Beyond the relative cost, an important question is, what do you like doing in your spare time?
To reasonably build a 30'er would mean a 45' - 50' long workshop with 14' or higher walls and sufficient heat so you can work in the winter, epoxy no likee cold weather.
This is my kryptonite and the only thing preventing a Bateau PG 25S from being built in my shop now. The big production companies have contracts with manufacturers of fiberglass, electronics, motors, paint, etc. I've done a lot of sanding and painting on my 17' wooden boat, and I can tell you that its not very pleasant to be up in the bow, on your back, with a sander blowing dust on your face. Location: 66A°N Carolina Flare I am looking for CAD files or drawings of a typical Carolina Sportfisher style boat featuring the beautiful Carolina Flare. Location: 66A°N Carolina Flare No it doesn?t neccesarily have to be in digital format.
You can also strip plank the side and glass with tri-ax if you don't want to double plank plywood.
As to the NA's and designer that offer plans, well this is a pretty simple thing, just start hitting sites and see what you find. All of the local Carolina sport fishermen are built in either cold molded plywood or strip, but mostly molded ply and I've never known an aluminum one. Location: Eustis, FL I've seen this hull form done in alloy, though most of the time a chine is used just below the flare, below which is a conventionally shaped hull, above are the rolled plates for the flare. Location: Oriental, NC I'm guessing what you refer to as a chine below the flare is the extension of the aft sheer line as a crease in the topsides.
Location: Eustis, FL Yeah, you've got it Tom, I too prefer the seamless flare, but it does make the proposition much easier on the builder.
This process, in my opinion, is so expensive that it would be preferable to bend the plates by either procedure. It's still possible to roll the forward plates, but you'll want a seriously skill set of fabricators. She is a proven hull form based on the Northumberland Strait commercial fishing boat form, round bilged so she has a more comfortable motion in a seaway than a hard-chine hull, does about twenty-five knots with twin 350's, and several of the commercial boats are doing well in your area (one in the Keys, two in South Carolina, and two in south New Jersey). If you are building a 25 foot boat you will be on it for two years or so unless you have a lot of spare time, or are single with no kids.
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Every frame has been redrawn from the original line drawings and table of offsets to reproduce the Flyer into an easily assembled boat. 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. 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. Whether you're researching a new boat, or are a seasoned Captain, you'll find The Hull Truth Boating & Fishing Message Forum contains a wealth of information from Boaters and Sportfishermen around the world. If you are retired or semi so and can put in 30 hours or more per week on it you would still likely need 2 years or more for a boat of this size. Location: Cathlamet, WA If you are intending to have your boat in service year round in Iceland and it is not a very large boat, I would suggest you reconsider having so much flare. However, the plan is to modify rather radically this hull design and having the opportunity to bypass the scanning process would be quite nice. Jerry Unless you have built a broken sheer s- frame boat, I am afraid you would be opening a can of worms with what you are talking about. Location: Milwaukee, WI To properly build a Carolina style boat in aluminum, you will have to shape each plate.
Location: Spain I doubt that bow forms of Caroline can be achieved with a metal hull, unless you arrange tools for bending plates and skilled personnel.
I am debating getting these plans and keeping the bottom and lower panels as stitch and glue and then cold moulding more of a flare higher up.
OBX Boatworks says that while it has yet to build a boat, it has actually been up and running for a year, designing and building the tooling for the 326XP, as the new boat is officially called. Though this may be an optical illusion, it also seems that there is a bit of a crease line where the slits are cut in the panels to create the flare.
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If you don't want to cold mold it, you can do what I did on the 28' and that is plywood bottom and strip planked sides, no frames, glassed inside and out.
And as for the look, I like the way Graham's boats look alot better than any of the designs I have seen for the homebuilder.
No prices given as of yet, but If you're interested you can give Flater a ring at 336-878-9490.
The first boat was built as a play boat and not really for fishing Graham took some of the tumblehome out and made her alittle wider across the stern, and he changed the stem profile slightly and made a slight change in the bottom. Make sure to explore our site to find the latest catalog, build the boat of your dreams, and find a Cruisers Yachts dealer near you!
Originally Posted by Capt Hugh Wilde Well look at the 28 design he did for me under the custom boats. Being a boatbuilder as well, Graham has figured out alot of things in the construction that saves time and work. It is the same boat and I have a thread on here with a bunch of pictures of her when we were building her. But I want to build a Carolina style boat and I have looked hard at the bateau design and I would like it to have more flare. Also as much as I love how fast they go together I am beginning to realize that most of the time and hard work begins with the fairing and drags on through the later stages with every deviation one makes from the plans!
Before you say no you might want to take a look at a 32-foot express coming out of OBX Boatworks, a new builder with big plans and an impressive pedigree. But the really interesting pedigree is found in the fact that the 326XP will be built in High Point, North Carolina, in the old Hatteras factory. Flater says he plans to also offer 29-, 26-, and 24-foot center console and express models.
Here are a couple of shots of the boat under construction, and as you can see, she's got that Carolina look, with lots of flare, a nice sheerline, and some tumblehome aft. An aluminum 32' Carolina skiff design will not be very common, so a custom or semi-custom design may be necessary, possibly a conversion from another material is possible. Location: KOREA Carolina flare hull I am looking for stock designs of carolina flare boat with coach house.

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