All I know is I want one

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by tate, May 12, 2010.

  1. tate
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    tate Junior Member

    I AM going to build a boat in the near future. I've been around boats all of my life and I am a fairly accomplished furniture builder. What I want to build is an all wood center console (outboard) 21-23 ft. Can anyone give me any advice? I don't even know the terminology. WHERE DO I START?? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. mark775

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    Are you going to beach it?
    What are you going to use it for?
     
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    I'm gonna use it for cruising the lake to get compliments! LOL! Yes, I will beach it from time to time but mostly it'll be for dock hopping. I appreciate the reply. Does beaching make a difference? I'm clueless.
     
  5. tate
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    That is great info. It's very close to what I'm looking for. Thanks a lot.
     
  6. rasorinc
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    I'M BUILDING THIS STRECHED to 28'-6". they have many plans here and been around 55 years. Great forum for help and talking to otheres who have built the same boat you choose. All designed by Naval Architecs. Bif site to explore.
    https://www.boatdesigns.com/products.asp?dept=735
     
  7. tate
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    tate Junior Member

    WOW. Those in the Vol Navy will surely be impressed.
     
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    Tate,
    Check out the Atkin site. atkinboatplans.com
    See Russell R and Little Effort.

    Easy Rider
     
  9. tom28571
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    No one has asked so far, so I will. How did you decide that 21 or 22 feet is what you need for a boat to run about the lake in? Many, if not most, will assume that an open skiff that large is meant to go into big water and will be a deep V hull. Most boats and especially deep V's that big will need a big engine using lots of fuel to zip around in. If you drop down in size a bit, the options in available designs multiply and 17 or 18 feet may still be plenty big enough for what you want.
     

  10. tate
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    tate Junior Member

    Tom. That's a good question. The lake where I spend my time is where the Gulf of Mexico links to the river system in the southeasten US. It is 43,000 acres, has the largest concentration of marinas between the Great Lakes and the Gulf and has 60-100 ft. yaghts all over it. It's not a strech to say that it's as rough as the ocean on any given weekend of the summer. I've got a 20' Correct Craft Martinique that sometimes I won't even take out. We have friends that live 20 mi. up the lake (river) that have a fireworks display every 4th of July. It would be really neat to take a good looking, 22', homebuilt, deep V to their party.
     
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