DIY Sportboat; best designs?

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  1. rapscallion
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    I have been hunting around for home build sportboat plans in the 8 meter range, and have found the didi 26, Alik's free 8 meter plans, the i550, Colson's designs, the GT6...

    Am I missing any interesting designs out there? My dad was thinking about building an 8 meter sportboat, and he definitely want's to build using wood.

    He want's a sailplan with a sprit, and a lifting or swing keel.
     
  2. powerabout
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    simple....if a Kiwi didnt design it dont build it.
    Elliott
    Thompson
    Shaw
    etc
     
  3. mojounwin
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    Kevin Dibley also has an 8m

    I've built and own a Colson 8. Not a hardcore raceboat, but a good mix of race and the ability to cruise with comfort. If you google Colson 8 you'll see my website of the build.

    Cheers
    Mojo
     
  4. mojounwin
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    Stealth 8's aswell, but these are foam/ carbon.
     
  5. Doug Lord
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    Colson 8

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    You sure did a good job on finishing the boat! Looks great....
     
  6. DennisRB
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    Here is a Didi 26 in alloy. It appears he decided to build from 3mm alloy instead of 12mm plywood . What do you guys think of this substitution?

    http://www.mbyachts.com/start.html
     
  7. mojounwin
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    Cheers Mate,
    Still needs some more tweaking to get her up to speed, but that's part of the challange.

    Cheers
    Mojo
     
  8. Paul B

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    Try talking to Paul Bieker.

    He has a full on 27 footer (currently not for wood, but maybe could be modified in the construction plan) and the Shilshoal 27 (for wood construction) that has some accomodation.

    http://biekerboats.com/Bieker_Boats/New.html
     
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  10. rapscallion
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    The K800 is a great design.. I'm a big fan of Alik's work. But, I don't consider the K800 a sportboat... The crayola is pretty sporty though. The pluto 800 is more like what I'm looking for.
     
  11. stubby
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    Have you looked at an i550?
     
  12. rapscallion
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    The i550 is a great design that is gaining traction as a one design class... he was looking for something a tad bigger. too bad there is no such thing as an i750
     
  13. Alik
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    Video of Pluto800 sailing is here

    Still doing some sailing designs and would like to design more sailing boats, but unfotunately the market is not there :(
     
  14. idkfa
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    Alik, was the keel swept (20deg) to get CG and CLR in their right positions or was this a design parameter for the outset and canard added?
     

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  15. Alik
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    The boat was designed like that, from beginning: twin rudders, swept bulbkeel and canard. One this photo old keel is shown; the new one got shorter bulb.
     
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