BRUCE ROBERTS YACHT DESIGN
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
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
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
DOWNLOAD directly to your computer. The plans also include the 1,800 PAGE e-book BUILD
YOUR OWN SAILBOAT
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.
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
please seek the designers advice first.
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.
THUMB 26 - 28
- 305 - 330
STEEL or ALUMINUM
Plans & FULL SIZE patterns available.
The Study Plans cover all
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
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 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
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.