Help drawing and design Texas Scooter boat

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Aransas Flats Rat, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Excellent! She is coming along nicely.
    I would be a bit concerned about the 'puzzle joints' though (I think I would have gone for traditional butt straps) - although I am sure that you will have substantial longitudinal girders / stringers helping to tie the sheets together inside the hull.
     
  2. DogCavalry
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    My comment may be irrelevant or too late, but bateau.com sells full build plans for a boat very much like you're building. TX-18. I bought the plans, just for inspiration for a different project. Should be very helpful, even if you just cherrypick the good ideas.
     
  3. Aransas Flats Rat
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    Thanks Dog, I have built a couple boats from boat builders central. I have been using some of there specs for this build as well.
     
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  4. DogCavalry
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    Cool. The Texas flat boat from those plans is a Hickman Sea Sled, so I was pretty stoked to look them over.
     
  5. Aransas Flats Rat
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    Yea I thought it was a cool boat as well. This boat will mainly be used for backwaters were most can’t go. My family and I also love to gig flounder. Most of the areas I fish here I also wade some it sure makes getting in and out easy
     
  6. Aransas Flats Rat
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    Got a little more done on the build,

    Inside seams taped:
    3 offset layers of 6” 12 oz biax

    Transom installed:
    2 layers 3/4 ply laminated together with thickened Epoxy
    Taped in with 3 offset layers of 6” 1708

    Cut out and assembled keyslot transom, all tacked in and ready for taping.

    The cut out in lower section of the clamping board is for the tunnel

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  7. Aransas Flats Rat
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    I have the mid section stringers cut and ready for assembly as well.

    Next step is to glass the inside of the hull,

    2 layers of 12oz biax cloth

    Then I can install tunnel, stringers and complete the box frame for transom. Sorry for the slow process but a lot of thinking and planning for each step.
     
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