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BEACH PEA - A 13' yacht tender, also available in 15' version

A great little boat, seaworthy, stable, and easily rowed.

Most boats produced as tenders today row so poorly that it is little wonder that their owners often turn to an outboard motor for help.

But if you are willing to forego the noise, expense and pollution of a motor, you may find that a peapod is the ultimate yacht tender.

These are great little boats, seaworthy, stable, and easily rowed. Here is a pod that is a bit smaller than most, but she will still carry a big load and bring you through some lumpy water with confidence.

Beach Pea uses modern glued lapstrake plywood construction, so she is lighter and easier to build than a traditionally built boat. In addition, you won't have to worry about her seams opening if your pod has been out of the water for a while. The clean interior will be easier to maintain, and a coat of paint will last longer on the stable plywood surface.

Two sailing rigs are shown, an easy to strike lugsail, and the more traditional sprit rig. Doug Hylan drew Beach Pea's plans with the beginning builder in mind. The plans are well detailed and full size patterns eliminate the need for lofting. Plans are on five sheets, including lines, construction, two sail plans and full size patterns for molds and stems. A 22 page how to build booklet is included to help you along.

15' EXTENDED VERSION

The extended version of BEACH PEA is 15 feet long with the same beam. Basically, the longer boat uses the same molds as the 13 footer, just spaced further apart. Also the stems are pulled out a bit to the same proportion. The plans include instructions for re-spacing the molds, a layout for the new stem shape, and an optional arrangement with side decks and floatation compartments in the ends. There is also a slightly bigger sail plan and rudder arrangement shown.




PARTICULARS OF 13' VERSION

LOA - 13'
BEAM - 4' 4"
DRAFT, board up - 3"
DRAFT, board down - 1'6"
WEIGHT - approx. 120 lb.
HULL TYPE - round bottom, double ender
CONSTRUCTION - glued lapstrake plywood
SUITABLE FOR - protected waters.
TRAILERABLE - Yes
PROPULSION - sail & oars
SKILL REQUIRED - Beginner to Intermediate
LOFTING REQUIRED - no, full size patterns included
PLANS SHEETS - 6
PLANS DETAIL - Above average
PLANS COST - $75.00

OTHER REFERENCES - How-To-Build series, WoodenBoat 133, 134, 135.

PARTICULARS OF 15' VERSION

LOA - 15'
BEAM - 4' 4"
DRAFT, board up - 3-1/2"
DRAFT, board down - 1'6"
WEIGHT - approx. 140 lb.
HULL TYPE - round bottom, double ender
CONSTRUCTION - glued lapstrake plywood
SUITABLE FOR - protected waters.
TRAILERABLE - Yes
PROPULSION - sail & oars
SKILL REQUIRED - Beginner to Intermediate
LOFTING REQUIRED - no, full size patterns included
PLANS SHEETS - 2 sheets, folded in an envelope, via First Class Mail
PLANS DETAIL - Above average
PLANS COST - $50.00 + S&H in addition to plans for 13-ft version

PLANS FOR 13' BEACH PEA

PLANS FOR EXTENDED 15' BEACH PEA

  • The plans for the extended 15' version of Beach Pea are an add-on to the regular 13' plans. Please thus order the plans for the 13' version (see above) and the add-on plans below.
  • You can order the add-on online using Paypal's ordering system (which accepts Visa/MC/AmEx/Discover/eCheck/PayPal):

    (Plans, U.S. orders only, $50 + $5 shipping = $55)

    (Plans, international orders including Canada, US$50 + US$10 shipping = US$60)
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  • You can also order the add-on plans by sending a check or money order to D. N. Hylan & Assoc., 53 Benjamin River Dr., Brooklin, ME 04616. $55 for U.S. orders, $60 for international orders including Canada.
  • Many questions are answered in Frequently Asked Questions. Please check there first.
  • Contact us if you have any questions.



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