Buccaneer 24, Buccaneer 28 and now Buccaneer 33 plans are also now to be available.

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by outside the box, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. bruceb
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    More 33 details

    Hi, sorry I haven't been posting, but I have been "playing" with my new toy, and it is too much fun. :)
    I am still getting the 33 tuned, the rigging stretched and set, and various parts installed and working, so most of my extra time has been spent on the boat. I wanted to actually sail the 33 before I mounted deck hardware, so I am still drilling holes in my "new" boat, but she sails very well. I have been out in drifter light air and 25+ kts and it handles well in about anything. I haven't raced yet, but I will soon.
    I have new tramps ordered, and most all of the interior parts made (galley storage and such), but I am still running some wiring and plumbing so they are still at home. I raised the seating, made the seats wider, and allowed for more storage underneath with access from the seat fronts to plastic storage bins. Most parts are made of foam cored panels and the whole interior is quite light. The boat floats higher than it used to, even with it in fresh water.
    My 15hp outboard is now mounted on starboard to help balance the interior parts and I installed a removable steering link to the tiller which really helps with low speed control. It is still about like driving a tennis court, but at least I can now aim it ;)
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  2. Marmoset
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    looks terrific! glad you get to have fun with it now after all the hard work! What is the height in the cabin?


    Barry
     
  3. bruceb
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    Stand up!

    Thanks Barry,
    It is going to be a lot of fun finally getting some use out of it. It is fast enough though that my lake is seeming very small, and it will nice in a year or so to take it to the coast.
    The cabin has "about" 6' height- more at the back, a little less forward. I replaced the cabin sole and set the height as a compromise between headroom and walking (foot) space. Two people can pass without tripping each other so I am happy with my choices. My taller friends say it is good compared to many other boats around the same size. I am 5'8'', so it is very comfortable for me:) The passage forward and headroom there is tight and restrictive for anyone over 5'2", and big butts just don't fit;)
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  4. Marmoset
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    plenty enough room! sounds great.


    Barry
     
  5. cavalier mk2
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    Looks great Bruce, have fun tuning up this spring!

    I agree on raised seating, it's nice to look outside the windows and there is room for stowage.
     
  6. santacruz58
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    She looks lovely bruceb. Thanks for the pictures.
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  7. Marmoset
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    yeah that raised seating really works! so looking at pics, and seeing its a foam boat, whats the construction of the hull in relation to bulkheads? I.E was inner hull glassed then there installed with stringers, or were they attached then all was glassed over? And i assuming frames and stringers are wood?

    Barry
     
  8. redreuben
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    Buccaneer 40.
    It would appear I have found a set of Buccaneer 40 plans, I have no idea of the condition but I believe they are complete, not sure about materials lists or instructions, all will be revealed when the package arrives.
    I'll have them scanned and put them on media fire with the 28 plans so anyone can download them. Cross fingers. :)
     
  9. bruceb
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    Big Buc

    That is great Reuben!
    I hope they are reasonably complete. I was able to get about half a set of plans for the 33, but even they have been very helpful and I wish I could have found them sooner.
    Barry, All the interior bulkheads/frames are in the same locations as an all wood boat, made of mostly 1/2" ply, and faired and glassed to the inside of the hull after the inside glass was laid up. (As near as I can tell). There are "keel" and "rail" wooden stringers also that were installed in the hull as it was originally laid made of some very durable reddish wood. The ply frames had issues and I have removed some of them and replaced them with pre-formed foam and glass panels. My boat and several others were built over a male mold by first attaching vertical strips of Airex and glassing over and hand fairing the outside, then the shell was removed and the inner hull was glassed and interior bulkheads and furniture added- and then the ply decks and upper parts of the boat were installed. (I think :)) Overall, the construction is very sound, but the ply that was used in many different boats, including several Bucs and production glass boats I have inspected, does not stand water very well, so bilges and float bulkheads have usually fallen apart after some years of typical boat use. The glassed over ply decks, as long as they have been kept sealed, are in much better condition than many cored boats of the same era, and even if they have a problem, ply is much easier to repair or replace than a cored glass deck that has failed. Our marinas here are full of production boats from the 70s-80s with soft decks that would cost more to repair than the boats are worth. :(
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  10. Marmoset
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    gotcha! sounds like a nice built boat to me! no wonder its light and right.

    and good on ya Rueben! curious to see kinda shape there in.

    Barry
     
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  12. Marmoset
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    very cool! your the man! will looked over.


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  13. bruceb
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    Nice!

    Thanks Reuben :)
    I will spend some time with those plans.
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    Corley epoxy coated

    Cool, thanks Reuben
     

  15. bruceb
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    Round the lake sailing

    The 33 needs bigger water, but it is fun anyway :cool:
    These were taken before a start so the traveler was centered and we were not paying attention to trim. The boat feels great, and I am learning how to make it go.
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