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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:00am

Post Subject: plans for steel narrow boat

dear sirs,i have been in the steel fabrication business all my working life and want to build my own narrow boat shell to fit out myself. i have built a roberts 43 sailing yacht in the past but they dont have narrow boat designs to my knowledge. please can you give me any information as to where i can get build drawings for narrow boat shells.many thanks V R Simpson


Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:11pm

Post Subject: plans for steel narrow boat

I am afraid that I can not answer that question, I have seen adverts in the back of the magazines occasionally but a quick Google threw this up: ( 417) all on one line. I think there may be others as well. However the plans are now the least of your worries because since 1997 boats have to be built to comply with the recreational craft directive unless you are planning to build under an "own use for 5 years from completion" exemption. This will require the hull strength calculations and so on. Please make sure you can access the ISOs required to ensure the boat complies. Tony Brooks

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