Could I make this out of plywood?

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by 1gerry, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. 1gerry
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    1gerry Junior Member

    I am contemplating a 12-14 ft boat made out of plywood.
    The drawings look like this so far.

    Is this doable? I have already gotten some feedback recommending to rounding the base of the stem and lifting the chine forward.
    Do you see any other potential problems?

    Thanks
     

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  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Anything is doable, but the real questions should be related to, this hull's abilities to meet your goals. If you can't answer these questions, you need to do some studying. Simply put, how do you think she'll do on various points of sail, have you preformed polars, a weight study, a developability study, etc. etc., etc. From what I can see, it's not a developed set of shapes, so you'll have to mold this hull, which can be done with plywood, though on a hull this size, veneers would be a more logical route.
     
  3. idkfa
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    idkfa Senior Member

    This simple software will make developable shapes,;)
     

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