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design By William & John Atkin
A 22' 1" V-Bottom Metal Day Cruiser


Something New in Outboards

These plans were prepared to produce a shipshape, wholesome and practical outboard motor cruiser -- a sturdy, able ship with ability to go, within reason, anywhere, anytime despite the weather. Jog-Along has many earmarks of the sea, earmarks proved by many experienced cruising men. She has, for instance, high bulwark rails, self-draining cockpit, trunk cabin house of nautical aspect, pilot house with full headroom, properly visored windows, nautical mooring bitts, king post with boom (for handling the motors), and a little cuddy. There is an enclosed toilet room fitted with the usual amenities. For cooking, and for warmth, there's a wood and coal-burning range. Here, then, we have snugness and comfort.

Jog-Along, is 22' 1" LOA; 20' LWL; 7' 10" breadth; and draws 1' 11" of water. Her cabin is 6' 4" long; the toilet room is 2' 9" long and is fitted with the smallest size pump water closet, headroom is 4' 3"; there is room beneath the waist deck for two shelves and on the bulkhead for a mirror; a seat on this side is 4' 6" long; there is comfortable sitting up headroom over this. The opposite side gives room for a small wood and coal-burning range, coal and wood stowage bin and a seat 4' 6" long. Under both these seats there is stowage space and room for a long shelf, and forward of both a forecastle. Headroom in the cabin is 4' 3" clear, just right for sitting. The after end of the pilot house or standing top is 3' long, its forward end projecting over the trunk cabin top, with cabin doors in the bulkhead. The cabin floor extends on nearly one level from the forward bulkhead to the after end of the pilot house, a length of 9' 4" by a width of from 20" to 26". Because we believe room in the interior, during the day, is more important than cluttering the cabin with bunks, we decided to use air mattresses for sleeping, simply laid on the cockpit floor, close up to the cabin bulkhead. One half the length of these will be covered by the pilot house overhead, the after ends protected from the elements by a removable khaki awning spread over the derrick boom.

She is a V-bottom model with straight sections from the keel to the corners of the chines and from the chines to the under side of the rail cap; the overhang at the bow is modest and in keeping with the rest of the design. The stern transom has just enough rake to accommodate the screw clamps which anchor the motors in the twin wells. A long skeg is provided, not only to keep the boat on its course, but to serve as a guard against the propellers striking bottom, and to throw off drifting flotsam. The rudder is abaft and between the wells. She has a shapely big hull for her outside dimensions and consequently unusual room on deck, in the cabin, and cockpit. The bulwark rails are 10" high at the bow, tapering in an easy sweep to 6 1/2" at the stern. The trunk cabin house provides light and ventilation to the accommodations below.

The motors are two 18 hp outboard units designed to drive Jog-Along at a comfortable 12 mph; propellers turning in wells are installed in the after compartment under a raised hatch; access to these is through the double covers. The motors will be fixed and not used for steering; a single rudder under the stern performs this service. gunwales to cover the ply edge.

Plans for Jog-Along are $65
Study Plans are available for $10
(Refunded when full plans are purchased)