Launch Design

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by fhrussell, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. fhrussell
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    fhrussell Boatbuilder

    Does anyone have any idea where to find plans for a launch? She must carry about 20 people and be USCG certified.
    Thanks,
    Frank
     
  2. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Far cheaper to purchase than build.Look for a Navy 28 ft laumnch , should run about $5000 running.

    Conversion to USCG is EZ at the hull is the required Fire Retarding resin, but 20 is a lot of folks for the stability test.

    The 40ft Utility would be better choice and easier to get legal. You will need a license to drive this, 6 pack joke license wont do.

    ASK USCG for a copy of Subchapter T , all the rules.

    FAST FRED
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Duffy makes boat kits that would work too. However, to comply with subchapter T, you jave to have it inspected and have stability calculations. With a standard design, some of those things will already be available.
     
  4. fhrussell
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    fhrussell Boatbuilder

    I'm asking because we have been asked to build a launch for a local marina and just trying to educate ourselves. As for USCG cert. we have built boats for charter and have gone through the process and actually going through it now with a Kurt Hughes cat... of course, that boat has had all the calcs done already.
    The client is familiar with Crosby's and Old Port's and is hoping we can come up with something borrowing from those two.
    Thanks,
    Frank
     
  5. oceanmaster66
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    oceanmaster66 Junior Member

    Frank,
    Where on Long Island are you building ? I'm in suffolk county. By the way I grew up with a Frank Russell in Port Jeff, is that you ?

    Mike
     
  6. fhrussell
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    fhrussell Boatbuilder

    Hi Mike,
    Yes, I grew up in Port Jefferson. Must be me...... Come by and say 'hello'.
    Frank
     
  7. fhrussell
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    fhrussell Boatbuilder

    Mike McDonald?! We are building in Calverton, NY.
    Frank
     
  8. oceanmaster66
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    oceanmaster66 Junior Member

    Frank,

    Yep it's Mike McDonald. What a small world! Shoot me an email at: oceanmaster66@yahoo.com with your contact info, I'd like to see what you're building and catch-up with you. Also, I may be able to help you with your search for plans for the launch you've been asked to build.

    Talk to you soon,
    Mike
     

  9. CDBarry
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    CDBarry Senior Member

    You might be able to request a design from the Navy - ask your Congressman.
     
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