A couple of decades ago I first read Arthur Ransome's Racundra's First Cruise. A pleasant story of a cruise he, his lover, and the Ancient Mariner completed in 1921 in the Baltic Sea region. Another bit of good writing about small sailboat cruising for which the British seem to have a particular appreciation.
In that book there was a discussion of the boat he had had designed and built for himself, but not enough about it to satisfy me. I was pleasantly surprised though, to find the plans in appendices of a recently published book titled Racundra's Third Cruise. So, here are Recundra's drawings.
There's still enough time before spring for a little armchair sailing, no?
(by the way, this recent book is not really about sailing.....more about motoring up a small river, anchoring, and fishing)