I like to raise bow

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by the brain, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. the brain
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    the brain Senior Member

    I like to raise bow

    On the white vessel


    Intimidate these vessels


    I increase freeboard,

    more cuddy headroom

    relocate rode to orginal deck out of cuddy.


    What do you think

    TB
     

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  2. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Very hard and expensive from a first look.
     
  3. the brain
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    the brain Senior Member

    I could fab up each side roll a top gunwhale then brace, it will be difficult. but will be a improvement.

    elevated bow deck will be hieght of rode barrel about 14".
    I build cast plateform/rode box.

    conservative estimated weight increase of bow 20LB .

    not planning to move cuddys bulkhead much.
     
  4. ondarvr
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    Are you boating in waters that require this modification?
     
  5. the brain
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    the brain Senior Member

    not usalley but stuff happens.

    that's only a small benefit from the bow raise. I like to incorporate my 100quart igloo into the cast deck.

    other benefit it looks cooler
     
  6. ondarvr
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    Your boat already has a great deal of freeboard, if you need more you shouldn't be out there.

    It will look better as is than if you were to fabricate something.

    Whatever you do will weight a great deal more than 20lbs.

    Strap a cooler up there and see how much room you have for a platform, may not be worth it.
     
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  7. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    A raised deck or "broken sheer" (what you have pictured) is possible though not as easy as you might think, unless the boat is metal. An alloy boat would simply need some frames and/or bulkheads and a rolled sheet of whatever attached. A GRP boat will require some temporary supports and a jig or mold. The new, higher laminate can be applied on this and "tabbed" to the hull shell. If done correctly the boat will be stronger and you'll get the modest additional headroom too. I'd recommend a small foot-well all the way forward, so you have a place with a raised bulwark around your shins to handle ground tackle, without having to cling to the raised foredeck. This would also be a handy place to toss the anchor and rode, so it can be hosed off, before getting taken below or if you might need it quickly again. If raised several inches, you're not going to pick up much weight, though 20 pounds sounds very conservative.
     

  8. JSL
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    If you don't steer from the main cabin why not just put a raised 'trunk' off the cabin front. You could probably get about 6"-8" at centerline, no real weight gain, and you don't mess with the sheer line or deck. Yes the window might shrink to half their height but you probably won't miss it.
     
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