Home
Catalogue
Products
News & Articles
Straydog
Oughtred

 

Plans are in metric and Imperial.

In addition to the simple plate centreboards plans, full size template plans and instructions are included in all current models for optimum NACA Foil sections.
As far as is practical, and with suitable consents, we will endeavor to put plans purchasers in contact with other owners and builders of Norwalk Islands Sharpies in their areas.
All plans buyers will receive standard plans including updates in progress, and then will receive further material as the updates are completed. Clients who bought plans prior to Jan 1 05 may for an additional fee of Au$100 inc pack and post receive these updates and technical support.Plans purchase also includes the expectation that you may need to contact us for suggestion and advice.

  Products
   
  Builders Frame and Construction Kits    
     

Supplied to any stage of completeness.

Fully pre-cut building kits in premium materials for world wide delivery.
Ready cut construction Bote Cote Epoxy sealed and sanded bulkheads with framing timber attached and profiled, with all the materials needed to complete the hull, deck, cabin, fixtures and interior.

The Basic Kit, in pre-cut Gaboon Plywood, are now well proven and contains all major standard furniture items, elliptical portlight cut outs including bolt holes, revised instructions.

The Kit comes as a flat pack, on a pallet delivered to your door. It includes plans and instructions, and phone, email or fax backup, during building /and/ once launched.

Kit price includes self aligning building jig. Self aligning building jig is only available with precut kit. There are no plans available for the self aligning building jigs.

You Still Need To Get:

Plans/Royalty, Solid Timber, Bote Cote Epoxy Resin and Glass, Ballast, Sails and Spars, Running Rig, Tabernacles and Ballast Lead.

Buy   Freight to your door - POA.
Contact Us
 

Builders Frame
Super accurate super easily set up set up strongback system comes precut WITH your plywood kit. The time saving and accuracy of this alone makes the kit worthwhile!

   
  Dimensioned Plantation Hoop Pine Labeled Timber Packs
     

The packs now include a profiled (10mm radiused) edge on all of the cleat material, the inner keelson and the cabin carlins and cabin king plank.

As well, the exposed internal cabin timbers are species chosen for good color and figure for clear finish inside the cabin.

The kits are designed to include up to 10% in excess of requirement to allow for those rare misadventures.

Buy   Enquiries

Contact Us
 

     
  NACA Centreboard and Rudder Foils    
     

The standard plans call for a simple metal plate for the CB. Our foils significantly enhance windward performance. Stability is also enhanced by lead ballast tips.
Fitted Centreboard Cases can be made up to suit each board.

The tabernacles are also the perfect base for setting blocks to reroute lines back to the cockpit, (reef, vang, halyard, outhaul, lazy jack for example) to align with deck organisers on the cabin top. The mizzen tabernacle also makes a great base for the small stainless winch we use to raise the centreboard.

Appropriate clutches, deck organisers, cleats, winches, colored, cut lines and sheets for each boat available from NIS Boats.

Experienced Professional fitting of all deck hardware and masts can be arranged.

Buy   Enquiries

Contact Us
 

   
  Alloy and Carbon Masts    
     

Alloy Masts

NIS Free Standing Spun Tapered Alloy Masts which are very light weight, elegant masts with race winning credentials.
NIS 18 main and ketch mizzen alloy masts available in alloy only.

Carbon Masts

Around 45% of alloy or fiberglass weight means greater boat stiffness, aided by built in whip at top to carry sail longer, excellent sail shape and even easier mast raising.
All masts are provided bare ready for final fairing and painting, with cut outs ready for fitting the supplied halyard sheave, the faired halyard exit hole, the special light weight track and the special sika flex glue for fitting the track to the masts and fixing instructions.

All masts have (internal) halyard exits on the starboard side of the mast about 1800mm above deck level.

Masts price per set of Main and Mizzen (subject to change without notice).

If you require your masts to be fully finished and painted, you will need to add 10% to the listed price. This is to cover the labour and materials of fitting the suppied track sheaves, halyard saddles and fairing and painting the masts; and the additional costs in packaging the painted fully finished masts for transit.

- Deposit of 50% required on all orders. Delivery within Australia typically 4 weeks from order.

Buy   Freight to your door - POA.
Contact Us
 

     
  Pre-Loved Masts    
     

There is already and will likely continue to be a range of second hand ALLOY masts and booms coming as owners of existing boats retro fit CARBON. Contact NISBOATS for more info

    Enquiries

Contact Us
 

   
  Tabernacles    
     

For the NIS18, 23, 26 and 29. Makes mast raising and lowering so easy and quick.
Many sets now in use, well proven, elegant system. Complete easy mast raising and lowering from Cockpit!

All tabernacles come with boom gooseneck fittings, fulcrum and deck plates in place and instructions on set up and use. They are made over length and some basic deck plate below deck trimming may be required to suit individual boats.

The tabernacles are also the perfect base for setting blocks to reroute lines back to the cockpit, (reef, vang, halyard, outhaul, lazy jack for example) to align with deck organisers on the cabin top. The mizzen tabernacle also makes a great base for the small stainless winch we use to raise the centreboard.

Appropriate clutches, deck organisers, cleats, winches, colored, cut lines and sheets for each boat available from NIS Boats.

Experienced Professional fitting of all deck hardware and masts can be arranged.

Buy   Enquiries

Contact Us
 

   
  Alloy Booms    
     

Very light weight alloy with reefing and outhaul sheaves fitted.
May be supplied with all color OEDyeema¹ (spectra) coded lines in place in generous lengths to suit your boat.

Carbon Booms COMING SOON!

Buy   Enquiries

Contact Us
 

   
  Carbon Booms    
     

Very light weight alloy with reefing and outhaul sheaves fitted.
May be supplied with all color OEDyeema¹ (spectra) coded lines in place in generous lengths to suit your boat.

Carbon Booms COMING SOON!

Buy   Enquiries

Contact Us
 

     
  NIS Hydraulic Centre Board    
     

Lift Systems to suit each boat. Especially suited to lifting the optional NACA foils with heavier lead tips.

    Enquiries

Contact Us
 

 

   
  Sails    
     

nisboats.com has developed high performing, durable, custom racewinning NIS sails in Australia over the past seventeen years.
Many are exported to discerning overseas NIS builders.

Colours: White, Egyptian Cream and Tan.

Prices also include reefs, battens and track slugs

Buy   Enquiries

Contact Us
 

     
  Complete Running Rigging Kits    
     

Using Harken & Spinlock hardware & Dyeema¹ cordage . Includes stainless dome nuts, washers, bolts to suit.

Masts and boom additional fittings kits and arrangement drawings included.

    Enquiries

Contact Us
 

     
  Outboard Motors    
     

Brackets and motors available to suit all models.

    Enquiries

Contact Us
 

 

   
  NIS Trailers    
     

Hot dipped galvanised trailers with Custom rollers, lead on winches and braking systems to suit unique NIS hull shape. Subframes adjustable to fine tune towball loads.

Proven over 12 years and many thousands of kilometres. Special extra low trailers available for tricky storage situations.

    Enquiries

Contact Us
 

     
  Soft Furnishing Packs    
     

Bunk, cockpit and other cushions to suit your templates.
Companionway dodgers, sail covers and whole of boat covers.

    Enquiries

Contact Us
 

     
  Teak Products    
     

NIS Teak Hand Rails
Premade, Teak, elegant solution to the hand rail question

NIS Teak Gunwales
Premade and shaped with stepped scarfsin place.

NIS Teak Toe Rails
As for Gunwales.

Maintenance Products for Teak
Endeavour Oil and Primer is brilliant. Initially prime, then just feed the wood every now and again.

    Enquiries

Contact Us
 

   
  Hatches    
     

Bass Strait Proven!
Hatch System for Horizontal fixing.
We took a long time to find these hatches. They are designed to be strong enough for walking on, while at the same time they look very good, open and close very smoothly, and are absolutely waterproof, in our experience.

These tough NZ made hatches may be set on top of a cockpit seat, but this creates a 'lump' on the seat which can be annoying. We rebated ours into the horizontal surface of the cockpit seats to retain the smooth seat flow that we prefer, as in the picture here. If the rebate option is chosen, it's important to avoid pooling around the seal, that may be caused by the pooling effect of the all round rebate. We avoided this by having the front edge of the rebate set so that the lid is on the 'open' edge of the cockpit vertical face, which allows the otherwise pooled water to drain away, as in this picture.

Buy   Enquiries

Contact Us
 

We can provide our own templates and instructions for setting the hatches flush in your boat. if you require these templates please notify us by separate email when you order, and also advise the actual surface thickness that you intend to flush set the hatches in.

   
  Nav Lights    
     

Cat's Eye Nav Lights, like Charlie Fishers. Can be converted to LED. Inc pack and post

Flush-mount White Stern Light,
Like Charlie Fisher's. ready set up as low draw LED Inc Pack and Post.

Buy   Enquiries

Contact Us
 

   
  Model Kits    
     

Models a bit under 1M long (postage is MUCH cheaper than if we are 1m+!)  All Ply bits and Hoop pine cleats and stringers only.  A bonsai version of the real thing.

COMING SOON!
NIS 26, 31, 43 models and full size kits. Masts, Battened sails, radio control stuff.

Buy   Enquiries

Contact Us
 
   
 
Rob Butler's Laser Cut model NIS 23  Thanks, Rob!

 

 

   
  Japanese ZA 240 Backsaws    
     

The modern boatbuilder's secret weapon.

There are many versions of this saw.

After twenty five years we reckon that this is the one that hits the boat builder's sweet spot.
Open a hole in the middle of the ply sheet with this saw's round nose.
Cut gentle and very accurate curves into ply wood sheets.
Cut the plank rebates like a pro at the bow and stern of the clinker plywood Oughtred and other boats.
Look like a pro as you set up the chine log and sheer clamp rebates in the stems of your Sharpies and other boats.
Extremely handy for interior fit out work.
Leaves the conventional tenon saw literally in the dust.
The pull cut is SO much more natural to use.
Long lasting. We get about a year out of one blade, used daily in our shop.

 

Spare Blades Available

Buy   Enquiries

Contact Us
 

   
  T-Shirts    
     

Our Tees are famous for improving peoples social lives! They are proven conversation starters Fitted, all cotton, sewn panels mean dressier fit than cheaper 'tube' type tee shirts, so you look slimmer, younger, more attractive. And a bit adventurous. These tees last for years and years and....
All Shirts only - $30

 

NISBoats and OughtredBoats Shirts

Buy   Enquiries

Contact Us
 

 

 

 
Latest News

 
 

Electra

MissieLee

More News >>>