Aluminum 3dm planning hull for sale?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by MBMarine, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. MBMarine
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    MBMarine Junior Member


    I am trying to learn Rhino for the purpose of designing floating vessels on a hobby basis. I have some experience with 3.0 designing a wheel house (I currently run V. 5.0), but I fully realize my inadequacy in this matter (especially when it comes to hull hydrostatics and stability) and I know there is a reason people go to school for years to learn this.@

    Due to the kind nature of this forum I have yet to be given the "speech". No need for one - I know.... I make my living as an offshore helicopter pilot intending to continue to do so, but at the age of 35 I am eager to dip into new/old passions and learn new stuff, but I won't build a boat without the proper prior preparations. One shall not ignore the 7 P's (Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance).

    My plan is to put my design into a boat within 24 months. I know how to MIG and TIG weld aluminum, but I realize this project won't happen without help from professionals. At least not successfully.

    I like the process of designing and my personal opinion is that there is a lot of "cardboard"-like designed aluminum boats floating around serving their purpose just perfectly, but nevertheless, not very pleasing to the eye. To the best of my knowledge they won't be very suitable to my local conditions or needs either. I may be very wrong though. I stant to be corrected and realize that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and depends on where you grew up and what boats you are used to looking at. (Sorry, but not too keen on the NW-US Alu designs with a few exceptions).

    Without going further into detail, what I am looking for is a planning (borderline semi planning) hull that can be imported into Rhino for me to make a basic (visual) design on. I would be more than happy to pay a reasonable amount of money for it so PM me if you are willing to help me out for compensation.

    I live in northern Norway and in my neck of the woods we have 300 days a year with rough seas. My needs are based on conditions worse than a 27' hull can comfortably handle at 20 kts cruising speed, but I would like to get as close as I can with a centrally positioned walk around wheel house. A comfortable ride and seaworthiness is much more important than top speed. A max of 30 ++ is more than sufficient with a single 250-300 hp power plant. After a lot of thinking pros and cons I have settled with propulsion being a single outboard. We don't commonly run doubles here as we have ridiculous taxes for HP.

    -A mix of a hull something similar to to Paragon 25 (fiberglass) ( or this ( or something to the Anytec models in the 840 range ( (

    Looking forward to hear from you.
  2. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

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