Availability of Sail Plans and other drawings:
Drawings for all Perry designs are available.
We are in an age where most design work is now being done on the computer in
Auto CAD. The hand drawn drawings will soon be a relic. Iím proud of my hand
drafting. Iíve been working at it since I was 15 years old. I think most of my
drawings approach a level of "art" in their sensitivity to detail and
drafting technique. My drawings have been bought as decor items for several
restaurants and I know many of my clients have framed my drawings for personal
gifts and to decorate the walls of their homes.
Sail Plans are probably the most graphically satisfying and popular of my
drawings although I have been know to turn a rudder gudgeon drawing into art. If
you are interested in purchasing any of my sail plan drawings, interior
drawings, structural layouts or deck layouts I would be happy to sell them to
you. Unfortunately due the proprietary nature of hull lines drawings hull lines
are only available for designs done before 1995.
I think every owner of a Perry design should own a set of plans for their
Full sets are available to boat owners. These can provide a valuable
reference tool in the care and maintenance of your boat. A folded set of plans
for your boat belongs in your chart table. These are not the oversimplified add
agency rendering you see in magazines. These are the actual large format
designerís working drawings and can be a great help in communicating with
remote boat yards.
If you would like to order drawings I charge as follows:
Sail plans and other misc. drawings...............$45.00 per drawing, blue
line print or Xerox print
Order 3 or more drawings and prices drop to $40.00 for blue line
We will need to discuss over e mail or the phone the exact drawings you are
I will also do custom hand drawn original sail plans for specific
boats . These make very special, exclusive gifts and Iím certain they will
have lasting value. I will quote custom original drawings separately but a
typical sail plan would be $1,500. Availability depends on the press of current
Brown line prints are on heavier paper stock and will stand up better to
sunlight than a blue line print. Xerox prints hold up very well but you do loose
a bit of the line sensitivity quality due to the Xerox process compared to an
ammonia developed blue line print. I would choose blue line or Xerox for reference.
You can also have the full sized drawing reduced to a smaller size through
the Xerox process. For an additional $25 we can reduce the drawing onto Mylar or
even make blue line prints from the Mylar print if you want a
smaller sized sail plan for framing. Add $25 if you want a half size print. Most
full sized prints are around 30" by 40".
Mailing is by first class mail unless arranged otherwise and the drawings
will be rolled in a tube.
Buy a sail plan. Hell, buy them all.