DN NA Class

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Title: Full size DN hull templates for sale
Post by: Paul Goodwin - US 46 on December 29, 2006, 11:51:44 AM
I have full size templates available for building the DN iceboat hull. 

These templates will save hours of time by eliminating lofting (scaling up from small plans), and also eliminating most measurement.

There is a side panel template, with all internal structure shown. Once you cut out the side panels, you transfer all the internal locations to the inside of the panels.  There is also a plan (top) view template that you build the hull on. You place the plan view template on a building jig (flat workbench), cover it with clear plastic, then place the side panels into position. All the lines on the inside of the side panels line up with corresponding lines on the plan view template. Looking inside the hull, you see essentially a 3-D wireframe of the internal structure. Then it's simply a matter of cutting out the internal structural parts, and gluing them into position on the lines.

This method greatly simplifies the building procedure, and almost guarantees that your new hull will meet all the current specifications. I also include a set of step-by-step building instructions with graphics to help the first time builder.

This is a very competitive design, and boats built from these templates have finished in the top ten at all International level regattas sailed in North America for over ten years.

You can see a thumbnail of what they look like with the following link:
Paul Goodwin's Full Size DN Templates (http://www.cefirmbach.com/paul/)

If you would like to get a set of templates and building instructions, send a check or money order for US $60 (plus $15 shipping in the US, $35 shipping to Canada and Europe) to :

Paul Goodwin
39480 Lakeshore Dr
Harrison Twp, MI

Note: I hold checks till they clear the bank. I except PayPal (http://www.paypal.com) so you can use your credit card, my PayPal ID is "pegoodwin@yahoo.com"

email: pgoodwin-dn@cefirmbach.com

-- p.s If you live in the Detroit area, arrange to pick them up and save the $10

Title: Re: Full size DN hull templates for sale
Post by: Geoff Sobering on December 29, 2006, 02:14:00 PM
I can attest to the usefulness of Paul's template.  I've built/helped-with a number of boats using various combinations of modifications to existing plans, and helped/watched a number based on Paul's plans.  I have to say the process with the plans was much smoother.


Geoff S.

Title: Re: Full size DN hull templates for sale
Post by: william janssen on December 13, 2012, 04:43:03 PM
Dear Mr Goodwin,

I am William Janssen from the Netherlands (europe) Amsterdam / Almere city, In the past i sailed with an old DN on local waters nearby amsterdam.
I always dreamed of building one myself. In January I would like to order the template for building a DN boat.
I am a first time builder and want to ask you if this is possible to build myself?
Can you sent me pictures of DN boats, which are built by using this template?
do you also give advise of the kind of wood to use?

Sincerely yours,

William Janssen
Street: Rozenburgpad 4
Arealcode: 1324tp
City: Almere
Country: The Netherlands

Title: Re: Full size DN hull templates for sale
Post by: Geoff Sobering on December 14, 2012, 12:59:32 AM
The Pewaukee (Wisconsin) group posted some step-by-step photos of DN construction: https://ice.idniyra.org/image/tid/28

That should give you a fairly good idea of the complexity of building a DN.
If you are familiar with basic woodworking, it is not a difficult project.


Geoff S.