Anyone heard of Selway Fisher?

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  1. stonedpirate
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    stonedpirate Senior Member

    Hello,

    Was searching google for some professional plans similar to a boat i would like to design just to see how the experts do it.

    I found a boat by selway fisher but am unsure if they are trustworthy or not.

    Seems to be a lot of amateur designers selling plans on the net.

    Their website is here: http://www.selway-fisher.com/PCup16.htm

    Cheers
     
  2. boat fan
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    boat fan Senior Member

    S.F...... Been around a LONG time.

    Lots of boats built.Good rep.
     
  3. stonedpirate
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    Cool.

    Cant believe they have an 8' offshore crusier :p

    What are the odds :)
     
  4. troy2000
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    Selway-Fisher is Paul Fisher, an English designer. He seems to be legit; Duckworks Magazine offers his plans in the US.
     
  5. Tiny Turnip
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    Paul Fisher is a naval architect, been designing 30 odd years.
     
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    [​IMG]This One ?
     
  7. stonedpirate
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    Thats the one.

    Would use the marconi rig though, junk sails dont do it for me.
     
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    Now , wasn`t that easier than stuffing about trying to do your own ? :D

    BTW looks like 9 mm for the hull plating....should feel like a solid sucker at 8ft long.....
     
  9. stonedpirate
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    Gotta love the internet :)

    I asked him a few questions about it.

    If it holds enough fresh water i'll build it.

    Length overall seems to be bigger than 8', hopefull no more than 9 1/2.

    I think it uses multiple layers of 6mm.
     
  10. wardd
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    one can never have a boat small enough

    how many crew will it require?
     
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    8 ft long and 50% ballast ratio....


    Your`e right 6 mm hull skin...easy bending ...;)
    50 % ballast ratio ....8 ft on/over deck....just those numbers make me want to heave ...you will be hungry all the time ....:D
     
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    To Stoned Pirate

    why on earth would you want to build such a small yucky boat. It is totally awful and impractical. I am sure you could find a second hand 16ft keel yacht for almost nothing, and convert it to a microcruiser.

    This 8ft boat stuff is pure nonsense

    by the way, where in Australia are you, I am in Newport, Melbourne

    n peter evans
     

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    It has been asked before peter....:D:D:D

    His mind seems made up ...........:D:D:D

    Agreed about " The boat"............:D:D:D
     
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