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November 2007

Lyle Hess Designs

Many folks contact us asking for information on plans for both Taleisin and Seraffyn.
Unfortunately Lyle passed away in July of 2002. But his plans are now handled by his daughter Linda and her husband Steve DeCoux. They have both study plans and full construction plans for five of his designs.

The plans are drawn for carvel construction. And though many of Lyle’s cutters were built using alternative methods (cold molded, etc.) the conversions were done by the builders.

There are drawings for a gaff rig design included with the 24’ and 30’ plans only.

Each set of plans consists of lines, table of offsets, construction drawings and rigs.  The plans for Lyle’s 30 foot cutter – includes over 17 sheets of drawings including one of the interior we have on Taleisin

Study plans are available for $15.00 including postage.

Construction plans, with the rights to build one boat are priced as follows

24 footer (Seraffyn)  -$775
26 footer                      775
30 footer (Taleisin)      875
32 footer                      875    
40 footer                      775

The bill of materials and specifications are not available for the 40 footer. There are complete construction drawings and line drawings which should be sufficient for an experienced boat builder.

Unfortunately, Linda and Steve can not provide technical assistance with these plans.

To order or for more information, leave a message at 1-714-680-0400
or write to:

Lyle Hess Designs
c/o Linda de Coux

P.O. box 2849
Fullerton, California 92837



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