Looking for design for 16 - 20 ft centerconsole to build in aluminun (outboard power)

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Northeaster, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Northeaster
    Joined: Sep 2011
    Posts: 261
    Likes: 8, Points: 18, Legacy Rep: 45
    Location: Eastern Canada

    Northeaster Senior Member

    Hi Folks,

    If you have seen my prevoius thread, I was hoping to build a larger boat, with inboard diesel. Due to budget and size / time commitment, I may reduce the size of my first boat build to be something in the range of 16 -20 ft, with outboard power, to be used for near-inshore fishing and island hopping.

    Could anyone point me to some nice designs in this catagory, that would be a good choice to build in aluminum (plans for aluminum build, that do not require conversion from wood, for example)?

    One I have seen is this one, but would like to see what other designs are out there, and how well thought of they are?

    http://www.bodenboatplans.com/product_info.php?cPath=1&products_id=6

    Any pics or other info would be appreciated!
     
  2. michael pierzga
    Joined: Dec 2008
    Posts: 4,862
    Likes: 114, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 1180
    Location: spain

    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Hard to find small alumium boat plans for home builders. Google ... aluminium workboat, skiff, garvey. A Company in the UK has a wide range of small commercial craft. Port police and harbour master's use them . If I have time today Ill search for a few links.
     
  3. Northeaster
    Joined: Sep 2011
    Posts: 261
    Likes: 8, Points: 18, Legacy Rep: 45
    Location: Eastern Canada

    Northeaster Senior Member

    Hi Michael,

    I had looked some in google, but following your advice I did come up with othe designs, such as this on from the Glen L site.

    http://www.glen-l.com/designs/outboard/jimbo.html

    It is on the small end of what I want, but would, of course, cost less for materials and smaller outboard, and may be a great 1st timer project.

    Any further advice or input would be great!
     
  4. michael pierzga
    Joined: Dec 2008
    Posts: 4,862
    Likes: 114, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 1180
    Location: spain

    michael pierzga Senior Member

  5. Village_Idiot
    Joined: Oct 2007
    Posts: 380
    Likes: 13, Points: 18, Legacy Rep: 138
    Location: USA

    Village_Idiot Senior Member

  6. Corley
    Joined: Oct 2009
    Posts: 3,740
    Likes: 173, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 826
    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Corley epoxy coated

    I've dealt with Chris Tucker at CTMD before and found him very helpful he has a number of small and work boat designs for alloy construction in his portfolio monohull and small power catamarans.

    His website is http://www.ctmd.com.au
     
  7. luckyjr
    Joined: Aug 2011
    Posts: 33
    Likes: 0, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: houston

    luckyjr Junior Member

    b.jpg

    This is something I am going to do after I finish my weekender. I live on the Gulf Coast and finding the fish in the shallows presents a probelm. This a modified pontoon center console design will allow shallow draft, speed,strength, space, and unsinkable safety. The 20 " pontoons with 19" x 19" block of styrofoam can be bought for around $925 welded out in 10' long section. That is the price I got from a local fabricator. So, the length and width is up to you. The center pontoon is 20" deep and 28" wide with a block of styrofoam the same size. I show a drop center section but it can be flat depending on the size of the center pontoon size. I think the size of the 20" pontoons will allow for ez wade fishing and access back in the boat. The pontoon connection will be aluminum riser hats and galvanized steel cross members. The floor will be 6" wide x 1.5" light gauge galvanized 90 steel channels. They come in any length and weigh 1.49lbs per foot. You can covered the floor with carpet , vynal or any surface. The cross members will be galvanized 90 2.5" channel connected to the hats riser with galvanized bolts an nuts. Of course the aluminum center console with bridge and seating and storage as required. Fish and play is the way I see it.:)
     
  8. Northeaster
    Joined: Sep 2011
    Posts: 261
    Likes: 8, Points: 18, Legacy Rep: 45
    Location: Eastern Canada

    Northeaster Senior Member

    That is an interesting design. Sounds like it would suit you well.

    Where I am at, depth is not really an issue, and there is usually a 10-20kt wind, so there is usually alot of chop. I think I will continue to look at the more traditional designs, for my purpose.
     
  9. michael pierzga
    Joined: Dec 2008
    Posts: 4,862
    Likes: 114, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 1180
    Location: spain

    michael pierzga Senior Member


  10. Mick@itc
    Joined: Jan 2011
    Posts: 98
    Likes: 4, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 49
    Location: Melbourne

    Mick@itc Junior Member

    Try Dudley Dix designs...
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Troy Royal
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    598
  2. George Gottlieb
    Replies:
    12
    Views:
    1,161
  3. bjdbowman
    Replies:
    26
    Views:
    3,870
  4. Jmooredesigns
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    1,427
  5. Multihullscz
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    1,450
  6. sean27
    Replies:
    10
    Views:
    3,128
  7. mfqrdf
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    880
  8. Squidly-Diddly
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    1,450
  9. m.idrees075
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    747
  10. Homesteady
    Replies:
    40
    Views:
    5,330
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.