These drawings are the set of approximately twenty drawings issued with #12 which was moulded in 06-1979, i.e. these are the drawings associated with the initial mk1 boats. Although #12 is a centre-cockpit (CC) boat the drawings include much that is relevant to aft cockpit boats. The drawings are also for both ketch and cutter, and for tall (double-spreader) and short (single-spreader) masts and sailplans. So these are likely of interest to all mk1 owners, and potentially also to mk2 owners.
The drawings all originate from Robert Dufour with one possible exception. We can say this because either they are titled as being “Dufour Yacht Design” in the title block, or because even though the title-block has been excluded they are copies of drawings where the title block is included and which are Dufour drawings, and the penmanship is obviously Robert Dufour. The one exception is a drawing of a hinged mast base (aka “tabernacle”) that may be sheet 1 of 2, but which has no title block and differs in some details and penmanship from the possible companion sheet 2 of 2.
These drawings have not been “as-built” and close inspection shows details which were probably never (or rarely) actually built as drawn. In particular the original below-decks mast support arrangement as shown in the structural arrangement drawing is for a longitudinal H-beam, whereas all boats seem to have been actually built with more straightforward metal or timber compression-posts. The point is that users of these drawings should be thoughtful in how they interpret details.
What is also notable is that two of these drawings are titled as being for “Harmonie”, which was designed before Marius Corbin purchased a licence from Robert Dufour for what we know as the “Corbin 39”. One of these is for the stemhead fitting and is clearly labelled “Harmonie” (see #00330), whereas the other is the internal divisions drawing where the title block is barely legible but where “Harmonie” can still be read (see #00316 etc). Nevertheless given that these drawings show a flush decked vessel, when taken into account with the entire set being from 1979/80 (and other information) it raises interesting questions about whether Marius Corbin had any material design influence in what was subsequently marketed as being the “Corbin 39”.
These drawings accompanied the unfinished mk1 #12 hull that was a “barnfind” purchased in 2022 by Tom and Carole-Anne Elliott who are working on getting her finished and into the water. The Elliotts shared the scanning costs with Scott Hartill who is refitting the mk1 #126. Thank you for the generous donation of these good quality scans.
Some drawings have been scanned multiple times – all scans received are listed below. The five digit numbers (00315-00340) are simply a filename for convenience. All the links below should open as .pdf files.