Play 'n Jane

$247.00 - $889.00
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PLAY 'N JANE might look plain, but she's no ordinary boat. She's versatile and economical to boot! Whether for business or pleasure, she'll take either in stride. Use her for a club launch, buoy tender, patrol craft, yard tug, fishing boat, or just about any other task you can dream up. The true beauty of this no-nonsense craft will soon become apparent once you put her to work.

Consider these features: Your PLAY 'N JANE can be trailered anywhere because she's trim in the beam (under 8'!). The double sheer rails handle bumps and scrapes, and a husky deadwood protects her underwater gear. The cockpit is huge and the sole completely flush. The plans include provisions for a hold suitable for carrying about 3/4 ton of fish or anything else you would like to stow. If you want to lay over, the cabin features full standing headroom, two full size berths, and even a head!

Best of all, your PLAY 'N JANE doesn't have an expensive appetite like her fancy frilled relatives. All you need is minimal power to reach cruising speed range, and you'll take her 500 miles on one filling of diesel fuel. She won't make it in "fast company", but her seaworthy hull with high freeboard and deep forefoot makes her comfortable and safe in any sea a boat this size should be out in. All the methods and materials used in her construction are basic, so you can keep costs low. The plywood planking over sturdy sawn frames are the perfect materials for the amateur builder or small custom yard. The plans for the PLAY 'N JANE come complete with full size patterns so no lofting is required.

COMPLETE PLANS include FULL SIZE PATTERNS for stem, breasthook, and half-section patterns for the frames and transom. Includes instructions, Bill of Materials, and Fastening Schedule.
Length overall:
Length waterline:
7'-11 1/2"
Hull draft:
4868 lbs.
Hold volume:
28 cu. ft.
Hull weight (approx.):
1500 lbs.
Hull depth:
Freeboard forward:
Freeboard aft:
Height overall:
6' to 6'-6"
Cockpit size:
13'-3" x 6'
Cockpit depth:
32" min.
Fuel capacity:
70 gals.
Sleeping accommodations:
Hull type:
Semi-displacement, hard chine hull with practical cruising speed of 6 1/2 knots, and a maximum hull speed of approx. 9 knots. Bottom design features bulbous forefoot with a reverse curve at the chine.
Double diagonally planked to a total thickness of 1/2". Topsides planked with sheet plywood to a total thickness of 3/8". Carvel planking or other conventional types are optional but not detailed in the plans.
Single centrally mounted diesel or gasoline inboard; 10 shp for 6 1/2 knot cruising speed, 25 shp for maximum 9 knots intermittently. Reduction gear may be required. Engines rated over 35 shp not recommended. Total engine and gear max. 600 lbs.
Can the hull be extended or shortened?:
Yes. Up to 10% by re-spacing the frames from the aft end of the stem to the transom a proportional amount. We do not recommend increasing the beam.
Designed for use with Glen-L Series 6000 boat trailer plans.