"Instant Digital Downloads" are plan files, drawings and text, that you can view and print. They are available immediately after your online payment is processed. Our online shopping cart will redirect you to a download link. You will also receive an email with a link to a backup download location.
Once downloaded on your computer, you can open the file, look at your plans and print them. You can zoom in on details, print all or parts of each drawing. If you want large size plans like, for example A1 or D size (24 by 36” approximately), you can bring your files to a local blueprint shop. Some accept files by email and deliver them. In the US, you can upload your files to Staples, Kinko, Fedex and UPS stores (for example) and order printed copies in the size of your choice. Those copies can be mailed to you.
Depending on the plans, the files will be PDF or image files like GIF, TIFF etc. The most recent plans or updated ones use the PDF format.
All the files in our "Instant Digital Downloads" are compatible with all versions of Windows or Linux. 99% of computers are set up to open the files directly. If necessary, software to open those files is available for free: Adobe Acrobat, Paint.net, Gimp etc. Test the system by downloading free sample files from bateau.com. Those files are available in the free plans section. If you need help, visit our forum at bateau2.com.
Some plans (not all) include full size patterns. Those are either in PDF or DXF format. They can be printed to full size as described above: blueprint shop, Staples, Kinko etc.
If you can't have your files printed locally, printed plans are still available even if you don't see them listed. Bateau.com or the designer will print them for you. Printed plans cost more: printing cost, packaging and shipping. For the MGYD plans (Jacques Mertens designs), that option will be listed with the price. We ship printed plans within one business day. For the Woods designs, email please. The cost of the printed plans varies with the number of sheets and size. Some plans cost 50% more printed. Many plan sets are blue print style copies of hand drafted drawings. Those are printed in the UK and shipped from there. Expect to wait about 4 weeks for delivery.
The downloaded files are protected by copyright law. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this material, or any portion of it, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and we will prosecute to the maximum extent possible under the law. When purchasing the "plans", you pay for a building license for one boat. The designer owns the copyright and your copy can not be duplicated or traded. The license agreement is made with the original purchaser only. This applies to the Digital Downloads and the paper copies. It means that you can not copy those plans in any format, computer files or printed copies. You can not post any part of plans on the Internet. If you decide to build a second boat, you must pay for an additional license. Contact us for the professional use of the plans: we can help you with a set up for production if interested. We like to know who is able to build our designs professionally. We receive frequent requests for partial or completely finished boats.
DRAWING FILES, DESIGN AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES AS TO PERFORMANCE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. BECAUSE OF THE VARIOUS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS INTO WHICH THE PACKAGE MAY BE USED, NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS OFFERED. THE USER MUST ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF USING THIS DOWNLOAD PRODUCT.
IN NO CASE SHALL THE DESIGNER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR THE INABILITY TO USE EQUIPMENT OR ACCESS DATA, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED UPON A BREACH OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. THIS IS TRUE EVEN IF WOODS DESIGNS IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.Please Note: Download orders are final and not refundable. There is NO REFUND if the item is received by a successful download. So please ensure that you are purchasing the correct file(s) before ordering!!
If the customer is unable to successfully complete a delivery to a computer AND Applies within THREE (3) calendar days of the initiation of the transaction a full refund of the purchase price may be credited to the users account. However if the compressed file appears to be defective, we will replace it with a file of the same title once we determine that the file was in fact defective, or at our discretion, send the paper plan equivalents at no extra charge.
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All our plans and kits come with full technical support. Ask questions on our support web site bateau2.com.
Designers and fellow builders will respond immediately. At the same site, you will find hundreds of pages of tutorials, plans updates, a forum to share ideas about our boats and thousands of pictures - see completed boats and many of the building steps done by builders like you.
All of the supplies required to build our boats are available at BoatBuilderCentral.com. Epoxy resins, fiberglass, marine plywood, foam, paint and hardware will be delivered to your door at a lower price than local stores.