differerence in build methods between these alumium centerconsole designs

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by Northeaster, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Northeaster
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    Northeaster Senior Member

    Hi Folks,

    I apologize for posting here, as well as in the powerboat section, but here I am really looking for input with regard to the ease or pros / cons of building between a few different designers / models.

    I will be building an aluminum centerconsole this winter and am looking at plans and cnc files from the following designers / companies. If anyone has input into the quality / usefulness of their plans/ building instructions, or the build method (upright vs upside down), I would appreciate hearing from you.
    I have my aluminum welding equipment, shop and am ready to purchase plans for my 1st build. Between myself and father-in-law, have reasonable aptitude for welding / building things like trailers, woodsplitters,etc.

    specmar 1200 20'6"
    specmar 620B 17' 6"

    cope malaspina 18 18' 3"

    cope Nanoose 22 22'

    metalboatkits Trident walkaround 20 21' 2"
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