|This design may be built as a motor sailer for family use, or, adjusting the wheelhouse position, by the professional for fishing or trawling. It has a large fuel and water capacity plus space for a deep freezer. Also, being of full displacement it makes an economical and safe passage maker and is quite capable of crossing oceans safely and surely. This design is also available with Full size patterns to suit 36 ft.|
Plans are available in either steel, wood epoxy or fibreglass. A material list is included with the study plan package which also shows the layouts to scale. To complete the package many construction drawing sheets in the material of your choice from the full construction plan package are included to enable you to make a more informed choice.
|L.O.A.||12.19 m||40' 0"|
|L.W.L.||10.67 m||35' 0"|
|BEAM||3.97 m||13' 0"|
|DRAFT||1.30 m||4' 3"|
|DISPLACEMENT||14,061 kg||31,000 lb|
BELOW: Computer rendition done by Mickey Nardo of his future Wood Epoxy PCF 40. Note the Bermudan cutter rig with all sails set off a furling system for easy sail handling.
Below is the PCF 40 Trawler. Drawings are available to put this boat into commercial survey as a Commercial Fishing Trawler.
QUESTION: How does the PCF 40 perform under sail?
ANSWER : Basically if you want to go direct to wind just turn on your engine. While you will be able to work to windward when forced to, as with all shallower draft, ketch rigged, low aspect vessels, windward sailing pointing ability is restricted to, at best, 70 degrees. On a reach or with the wind on the quarter in 15 to 20 knots of wind you should be able to sail along comfortably at around 6 knots. With the wind blowing less than 12 knots, having the engine ticking over at idle speed would keep you moving at around 5 knots
PCF 36-40 (Pacific Coast Fisherman)
- Brand: Bruce Roberts
- Product Code: PCF 36-40 (Pacific Coast Fisherman)
- Availability: In Stock