Harry Bryan

Thistle

PLAN #4

THISTLE (FIN BOAT)
The Fin boat is designed to be propelled like a fish. She has an extremely flexible fin at
her transom which is controlled by reciprocating foot pedals. Thus, using your strongest
muscles, she can be propelled and steered by legs alone, leaving the operator's hands
free for navigating. or binocular and camera use. Although capable of keeping up with
any oar or paddle propelled boat of her length, she is at her best silently swimming
close to wildlife or just enjoying the water-borne equivalent of an afternoon walk.

PARTICULARS
LOA 12'
Beam 31"
Weight 65 Ibs.

DESCRIPTION
Hull type: Flat bottomed, round sided semi-open dory.
Construction: Lap streak cedar.
Intended capacity: 1
Propulsion: Pedal powered fin.

BUILDING DATA
Skill needed: Basic to intermediate wood and metal working.
Lofting required: No
Alternative construction: Glued lap plywood (not detailed)

PLANS DESCRIPTION
Plans consist of 7 sheets:
1. Lines, offsets and setup jig;
2. Construction and scantlings
3. Full sized patterns
4. additional full sized patterns
5. Full sized fin propulsion details
6. Pedals and fin
7. More full sized fin propulsion details.

A 36 pg. instruction booklet is included.

Cost per set $65.00