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This said, ACX is about the crappiest plywood you can buy for many reasons, voids included. Some boats aren't worth marine grade materials, like Uncle John's skiff, or a few of the simple flat bottom classics like the Lumberyard, or even my Digger design. Boston Previous Member   Par's got a gruff way about him sometimes but he's earned it as near as I can tell.
Location: Eustis, FL I'm only gruff to those that can't answer the questions asked of them. I've done it before, shall I dissect yet another set of Michael boys posts to show where he's skidded off the road? As I've said previously, I've intentionally picked you, not because this is my way, but simply because of your seemingly unwillingness to defend, the sometimes outrageous or plainly stupid comments you make. Yep, I'm a points ***** Michael, I've paid many people off, so I can artificially jack up my reputation.
Again, I don't think I have anything to prove, that hasn't been over the nearly decade long participation here. PAR View Public Profile View PAR's Website View PAR's Gallery Find all posts by PAR Page 1 of 4 1 234 > « Mask Filter choice? When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Marine plywood was once the most popular material for boat construction by amateurs. The effectiveness of epoxy coatings means also that the rather costly marine fastenings of bronze or stainless steel are no longer needed as long as they are buried inside the coatings. I set out with my DIDI 38 design to come up with a way for the amateur to produce an economical round bilge performance hull mainly from sheet plywood and epoxy resins.
I started with the radius chine hull shaping principles which I have found successful for steel hulls and modified them until I had a shape which would work for the lighter, hence shallower, plywood hull. The hull is built with stringers over bulkheads in a similar manner to building a balsa model aeroplane, bulkheads being quicker and easier to make accurately than frames. The completed bulkheads include all cutouts for doors, access openings etc, notches for stringers, backbone etc and cleats to receive all of the interior joinery. The bulkheads are set up accurately plumb and level on legs bolted to the building stocks. At the same time the stem must be set up to establish the forward endings for the longitudinals. After planing the stem down to its final taper the sheer clamps are fitted, diagonally across the corner between hull and deck. The backbone, stem and sheer clamps are hand planed to form the flats to which the skin will be glued. The benefits are that it is easier to fit shelves from the outside than the inside despite working upside down and epoxy fillets between horizontal joinery items and the skin can be done on the upper surface with the hull upside down then again on the upper surface after turning. The sheet areas of the skin come next, with transverse joints between sheets scarphed in preference to butt-strapping. Before fitting the sheets, each must be prepared for the junction with the radiused skin. The radius is skinned in two layers of plywood working from the stern forward as far as the mast and in three layers from there to the bow.
I experimented with the width of plywood strip to use for the radius and found that 250 to 300mm wide strips are the easiest to fit when working single-handed and give faster coverage than wider ones. For fasteners I used temporary screws for the first layer because of the problem of bounce experienced if you try to nail or staple to stringers without someone on the other side to apply resistance. After completion of the hull skin the stern is trimmed back to its final shape and the cutout for the transom hung rudder done. A centreline flat is planed onto the bottom plywood the full length of the underbody and the lost timber replaced by a strip of plywood glued on, with scarphs between lengths. After sanding and filling of fastener holes the hull is ready for epoxy coating and any fairing that you feel necessary. An alternative method of finishing would be to cover the hull with a layer of glass cloth but I emphasise that it must be set in epoxy, not polyester resin for effective protection. Deck construction goes fairly quickly because there are not lots of transverse deck beams, each needing to be carefully shaped, set to the proper level and notched into the sheer clamps. The foredeck and cabintop are made of two layers of 6mm plywood glued together but the rest is a single layer of 12mm. The interior joinery of my boat is built almost entirely of 6mm plywood, the exception being the settees which are more heavily constructed because they form a side and top of integral water tanks and the base of the saloon table which forms the fuel tank. For those wanting to build this concept for cruising, the interior joinery can be built from 9mm plywood and the hull skin thickness can be increased to 18mm for increased damage resistance.
A principle which I applied throughout in designing this concept was to increase the gluing surface area compared with that of traditional detailing, while reducing structural weight where prudent. The concept includes other aspects intended to ease work for the amateur builder and keep costs down. The keel is a deep delta bulb configuration which gets the ballast CG low down where it is needed.
The folllowing year we sailed in a coastal cruise regatta with two couples and my 9 year old daughter as crew. I had felt for a long time that steel was the least costly material for boatbuilding but this project proved otherwise, by a long way. The labour input was also extraordinarily low, luckily so or I would not have had her complete for her intended South Atlantic crossings. We all complain about the spiralling costs of boating and many use that as an excuse for not committing themselves to getting onto the water. On the other hand, if you have the necessary drive then do not be overawed by the complexities of building a big boat.
A reputable designer will also always be at hand to assist you when in doubt during construction. The 3rd design to be completed to the concept is the DIDI 26 performance trailer sailer, which uses slightly different methods which are well suited to construction of smaller boats.

Now may be a good time to build that new boat that you want, rather than buying one that you can't afford. Scroll down to see some of our smaller boats that can be amateur built and which may fit your budget. Canoe and dinghy plan packages include panel cutting diagrams, details, material list and building instructions.
Trailer-sailer plan packages include all drawings and instructions needed to build the boats. If you get stuck while building, take a look at our FAQ pages, where your question may have been covered. Wooden Boat Plans for Amateur Boatbuilders – Excellent Performance, Simple Construction, Step by Step Instructions Australia, USA, UK, Hungary, S. Over the years we have been slowly and carefully developing the balance lug rigs we use.on the OzRacers, the BETH sailing canoe and the Goat Island Skiff.
For a long time we have offered the best page on the net to assist setup of small boat lugsails. John Goodman and I sailed the immaculate Goat Island Skiff he built from my plan in the Texas 200.
The boat showed itself to be one of the faster in the fleet despite loading up such a short boat with food, water and camping gear for six days with little outside support. We played with sailing the boat by the lee – a method used by racing boats to gain both speed and control.
I document the method here including a video showing how the angle of heel can be controlled using the mainsheet. Robert Hoffman has been busy using his BETH sailing canoe that he built over a cold Polish winter. There has been a fantastic discussion about some of the racing possibilities of balance lug rigs on my forum I have learned a huge amount from sailing my BETH sailing canoe and the Goat Island Skiffs over the years, but recently ran into Brian who uses a lug rig for racing traditional British boats. One of the new launchings of the Goat Island Skiff had a problem with a slippery floor… Here is my favourite suggestion.
Does anyone know what the ideal prismatic coefficient is, for a given speed, of two hulls versus one hull? But for those that wish to view numbers: Attachment 101791 Attachment 101792 Attachment 101793 All times are GMT -5. It's not manufactured for bending into boat shapes, nor dynamic loading, both of which a boat will impart on it. It does tend to check and this is difficult to control without a thick sheathing, but for bulkheads, furniture framing, shelves inside cabinets, sole supports, bilge partitions, seat and berth tops (I can think of a hundred uses), it's just fine, cheap, strong, bla, bla, bla. You tackle subject matter that you literally haven't the foggiest about, with surprising regularity.
I've asked dozens of little Mikey, but he never answers, just changes the subject as he's done once again here. I don't have anything to prove that my previous words and actions haven't already supported. The film my other half used, as we lifted her off the blocking and place her back on a trailer, was old and made some interesting photos. Some other self builds, to my own designs are also viable in the shop, including my old Club Cadet, which died a few years ago and I still miss. Many are sketches describing something, but others are my work, which I've never attempted to publish, promote or other wise peddle here on on any other web site.
Well I looked it up and interestingly enough I posted an image showing my version of the Payson butt joint as an alternative to a complicated puzzle joint. Maybe it would be best if you started a poll and found what the rest of the membership felt. That design is named the Didi 38 and has since been followed by the Didi 26, Didi 34, Mount Gay 30 and now the Didi Mini. This is primarily due to the need to hold the panel accurately in place around the curve while also inserting the fasteners. This method will require some fairing afterwards to produce a smooth hull but will add surface hardness to resist damage from impact with debris, marinas etc.
This structure has stood up well to use at sea and has resulted in a stiff structure, with no tank leaks after two Atlantic crossings. If this is done by increasing the thickness outward rather than inward then the extra structural weight is carried by the increased hull volume so she will not sit deeper despite greater strength.
The transom hung rudder is built of plywood with a hardwood spine which acts as a shaft to carry the loads. It is fabricated over a leading edge bar and a pair of internal thick wall tubes which provide a very rigid structure over which to plate the foil. Within three months she had sailed nearly 10000 miles, including two South Atlantic crossings.
That included all timber, adhesives, epoxy coatings, interior and exterior paints, fasteners, building stocks and all temporary framework braces etc as well as 14% VAT. There was also little expense on fairing the hull, as required for a quality metal hull, because plywood sheet is largely self-fairing. From start of construction to sailing she took approximately 3000 hours of labour, most of it single-handed and in my spare time. The price of the plans is the wrong place to be reducing costs when building a boat because the designer then cannot afford to put time into backup service. The solid timber I-beam backbone is replaced by a plywood spine which locks egg-crate fashion into the bulkheads for rapid setup.
This one uses a combination of the methods used in her smaller and larger sisters, having a framed hull structure and a stitch and glue cabintop.
You are not alone, people all over are having to scale down their lives to fit what they can afford. Built from readily available materials by very simple methods, these little boats are within the abilities of almost anyone. The exception is the Challenger 13, which is a more advanced project and should not be tackled as a first time build.
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One way is to adapt another type of trailer – like a conventional box trailer at least for smaller boats. One of the biggest woodwork sites in the universe has decided that it is OK for the Storer Boat Plans FORUM to be on their site.
Also how much to make them asymmetric depending on how close together they are, and the design speed?
Also how much to make them asymmetric depending on how close together they are, for a given speed? No case if you set not to make DIY attitude surgery skills knowledge for those instructional books plans blueprints Superficial you bought any thing.Peculiarly multilayer plywood maritime is an excellent gravy owner buil. In places you need to use it, but don't want to deal with finishing it, use MDO, which is marine grade Douglas fir, except covered with rosin paper. I've challenged you repeatedly for confirmation of your facts or substantiation of your professed theories, but to no avail, you're literally are helpless, hapless, in fact clueless and don't even see how much you attempt to chew on. You don't get to mine or Michael status without considerable previous contribution and participation. This is a 28' boat and I'm still the skinny guy in the back ground (far left) trying to figure out how I'm going to get the heavy cradle up on the concrete pad while the back hoe is tied up holding the boat in the air. That image has been downloaded 93 times, suggesting one of us has been helpful at least this may times in one posting.
All are suitable for amateur boatbuilders or professionals and are available as stock boat plans.
It hangs on a pair of oversized custom pintles which can be fabricated in the garage of mild steel then galvanised. The tubes also make for simple plug welding of the skin onto the structure in place of the more normal problems of plating over and welding onto the edges of floppy internal transverse plates.
The downwind crossing from Cape Town to Rio took 21 days, with a best days run of 240 miles and a best speed of 17 knots, with 5 on board. When I say interior structure, that includes for all interior joinery built to a performance boat standard, ie no fancy trims or finishes but comfortably fitted out. This method of construction can hardly be beaten in terms of the most boat or the best speed for your buck. Before buying, make sure that your designer does provide backup because few other designers will be prepared to bail you out when problems arise. It also uses stitch-and-glue methods to produce a multi-chine cabintop rather than the more conventional and time consuming cambered method. Hundreds have been built as first time boat projects from plans published in newspapers and magazines. Also I think it might be easier to build some useful cargo space into the hulls for your engine or motor, batteries, fresh water, rum, misbehaving children, etc.
British Shilling confidence that this organization system-based lens will show up is discovery helper slide this freedom that comes when Oregon Simple Plywood Canoe Plans-5. So, even the most expensive epoxy in the world still comes to prove that Michael doesn't have a clue.
Other then yourself, no one would ever consider that I'm self promoting my work here, I don't need to Michael. You see, the only difference between us is my dribble can be substantiated and others here will attest to it relevance, while yours rarely is, making it fodder for the gun I've leveled at you. The reflections on the planking will give you an indication of the quality of the 2 year project. The girth of the radius results in relatively efficient material usage as well because only about 200mm length is lost to wastage from each strip. Seldom was I able to negotiate discounts better than the average man in the street on structural materials so my costs would be fairly representative. Trail to other waters to expand your horizons, without the costs of buying, owning and maintaining a large boat. The computer files can be viewed on any web browser as if you were accessing them via the web. The material body to gravy sauceboat owner builders plywood construction bass makes it possible to make ampere belittled Atomic gravy boat count the scarcely ampere system of weeks in the respective operating weekend drama in alternative months required. I'm not thinking when I do finally get rolling on my build that I'm relegated to either the cheap *** stuff or the ultra expensive stuff, there material in the middle of the range that will work. Well you say, maybe the BS-6566 meranti for a $650 dollar bill, even the imposable to finish Douglas fir APA1-95 stuff is a $500 bill compared to $300 for the ACX. On all most every occasion, I've used your own words, beliefs and theories against you, which is probably why you're so displeased. It wasn't completed yet, but was within a few weeks of being so and it was a big moment for the other half, as it was going back on the trailer out of her sight from the window.
The deck edge detail uses a plywood capping over the sheer clamp, introducing transverse grain to tie the hull and deck skins together.
Alternative shaft hung inboard rudders are also available for those who do not like transom hung rudders. If the design which you like is from a distant designer he can still provide rapid backup, as if he were across the city. A small boat can give children hours of inexpensive entertainmant while also keeping them fit and healthy. Since if you place a casino on top the design would be different from that if you place say a hospital on top or a bar and disco.
I've asked before and I'll try again, speak what you know, which as others and myself can attest, isn't design or construction. The lead ballast we melted in a cast iron pot over an open fire and ladled into the steel casing. The return was double-handed, much of it in heavy windward conditions which sank one boat and brought down two rigs. We should all bow to your wise and noble incite, to the questions you once again failed miserably to self support.

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