DIY 21 foot Cabin Cruiser (from scratch/no plans)

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by steviepage101, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. steviepage101
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    steviepage101 New Member

    Watch the video of the boat process here >

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j-_LhAdhuI

    My friend and I built a 21 foot cabin cruiser completely from scratch, using wood strictly from home depot. We spent roughly 45 days and $750 on the project. Say what you want about our technique and professionalism, but in the end we produced a nice product. too bad the engine we borrowed didn't work and we couldn't take it out on the bay.
     
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  2. Tripoli
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    Tripoli New Member

    Nice work guys :)
    Beautiful to see creative young ppl!

    Greetings from Germany
     
  3. Dave T
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    Dave T Senior Member

    I congratulate you on building a boat without plans or a whole lot of boat building experience. This is the way I built my own boat. My main concerns would be the caulking between the planks and I would have offset the butt joints as much as possible and added a second layer of planking overlapping all seams. The biggest test of this boat will be how it holds up. Looks like you had a lot of fun building it and it floats.

    Dave T ( A Boat a Motor and a Trailer) :)
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    She floats. That's the main thing
     
  5. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    She floats, how long?. I'd also ask, and do not know if is asking too much, to float with minimal security.
    We must encourage and congratulate these guys for what they've done but this comment does not help at all to make things right.
     
  6. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Envy brings the ugly in people
     
  7. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

  8. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    I wouldn't go out to Alcatraz on that boat, nor would just about anyone else here, I suspect. It would have been far better to make a proper boat, if that makes me sound like a party-pooper, too bad !
     

  9. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    I hope nobody thinks that envy muddies my brain when I say that, Mr Efficiency, I agree with what you say.
     
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