Francis Drake-PW Bill of Materials

The following list of materials is intended to be a general guide only. Before ordering any materials, the text and plans should be checked for possible options. All lumber listed as 1" stock is to be standard "lumberyard four-quarter" material which when finished may vary to somewhat less or slightly more than 3/4" in thickness. All widths are NET and all lengths allow for cutting to fit. Grouping lumber and purchasing random-random material to resaw to the required size will result in considerable savings. All lumber used should be first grade free from shakes and knots. Lumber typical to the locale and proven in use in boats in the locale of similar type and size can be used. Suitable woods include white oak, mahogany (both Philippine and Honduras types), Sitka spruce, Douglas-fir, longleaf yellow pine, Port Orford cedar, apitong, and teak. All plywood (PW) is to be marine (MAR) or exterior (EXT) grade. The marine-type is preferable as the inner cores are solid and thus the panel has more structural integrity. Douglas-fir (DF) is satisfactory with the quality of the exposed faces of the veneer being designated by the letters "A" or "B". The "AA" grade panels are always preferable, however, "AB" grade is acceptable. All plywood should be a minimum of five plies, if available. All fastenings should be bronze or hot dipped galvanized ferrous metal. Brass fastenings are not advised nor are the electroplated screws commonly sold in hardware stores. All screws are to be of the flat head type intended for wood. All nails are of the ring-type nail common to boat construction. Unless otherwise specified, all wood-to-wood joints are to be glued with a waterproof or highly water resistant glue such as plastic resin, resorcinol, epoxy, or other equivalent type used per the manufacturer's instructions regarding temperature, clamping requirements, curing time, and mixing method.

Framing members 1" (four-quarters) random-random stock in as long of lengths as possible at least 6" wide, preferably much wider - 150 bd. ft.
1-1/4" (five-quarters) - 20 bd. ft.
Keel 1" x 12" x 21' 3 required
Keel appendage 1" x 10" x 450 lin. ft OR 2" x 10" x 225 lin. ft.
Longitudinal battens 1" x 1-1/2" x 30' 18 required
Sheer clamps 1" x 3" x 31' 4 required
Floor timbers/Frame
#4 & #5 laminations/motor
beds bowpiece
2" (eight-quarters) - 30 bd. ft.
3" (twelve-quarters) - 145 bd. ft., random-random stock with some widths to 12"
Bowsprit 4" x 4" x 8' 1 required
Mooring bitts 2" x 4" x 10' 1 required
Sheer cleats 1" x 2" x 31' 4 required
Bulwark cap 1" stock of width to suit curvature 70 lin. ft.
Hull planking 1200 square feet 1/4" plywood
Structural bulkheads 5/8" x 4' x 8' 8 Sheets
transom/ floor timber
Frame #7
3/4" x 4' x 8' 3 Sheets