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Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by midiman, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. midiman
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    midiman Junior Member

    Landlubber you are funny. If I bring home an other rotten 1930s "sinking investment"... even my cat is going divorce me. But: if I can build a nice design from scratch for the entire family.... I might survive that.

    So how about I take some suggestions on designs. I was thinking maybe cold molding...? The boat should be day sailor. Somewhere between 16 and ?? feet... I would prefer a keel with ballast for stability. The rigging: the simpler the better. Hold 4 people...
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Designing is a fair cry different then restoring an old war horse, though you'll find new construction more rewarding then trying to make old wood look new again.

    If you have a good understanding of the principles, concepts and engineering involved then go for it. If not, you're much better off finding a set of plans that have a hull that suits you, then converting it's topsides and interior to accommodate you. It'll look custom, but perform predictably.

  3. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    My old business was in restoration, it is certainly harder to restore than build a new one, i can guarantee that.

    Building new is child play by comparison.....also I never quoted work, how long is a string.....

    Well there were 6 times out of over 800, they were worked out, and simply doubled, still got the job (and the money), but preferred to be honest and do and charge.
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