Pam's displacement is very close to 26,000 pounds, and her sail area is 770 square feet.

The rig is a good one for cruising, split up as it is into five units; three of these small and the big portion of the area standing in the gaff-headed main sail. In connection with the latter -- despite its old fashioned cut -- there is a lot to be said for the four sided sail, especially if it leans a bit toward the tall side. Pam will balance very well under jib and jigger, or with reefed jigger and staysail. She will sail well under main alone, or with main reefed down. And will balance under full sail. It will be noticed that the mainsail spreads 418 square feet; the staysail 88 square feet; the jigger 135 square feet; the jib 129 square feet; and the topsail 61 square feet. All the spars will be solid.

The deck arrangement is interesting and unusual. The cabin sides extend past the main mast and continue to the forward deck house. There is thus a well at the foot of the main mast 3 feet 3 inches long by about 4 feet wide. This forms a protection for halyard coils, and other rigging on pins; and also makes a sure foothold forward. Adding the deck house forward does two things: forms an effective breakwater, and provides additional headroom in the forward cabin. Then it gives excellent light and ventilation as well to the forward end of the ship. The opening is high from the deck and therefore less likely to be taking in spray when left open. The cockpit is 6 feet long and 6 feet wide; including the bridge deck. There is a comfortable seat each side dropped to a height well below the deck and so one can have the feeling of sitting down in the boat rather than up on it. Pam steers with a wheel.

The cabin is laid out for comfortable living for a party of four. The galley, 5 feet 4 inches in length, is under the companionway opening and is nicely equipped with coal range, sink, work table, and lockers on one side: work table, ice box and lockers the other side. The main cabin has two sofas with box berths forming backs up under the side decks. It will be noticed that there is 3 feet 6 inches clear space between the sofa fronts; the cabin by the way is 6 feet 5 inches long. The toilet room and large hanging locker are under the forward end of the main cabin trunk; 2 feet 9 inches long, each. The forward cabin is fitted with two pipe berths, sail bin, seat and chain locker. There is 6 feet clear headroom in the main cabin; and full seating headroom in the forward cabin. Fresh water tanks are installed under the main cabin sofas.

The motor shown on the plans is a 20-40 Red Wing of 133 cubic inch cylinder displacement; this is ample for a speed of six miles an hour. Universal, Gray, Kermath, and the other motor people make entirely suitable power plants of approximately equal power. The selection of a motor is largely a matter of personal taste because all are reliable and good. The motor will be installed beneath the cockpit floor the exact location depending somewhat upon the dimensions of the motor.
Plans for Pam are $200
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