BRUCE ROBERTS YACHT DESIGN

Bruce Roberts-Goodson
EMAIL BRUCE


These sailboat plans feature simple & easy to follow STEP by STEP CONSTRUCTION for STEEL, ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS & WOOD EPOXY building methods.  These sailboats can be built by any person with welding skills (Steel or Aluminum) or general handyman skills (Fiberglass or Wood Epoxy). 

 

NO previous boat building skills are needed ... all  you need is to follow the plans and you will be able to build a beautiful STEEL, ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS & WOOD EPOXY sailboat for yourself and your family's happy days on the water.

 

1. ALL BOAT PLANS & FULL SIZE PATTERNS: Package Includes latest sail boat plans, SAILBOAT building plan updates & revisions, PLUS direct contact with the designer EMAIL BRUCE  & come with a BONUS PLANS - placement of anodes, how to build a sea hood, how to build fuel & water tanks, engine installation, electrical schematic & plumbing; all included to assist you to build your boat.  All the plans are sent by DOWNLOAD directly to your computer. The plans also include the 1,800 PAGE e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT


2. All BOAT PLANS & patterns come with a special DETAIL FOLIO on how to make some of your own fittings.  All BOAT PLANS are have both metric & imperial measurements.  All BOAT PLANS include FULL SIZE frame patterns at no extra charge.

 

3. Where FIBERGLASS is mentioned as a material this means Balsa sandwich / Foam sandwich, Single skin as the boat building material.  Most WOOD / EPOXY designs can be built using either molded ply or strip plank or a combination of the two methods. Many STEEL designs can be built in ALUMINUM; please seek the designers advice first.

 

4. We personally check the BOAT PLANS for updates to make sure you receive the latest version; we are constantly updating all of our BOAT PLANS.  PLUS you have direct contact with the designer Bruce Roberts-Goodson.  EMAIL BRUCE 


TOM THUMB 26 - 28 - 305 - 330

STEEL or ALUMINUM

Plans & FULL SIZE patterns available.
The Study Plans cover all four versions.

 

This is one of my favourite designs. Long waterline length, enough displacement so that it won't be thrown around by waves, shoal draft, strong and very economical to build. No wonder the Tom Thumb series is so popular.

 

The boat plans for the Tom Thumb series are available for the quick and easy multi-chine steel or aluminium construction.

 

Starting with the Tom Thumb 26 with a beam of 10'-4" /  3.20 meters and headroom of  6'-3" / 1.9 meters the interior is very spacious for a vessel this size. Her hull speed is a fraction over 6 knots. This vessel will take you anywhere you are capable of taking her. The large scale boat plans include full size frame patterns and you will find this boat an ideal first steel boatbuilding project.

 

ALL TOM THUMB VERSIONS SHOWN IN the ONE STUDY PLAN PACKAGE.

 

TOM THUMB 26

TOM THUMB 28 TOM THUMB 305 TOM THUMB 330
L.O.A

7.92 m
25'  11"

8.53 m
28'  0"
9.25 m
30'  4"
10.13 m
33'-8"
L.W.L.

7.24 m
23'   9"

7.47 m
24'  6"
8.53 m
28'  0"
9.60 m
31'-6"
BEAM

3.20 m
10'    4"

3.05 m
10'-0"
3.35 m
11'-0"
3.73 m
12'-3"
DRAFT

1.22 m
4'    0"

1.37 m
4'   6"
1.37 m
4'   6"
1.51 m
4'  10"
DISPLACEMENT

4,082 kg
9,000 lb

5,103 kg
11,250 lb
6,010kg
13,350 lb
6,690kg
14,750 lb
BALLAST

1,360 kg
3,000 lb

1,700 kg
3,550 lb
1,800 kg
3,968 lb
2,000 kg
4,409 lb

TOM THUMB 26

Dear Bruce, I built a tom thumb 26 as you can see the photo attached. I would like to thank you for this perfect design. I add a boomkin and a long bow also cutter rig. And I add additional 250 kg in keel because of larger sail area. Round shape and teak deck and mahogany works for traditional boat appearance.

 

She is cruising perfect and she can reach 6 - 7 knot easily in between 3-7 beufort with sails. I also change the accommodation according to my requirements with mahogany work. I cruised over 1000 miles in this summer with her & I am totally satisfied & I am proud of her. I strongly recommend this perfect design for all the sailors that want to built their boat by themselves. Thanks and best Regards, Hakan GOKMEN

 

Here we see the interior of the Tom Thumb 26 built by Hakan GOKMEN

Hi Bruce,
Attached is a picture of "Margarita" crewed by my nephews, headed south again ...This shot is on Indian River in Cocoa Fla...They are headed for Bahamas and Turks...I launched this boat in 1990 and she looks like a newborn 20 yrs. later...and even better...Someday I might get her back  but in the meantime she is turning heads....Please use the pictures and script as you wish...Regards. John Larkum

The Tom Thumb will accept Gaff, Bermudian, Junk rigs.

Tom Thumb 26 interior.

Tom Thumb 28 interior.

Above: Tom Thumb 305 & 330 interior layouts.

 

The Study plans have photos of several more Tom Thumb sailboats that have been built and cruised throughout the world.

 

BOAT STUDY PLANS.

Delivered by DOWNLOAD to your computer The study plans have lists of materials & equipment etc & these will be useful in costing out the complete boat. 

Each STUDY PLAN contains ALL the construction drawings for each material - STEEL & ALUMINUM as applicable to the particular boat plan - with up to 25 sheets per plan!  Lists of materials - Technical information - Numerous construction drawings are all included. You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the study plan package. PLUS you receive a FREE ( VALUE 69.00 ) 180 PAGE e-book BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT.

 


STUDY PLANS

 

T26-28-305-330
 


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STEP BY STEP ASSEMBLY PHOTOS INCLUDED WITH ALL STUDY PLANS

 

COMPLETE BOAT PLANS & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS ...

Delivered by DOWNLOAD to your computer within 12 hours of you placing your order. The plans have all the information you need to build your own boat.

 

Each plan contains all the construction drawings for STEEL or ALUMINUM construction, plus bonus drawings covering electrical, plumbing and engineering. Plus you will receive a DETAIL FOLIO showing how to make many of your own boat fittings, lists of materials and equipment, all technical information, numerous construction drawings and written building instructions are all included.

 

You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the plan package. PLUS you receive a FREE ( VALUE 69.00 ) 180 PAGE e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT.

 


 

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