im looking plans for a 20-25' boat

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  1. irish guy
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    Ive been browsing teh net looking for plans to buy for a 20-25ft speed boat that me and the family are looking to build and was wondering can anyone point me in the right direction to where i can find some plans.

    Im looking a stich and glue project for this coming year(or 2) and will be looking something that can take 4-5 people with possibly a cabin for cooker,sleeping area etc..

    I have some experience in stich and glue from building canoes but never nothing on this scale but i wouldnt mind teh challange.

    I was going to build a 14ft skiff but have gone of the idea and now want to build something about 20-25ft now.

    Im also wondering can stich and glue be strong enough for the open sea. I go to scotland regularly and am wondering is it possible to take a stich and glue speed boat on one of my trips in summertime
     
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    Maybe the right boat for you, fully enclosed pilothouse, standup head, galley, etc. The original was designed for cold water cruising and she can take a beating too.

    Cooper Jr.
    24' 1" (7.34 m) on deck
    8' 2" (2.48 m) beam
    2,653 lbs. (1,205 kilo) dry hull weight
    speeds to about 37 knots

    Plans in SAE and metric. Contact me by email (click on me name) to discuss plans, options and build preferences.
     
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    I think what you need is an inflatable boat that has toilet stalls and will have no problem in Beaufort. With a stern outside the diesel consumption will be more than half a liter mile. Only problem is price.
     
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    http://www.bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=DE25Cabin

    http://www.bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=DE25Cockpit

    These 2 look brilliant and just what im looking. The one you posted above looks great also but would need to see more pics of it.
     
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    Would be interested if anyone knows how much one of these would take to build.
     
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    Just came across this boat on youtube and this would be the boat of my dreams. Im now wondering is it possible to build something like this with a stitch and glue. Would love to try this if i could afford it. Its called a bayliner cabin crusier


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rJZxxuvDmo
     
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    PAR i was wonering did you get the chance to send more pictures
     
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    http://www.bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=DE25Cabin


    Would i be able to add another 2 1/2' on to the back of this boat if i were to buy these plans. I really like the extra space that you get on the other similar boat but like the inside of the cabin in this one so im now split between the two but if i can add another 2 1/2 ft onto teh back then ill go for this
     
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    Jacques Mertens is the designer over at Bateau.com and he would be the best source for the lengthening question. At a glance I would suggest it's not easily stretched a few feet, because it's a stretched version of the 23' DownEaster, plus it's a taped seam build so you can't just change the station mold spacing, to get the extra length. You also can't "tack" it on the end, as it's a warped bottom hull form and you'll end up with a nasty ridding thing, once all the buttocks are dragged out fair.

    Irish guy, I've received your email and will reply shortly.
     
  12. irish guy
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    Par can you also give give mne an idea on how much i would need to spend to finish one of them boats i am thinking of doing
     

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    Irish......

    If you are hopping to save money by building your own boat forget it....It will cost every penny available and then some......For a 25' to a decent standard the minimum materials cost will be between 15,000 and 22,000 euro...that's minimum!

    A 20' will require a minimum of one year part time to complete and a 25' will take at least 2 years...probably a lot more.

    In today's market you can buy a reasonable boat for far less than the cost to build.
     
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