Northcoast 26

  • Vessel Specifications and Comments

    • LOA: 26’
    • LWL: 25’
    • Beam (max): 9’4”
    • Draft: 3’0”
    • Displacement: 10,000 lbs (full load)
    • Ballast: 1000 lbs
    • Power: 30-40 HP diesel
    • Sail Area: (schooner) 246 sq ft.
    • Cruising speed: 7 knots
    • Construction:  Construction is strip-planking on permanent plywood bulkheads, planking is sheathed outside with fiberglass and bulkheads are fillet and taped to the hull skin. Backbone is laminated fir.
    • General Comments: This is a larger version of the Northcoast 18 troller, a double-ended cruiser/workboat. The larger hull with almost 3 times the displacement of the smaller boat will have far greater capabilities. With a 30-40 HP diesel she can run for hundreds of miles at 7 knots, with the schooner or ketch rig range is unlimited.
  • About the Plans

    • Construction Method and Materials:

      Strip-planking on permanent plywood bulkheads, planking is sheathed outside with fiberglass and bulkheads are fillet and taped to the hull skin. Backbone is laminated fir, and the deck and house are plywood. Spars are laminated wood.
    • Number and Type of Drawings:

      • 6 Sheets:
      • Lines & offsets,
      • Two sail plans plus flying bridge outboard profile,
      • General construction,
      • Construction sections.
      • Full size bulkhead and stem’sternpost plots available.
    • Study Plan:

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    • Price:

      • PDF $550.00 CAD
      • Mailed Prints $650.00 CAD
      • Full Size Patterns $150.00
      • Plans available October 2012.

Design Comments

Northcoast 26. Double-ended Wooden Cruiser, Schooner Rig

This is a larger version of the Northcoast 18 troller, a double-ended cruiser/workboat for strip-planked construction. The larger hull with almost 3 times the displacement of the smaller boat will have far greater capabilities. With a 30-40 HP diesel she can run for hundreds of miles at 7 knots, with the schooner or ketch rig range is unlimited.

Accommodation includes bunks for three and a tiny private head compartment. The small galley has space for a proper cast-iron wood range or the Bristol Dickenson diesel range.

Construction is strip-planking on permanent plywood bulkheads, planking is sheathed outside with fiberglass and bulkheads are fillet and taped to the hull skin. Backbone is laminated fir, and the deck and house are plywood. Spars are laminated wood.

Tad Roberts