Waller TS 540 by Mike Waller Yacht Design

17 ft multichine plywood version of the TS 5.4 trailer yacht


Length overall17' 7"5.36 m
Waterline length16' 5"5 m
Beam7' 7"2.3 m
Draft3' 9"1.15 m
Draft (cb up)10"0.26 m
Berths2
Weight904 lbs410 kg
Ballast weight198 lbs90 kg
Displacement1279 lbs580 kg
Sail area197 sq. ft.18.28 m2
Hull construction Plywood
Gallery 12 photos and 3 videos
See also Waller TS 5.4Waller TS 7.0
compare

URL: http://wallerdesign.com.au/ts540.html

Description:

The WALLER TS 540 evolved from one of our earlier designs, the TS 5.4. The object was to create a boat which shared the easy to build and fun to sail concept of the TS 5.4, and which possessed the same excellent sailing and handling characteristics, but which could be built in sheet plywood / epoxy.

Like the TS 5.4 the Waller TS 540 is designed for 2 people and is ideal for a couple or parent and child (More can be carried for day sailing). The small cabin contains overnight accommodation with 2 berths in the traditional 'V' berth arrangement. Removeable panels allow these berths to convert to a comfortable sitting area.

Construction is marine plywood using the timber / epoxy construction technique, and the boat has been specifically designed to be built without the need for a strong back or expensive throw away moulds. The hull is constructed around a framework of it's own bulkheads and a central spine incorporating the centreboard case. The boat is easily constructed and rigged, and can be entirely home built except for fittings and sails. Fittings are kept to a minimum, utilizing 'off the shelf ' items. Mast and boom can be home built from raw sections using stock marine fittings.

The sail plan allows for a standard spinnaker arrangement or an asymetrical kite set from a bow pole. This boat is extremely stable, and features a heavily ballasted pivoting centreboard. In it's designed environment of sheltered and semi sheltered waters it is an ideal step up for dingy sailors, or for older sailors who want something smaller. Performance wise, this yacht is comparable to it's close sibling, the TS 5.4 which has proven highly competitive in club racing.

Waller TS 540

Deck and interior layout
Deck and interior layout

Photo gallery

Second hand sails
Second hand sails

Waller TS 540 sailing
Waller TS 540 sailing

Motoring
Motoring

At the dock
At the dock

At the beach
At the beach

On the trailer
On the trailer

On the trailer
On the trailer

Waller TS 540 ready to launch
Waller TS 540 ready to launch

Cockpit
Cockpit

Waller TS 540 interior
Waller TS 540 interior

Cushions arranged for sleeping
Cushions arranged for sleeping

Interior looking aft
Interior looking aft

Video gallery

Rob's Waller TS540 launch
Rob's Waller TS540 launch
Sailing Lake Victoria 2010
Sailing Lake Victoria 2010
Heading back to Paynesville. A fantastic, fast sail.
Cruisy sail on Corio Bay
Cruisy sail on Corio Bay
Sailing Waller TS 540 with a dog aboard.

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Waller TS 5.4 Waller TS 5.4 by Mike Waller Yacht Design
17 ft fast trailer yacht in moulded timber or strip plank WRC
17' 7"
5.36 m
7' 7"
2.3 m
197 sq. ft.
18.28 m2
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Waller TS 7.0 Waller TS 7.0 by Mike Waller Yacht Design
23 ft fast trailer yacht in WRC strip plank and plywood
22' 10"
6.96 m
7' 10"
2.39 m
276 sq. ft.
25.65 m2
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