Beginner Looking For Boat Design Information

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by pirateroberts, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. pirateroberts
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    pirateroberts The Great Pirate Roberts

    Greetings,

    I am planning on building a partially RC and partially Robotic Fishing Boat approximately 4 to 5' in length. I am planning on making it a gas powered inboard, ocean ready capable of un-manned fishing. I have done many web searches and have just ordered several books on boat design theory.
    The hull will be made out of wood. I have several questions (I am sure the books I ordered may be able to answer some of these questions, but I don't feel like waiting :) ).

    1) What type of hull shape would you recommend? I was thinking of Cathedral or Deep-V.

    2) What type of wood would you recommend?

    3) Are there any good sites for beginner boat designers which include formulas?

    I appreciate any help I can get.
     
  2. atahawaii
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    atahawaii Naval Architect, P. E.

    What is the quantitiy and how big are the fish that you plan to catch with this thing? I highly recommend going through the process of filling out a set of Owner's Requirements to establish goals and better defining your project. For the moment a blank Owner's Requirements form is available free at www.hawaii-marine.com/templates. After doing this, start going through the design spiral process. A design spriral article is available free at http://www.newavesys.com/articles.htm. By this point you will know if you need outside help or not.
     
  3. pirateroberts
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    pirateroberts The Great Pirate Roberts

    I am planning on catching fluke, flounder, sea bass, small tuna's, and small blues.
    I appreciating the links you posted they look like a great start starting point.
     
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