- Part I: Yankee
A short history of the J Boat Yankee, including several
photographs that have not been published for seventy years or so.
- Part II: Yankee Jr.
A description of John Black's Yankee J., including the reverse
engineering of the changes he made to produce a sailing model just three
- Part III: Yankee III
Detailed instructions on carving a hull from structural foam and
covering it with fiberglass. Two methods of hull construction are presented,
a traditional one in which the hull is built up in vertical layers, and
a newer one in which the hull is made from a sandwich of foam and thin
- The Radio Gear
Full instructions and diagrams for constructing the deck and assembly
and test of the radio gear.
- Making the Sails
Step-by step instructions for making the sails from uncoated rip-stop
- The Rig
The rig is made from arrow shafts and aluminum clamp-on fittings
that do not require accurate layout or drilling of holes.
- Final Steps
- Final trim and hull balance. First sail.
- Part IV: Appendices
- Appendix I: Why Did The J's Look So Much Alike?
The J Class Rating Rules, from the 1936 Original
- Appendix II: A Question of Balance
An explanation of how the free-sail design technique of static
hull balance works, and why it makes for such a sweet-sailing radio boat
- Appendix III: A Short Treatise on Ballast
An explanation of why I chose not to use lead for ballast.
- Appendix IV: Sailing Hints
- Appendix V: Glossary
- Appendix VI: Bill of Materials
- Appendix VII: A Note on Tools
- Appendix VIII: Whirlwind Jr.
- Appendix IX: Radio Wiring
- Appendix X: References
- Part V: Patterns