About a year and a half ago I completed my Black Arrow Runabout, and while it's been a blast, I am already considering doing another build, but...
Cruiser racer concept, by SVDesign
Another view showing some of the damage that had to be repaired after an inconvenient rain storm.
All sealed up! The bottom, sides, bow and transom are all sealed together externally. If I put her in the water right now, she'd float. Well,...
After installation of the port chine.
The bottom is made of tiled pizza boxes. One of them ended up with the label side out, which you can see in this picture.
I was annoyed at...
Here you can see some of the markings that make it obvious she's made of cardboard.
The hull goes &quot;3-D!&quot;
Here, the first bottom cross-brace is in place. The second one is sitting inside the boat, waiting to be installed.
Once again, gravity scores an Assist for helping to clamp on the bow.
The transom connected to both sides.
This picture shows the edge of my bow. You can see how it has six layers of corrugated cardboard.
This second picture shows the four side panels prior to lamination.
This first picture shows my PD Racer in her humble beginnings as a cardboard box.
The new Aquila RP 45 is the most recent design from Reichel Pugh that offers a fast, fun, and competitive inshore and offshore racer cruiser. She...