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A general outboard well is detailed with supports which will allow builders to easily modify it if using a short shaft motor or generally looking to change the aesthetics adding curves to the well area. This iconic racing boat was originally designed by George Crouch in 1924 and went on to win the 1924 and 1925 APBA Gold Cup.
It has been said that the 16 foot Gar Wood speedster is, pound for pound, the most valuable classic production speed boat in the world.
There are some 15 frames, 2 keels, twin hatch assembly, vertical cleats, gas tank fixing, drivers bench seat, breast hook, front and rear stems with knees etc. I'd like to build a small runabout for a lake that will have 20hp limit (currently 10hp, but that is expected to change).
Also, I'd like to be able to go out myself and have a little fun, and in the future maybe take a child or two. It would seem that the lengthened Glen-L Squirt and the Glen-L Flying saucer are good candidates, although ideally something in between would be nice. I'm a Naval Architect, and I have some resources available to me, so in truth I could design something myself if I had to.
What sort of conditions might you go out in, and what is the size and location of the lake?


Are you looking for a drop-dead beautiful runabout slathered with varnish, or something more comfy, workboat-like and functional?
It actually will plane your particular payload with as little as 4 hp, and will rip right along with a 9.9 horse. I suspect he's looking for more of the classic varnished runabout design, but the Rifleman sure is a sexy boat! Phil Bolger's Diablo--15' 6" by 5' wide, hp up to 25 or so but they plane easily with 10-15.
I had intended to just post a link but decided to try adding the img thingies to see if it worked.
If you like the Diablo here's my son-in-laws website with lots of pics and video of the boat he & I built a couple of years ago. To get WoodenBoat delivered to your door or computer, mobile device of choice, etc, click WB Subscriptions.
I would like to be able to take myself and an adult passenger (wife) out to watch the sailboat races, which means we need enough speed to get between the leeward mark and the weather mark (staying out of the race area) before the fleet does.
I am not aware of any plans in this size range that are not plywood, but I'll accept any suggestions at all. But small powerboats aren't really my area of expertise and it would seem that it would be better to at least *start* with a proven design. The lake has a 10hp limit, but legislation is working it's way through the system to raise it to 20hp and I expect it to pass by the time I complete the boat.


Plenty of space, plenty of speed, easy to build, good-looking, and the outboard is in a covered well so it's nice and quiet. Runabout seems to cover a lot of styles these days but for something that is stable and will still fly on demand, one of the smaller planing hulls would be great for such. Unlike most 14 footers, Banshee has 6 frames spaced at 2 feet and includes an optional bulkhead. The Squirt seems like it would be a bit tight for 2 people, and the FS seems like it might want a little more than 20hp, and certainly more than 10hp.
Its no monster, but she has all the qualities you would want in a small workboat with small horsepower and big boat seakeeping for its size.
It seems that as long as you aren't water-skiing or riding a jet-ski or disturbing the sailors and fishermen, nobody is really concerned either way. I think this fellow also posted some pictures of the boat getting along faster than this picture shows.



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