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post #12 of Old 03-30-2010
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I have always been intrigued by the idea of microcruising. While there are several production boats (Potter and Montgomery) that make boats suited for the purpose, there are not many production companies catering to the needs of the microcruiser... probably not that big of a market. That being said there are some really great plywood boat plans and kit boats out there.

Great Pelican (16') by Platypus boats
Great Pelican deck kit

Happy (14') by Jay Benford
14' Long Distance Cruiser Happy - Benford Design Group

Favnir (13') by John Welsford
Duckworks Boatbuilders Supply
John Welsford has also drawn plans for a number of open boats from 14-17 that have made considerable open water crossings.

Tideway (14') by Paul Fisher
Duckworks Boatbuilders Supply

The Tideway is my personal favorite. Paul fisher has designed a number of boats that would make great microcruisers. You can find plans to a number of other great microcruisers here:
Duckworks Indexes - Trailer Sailer Cruisers
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