How to Build a Dreadnought 32

I have just added a new page to the site with the original instructions that the factory included with the Dreadnought 32 hull.    It runs to all of 11 pages, and is an interesting read, not only as far as the techniques involved, but also as an example of late 1970’s homegrown technical writing.

Idle Queen was finished by Harry Heckel, Jr. from a bare hull and deck, which he bought pre-joined from the factory.  It took Harry 9 months to go from a newly-delivered hull to launching.

The new page is here.


2 thoughts on “How to Build a Dreadnought 32

  1. Not so much a comment as a question: May I have permission to copy, and post if it ever come to that, but not sell in any way, shape, manner, or form, the eleven pages of How to Build a Dreadnought 32? I am a collector of Dreadnought 32 data and information, although I do not and never have owned one. Thank you, Brian Aherne

    1. Hi Brian- You may copy (but not sell) these pages. I posted them for people who are interested in info about the Dreadnought 32, like yourself, so enjoy. If you decide to repost them, please note that you found the original images here at

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