Keelboat- Looking to Purchase/Commission Design

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by SunSailor92, May 28, 2024.

  1. SunSailor92
    Joined: May 2024
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    Location: India

    SunSailor92 New Member

    I'd like to purchase/commission a sailing monohull design for a personal building project.

    Background
    I am an avid club racer that is generally interested in construction and boat building. I have some manufacturing experience and have access to some people that have some experience working with composites. In an ideal world I'd love to be able to build a boat with an inboard engine and heads with all the bells and whistles but I think that might be a little too ambitious for a first build. A Keel Sport boat with a strapped on outboard engine might be a good starting point.

    Spec Goals:
    Length between 26-30'
    Hull Deck Joint: inward turning
    Open transom
    T bulb keel
    Extending/fixed bowsprit (I like the J boats and Far East boats, open however to fixed for simplicity)

    Decent IRC optimization
    Fractional Rig - swept back spreaders with running backstays.
    Non overlapping jib's (open to discussion)
    Asymmetric spinnakers.

    Materials and Other Critical Ratios:
    Composite Sandwich Construction? (Basically GRP / GRP Foam sandwich)
    I'd love to do some work with Carbon Fiber in some places but this is optional.
    For the additional critical ratios I do not currently have anything fixed but would love to have an open and constructive conversation about these.

    The plan is to request a friend of mine to CNC the foam plugs then build molds and subsequently the hull and deck.
    The mast/spars : No plan, I'd like to have a discussion with the designer about these.
    The Keel: Experience working with metals. The plan is to make the keel.

    I've been a lurker on this forum for too long and have been contemplating this project for a while and I think its time to get moving.

    Any leads or inputs in general would be extremely appreciated. Specially if you can point me to a designer or provide me with a design.

    Thank you!
    SunSailor
     
  2. TANSL
    Joined: Sep 2011
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    TANSL Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum. I am sure that here you will find solutions for your ideas because there are very good professionals in all subjects and people willing and prepared to help.
    I would like to talk to you about this project. Can you send me a pm with your email so we can exchange opinions and information? Thanks and good luck with your project.
     
  3. SunSailor92
    Joined: May 2024
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    Location: India

    SunSailor92 New Member

    Thank you for your message,
    I don't seem to have the option available to send you a private message. Perhaps you can follow me back and start a conversation with me and send me your email address?
     
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