30' Wolf Island Schooner

  • Vessel Specifications and Comments

    • LOD: 30’6”
    • LWL: 26’0”
    • Beam: 10’0”
    • Draft: 5’0”
    • Displacement: 14,000 lbs
    • Ballast: 5,000 lbs
    • Sail Area: 539 sq.ft. working (3 lowers)
    • Power: 8HP high-thrust outboard in well (inboard diesel option)
    • Construction: Plywood planking on solid timber stringers over plywood ring frames/bulkheads.
    • General Comments: This little schooner uses the fastest build method I know of; widely spaced plywood bulkheads supporting stringers with plywood sheathing screw fastened to them. A standup head and galley, a double berth and two singles, and a large cockpit is a lot to get in a 30’ boat. This little cruiser will take a small family anywhere (including offshore) in a fairly simple and quick build.

About the Plans

    • Construction Method and Materials:

      Plywood planking on solid timber stringers over plywood ring frames/bulkheads. Laminated plywood deck and house. Entire exterior sheathed with fabric set in epoxy. External cast lead ballast and built-up wooden spars.
    • Number and Type of Drawings:

      Lines and offsets, All bulkheads (dimensioned), General construction, Ballast, Sailplan and spars, General arrangement.
    • Base Price:

      Cost for emailed pdf’s is $550. Cost for printed paper drawings mailed is $650 CAD

Extended Comments

30' Wolf Island Schooner

This little schooner uses the fastest build method I know of; widely spaced plywood bulkheads supporting stringers with plywood sheathing screw fastened to them. The downside of this method is dirt and water traps between the stringers which can be solved by running them through the tablesaw and beveling the edges.

A standup head and galley, a double berth and two singles, and a large cockpit is a lot to get in a 30’ boat. This little cruiser will take a small family anywhere (including offshore) in a fairly simple and quick build. The outboard power is adequate and easy for the owner/builder to install or upgrade. A cutter rig option is also contemplated.

Tad Roberts