The July/August2016 issue of Water Craft magazine contains full plans for the 16ft Gaff sloop, Design #218. The five sheets of scale drawings for these plans are available by digital download for the special price of US$75.00 (regular list price is US$200.00). These pdf files may be printed to scale at any good copy shop. Sheet size is 36 in. x 24 in. This offer lasts until August 31st, 2016 when the plans revert to regular list price.
Paul Gartside Ltd. is a small custom boat-building shop based in the historic seaside community of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. We build in wood, using traditional or modern methods, and exclusively to our own designs. Visit the Custom Boatbuilding pages to see photographs of a variety of boats as they took shape in our workshop.
If you are interested in building a boat for yourself visit the Stock Plans pages, where you will find a wide range of boat plans that may be purchased on line. While these are professional plans, they are heavily detailed with the home builder in mind, and there are choices appropriate for every skill level. Check back now and then to see new Stock Plans as they become available. Browsing can also give you an introduction to the range of boat types and styles we can build for you here in Shelburne.
Finally, we are always interested in Custom Design projects. If the character of boats you find on these pages appeals, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss the possibilities.