22' plywood landing craft

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by cor, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. cor
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    cor Senior Member

    Here are a few photos of my recently completed boat. It is a 22' long "landing craft". I live in a remote part of Alaska and the boat is used for hauling supplies and basic transportation.

    It is built out of 1/2" AC plywood and 2x lumber yard material. It is all held together with epoxy and glass in typical stitch and glue fashion. It does not show in any of the photos, but the bottom has a shallow vee. The dead space between the vee bottom and the flat sole has transverse and longitudinal framing made form 2x stock on a 24" gird.

    The boat is powered by a 90 hp Honda outboard set up with tiller steering. The tiller is unusual on a motor that big, but it is the lightest, most simple system you can have. With a 2000 lb load the boat will run about 20 mph.
     

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  2. cor
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    cor Senior Member

    One more photo.
     

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  3. Landlubber
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    ...hey mate, great little work boat there, plywood is so easy to build with, it is a pity that more people do not use it , especially as you have.
     
  4. doyle007
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    doyle007 Squirrel's Dad

    cor, that's an awesome boat for what you need it for. nice job on the build. please post more pictures of the boat, especially with the killer backgrounds that you have there.

    by the way, when you say remote, how remote are we talking? you obviously have internet access, but the pictures don't show anything else around you. it's definitely a different world from what i'm used to.
     
  5. wardd
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    it's way not complicated enough
     
  6. Landlubber
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    ...yeah, good point wardd.....this is the 21 st century, how come it is so simple...concerns me now.......where is the GPS, radar, VHF, UHF, SSB, Echo sounder etc etc etc...how could you possibly ever cross a creek without all that ****.....
     
  7. BATAAN
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    Wow, fine boat. Hats off to designer builder as the best boat for the job and most bang for the buck. I have learned something here.
     
  8. Wavewacker
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    Well look what I found!

    Wonder if the OP is still around?

    Top photo on the right, blow it up and scan up, you can see the town along the shore!

    Now, how to put a small cabin back there...smaller outboard like a 20hp (?)
    A simple sail rig ? Would it need some outriggers? LOL
     
  9. cor
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  10. Wavewacker
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    LOL, I thought that was your post, but I didn't see your plywood LC, you sent me to some aluminum boats your brother-in-law (I think) builds. They were nice $$$

    What's the beam on yours and how tall are the sides?

    That looks like a great utility type boat, heavy and ready to work! If you are familiar with Bolgers long sharpies....wonder if they could get that bow?

    I've been flipping photos in the gallery as well and found some concept boats that could load from the bow or stern, just back up raise the motor (in a pod) and lower an aft ramp.

    I'm gonna have to pick something soon!
     
  11. cor
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  12. Wavewacker
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    Landlubber,you do have a point. Preping a boat and provisions can be expensive. I don't have any of those goddies and they usually come on an existing larger boat.

    Cor, got the basics, thanks, if you have any build pics I'd like to see them as well!

    I'm thinking I'd need about 7 X 15 for a cabin and another 3 for storage plus a cockpit and deck area, haven't seen anything like that yet...yet!
     
  13. BATAAN
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    NW coast landing craft, usually aluminum, often have a completely open deck and the house on stilts over the after part of the vessel. This means at least 35' LOA probably.
     
  14. Wavewacker
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    I'd take my car and my bikes! The other mentioned, I could take my truck, car, bikes, another boat and trailer. Probably get a travel trailer to stay in as well! :D

    Hoping to stay below 28, as big as I could possible go would be 32' That would be a big project. Ya know, a berth could be below a flat deck to roll on and off of, but I would think it would be better to keep the weight low. And then again, it wouldn't always be hauling something either! Hmmmm?
     

  15. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    A fine boat, your LC.
     
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