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Meadow Bird 16


Length: 16'-6"
Beam: 6'-0"
Draft: 1'-0" bd up
   2'-6" bd dn
Weight: 650 lbs
Sail Area: 140 sf

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  • MEADOW BIRD 16 is an evolution of a classic Titmouse design by Sam Rabel. She is an updated version with modern materials, more cruising room and a better balanced sail plan. With these improvements, she becomes one of the finest trailerable pocket cruisers available today. Trailer her behind any car for a daysail or extended cruise. Her cozy cabin has enough room to spread out. The centerboard is below the cabin sole in a shallow keel. A 1'-6" draft keel version is shown in the plans. She has an able hull with a selfbailing cockpit. Above all, she is a pretty design you will enjoy building and sailing. Construction is strip planking over sawn plywood frames. Plans include materials, lines, construction, sail plan and rig details.


    Estimated cost for quality construction materials (not including power or sails) is $8000. This cost includes a high level of outfit and finish you can be proud of after putting the effort into building this fine boat.

    How To Order
    Purchase and Download Study Plans for the MEADOW BIRD for $5.00 in PDF format (zipped file).
    Purchase Construction Plans for the MEADOW BIRD for $85.00 for delivery by US Postal Service.
    Purchase Full Size Frame Lofting for the MEADOW BIRD for $85.00 for delivery by US Postal Service.
    We offer a 30-day from date of purchase no questions asked return refund policy for on-line plan sales. For more ordering information and alternate ordering methods, terms of sale, privacy policy and copyright state.

    *New* Electronic pdf plans.
    Send an e-mail to karl@cmdboats.com with your order to receive an electronic set of construction plans to read on your computer or have printed locally (i.e. at a UPS Store, Office Depot, Staples, etc, that has a wide format printer) instead of USPS mailed hard copy.

    Not ready to buy? e-mail us why at karl@cmdboats.com
    We are interested to know how we can to help you get underway!

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    794 Creek View Rd.
    Severna Park, MD 21146
    Tel: (410) 544-9553
    Email: karl@cmdboats.com