I'm looking for N/A to help design a small boat..

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by mhack, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. mhack
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    mhack New Member

    Hello guys,

    I need help designing a small 14' power boat. Need a professional to make sure I do it right.

    Thank you
     
  2. cyclops2
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    cyclops2 Senior Member

    You must have some exotic requirements.

    I find it hard to believe that most every configuration over the years has not been tried / done.

    I would love to see what unique requirements you have.

    Please post the written requirements & any sketch if possible.

    Rich
     
  3. mhack
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    mhack New Member

    Thank you for your reply.
    Maybe I'm overthinking this, but It looks like an expert will not hurt my case :)

    I would rather work in a private manner as I don't want to publish my design.

    I'm assuming you are a N/A?

    Is there a way to PM or email you?

    My design involves small 14' x 4' deep-v 24 deg boat, with an outboard motor, 2 person capacity. Idea is to design a hull that would be comfortable and stable but also can handle "offshore" as much as possible, and design for that. For example maybe building a fuel tank in to a lowest point of the hull, narrow entry point etc.

    Also I'm thinking of making it water tight as much as possible, so bow and stern sections watertight comparments and then a cockpit is the only open space.

    Along these lines.

    Power is by 25-30 hp motor.

    Lightweight, possibly carbon fiber to some % of hull and/or balsa core.

    One of the issues I've got is why with deep-v hulls some designers go with just V and others create what could be described as small steps on the side of the hull. Please see image. Does that improve stability static or dynamic?



    Thank you
     

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  4. cyclops2
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    cyclops2 Senior Member

    Possibly ?

    You really need to test drive EVERY companies demostration boat / boats, at a lot of dealers. It is boring work. BUUUTTT
    If you are serious to be better then 99% of that sized boat. You MUST pick something that is ALREADY FANTASTIC. Then SLIGHTLY modify that best of the best hull shapes.
    Cheaper / faster & far more successful with time & money being spent.
    I am not a N A. I am a excellent improver of updating old machinery to become competitive.

    That is your goal also now.

    Rich
     
  5. cyclops2
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    cyclops2 Senior Member

    I did forget to tell you to use caution in your offshore testing of a 14' boat as much as possible. That is a VERY DANGEROUS testing area in a approaching storm.

    You are NOT supposed to be building a high survival rate Life Boat. Are you ?
     

  6. mhack
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    mhack New Member

    No it's not a survival life boat.

    The idea is to make it handle 2-3' chop, and be as safe as possible without turning it in to a submarine, it still needs to be a fun boat.

    Still looking for a N/A..
     
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