looking for plans to build one of these

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by matt76, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. matt76
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  2. Willallison
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    You already found them.... what's wrong with talking to Nigel Irens?
     
  3. matt76
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    something tells me he's not going to just hand over his CAD drawings of the hull. hell, maybe he would, i'll try it. looks a little like the sneak easy. just was wondering if anyone knew of any plans out there that would be close in design.
     
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    I wasn't suggesting that' he'd do it for nothing.....Nor would I...

    It's nothing like the sneak easy, which is a simple flat-bottomed sharpie.
    Iren's LDL series are all round chine, light displacement boats.
     
  5. matt76
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    i really like the performance ability of her hull design. i'm just a little garage cedar strip canoe builder. i want a bigger challange. i have the space and equipment to build the boat. the shop i use has an incredible CNC that could cut all the molds and anything else i need. the shop across the street from me has 2, five axis cnc mills that could mill the prop, shaft, ect. i just need the plans to a hull like that of the elektra. anything else out there that is close?
     
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    would you say the elektra is something like a fantail launch without the tail?
     
  7. Willallison
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    No!
    What you really need to do is decide what you want this boat to be able to do. Then you can go about deciding which design suits your needs best.
    I have sent you a private message
     
  8. rwatson
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    Take the pictures to a local NA and ask hin to spec up 'one of these', That will cost you plenty also.

    You are 'assuming' that the designer won't provide plans at a price you want to pay - you know what assuming does - makes and *** out of U and ME

    Contact him first - you might be pleasantly surprised.
     
  9. dskira

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    Send a check to Irens, and buy the plans. If you want some changes in the drawing, ask him and he will oblige. It is that simple.
    Superbe design by the way. As usual with Irens, he is so talented.
     
  10. matt76
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    i sent nigel a message and i'm waiting to hear what he has to say.
     
  11. apex1

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    May I contribute here with a quote of Michael Kasten, adding that there are too many toads around the market?



     
  12. Willallison
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    The intent of Michael Kasten's piece is clear to me... yours, Apex1 is not...?
     
  13. apex1

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    If you (in context) remember that:

    does it broaden your view? I just did´nt want to type it myself.

    Richard
     
  14. Alik
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    I got this email few days ago:

    'I saw in the online forums you had 3d files for a mini650. I am beginning
    designing now. Could you please send them to me when you get a chance?'


    Surprised with such an impudence, I have asked why I have to send the drawings??? Maybe I missed something???

    The reply was wonderful:
    'You don't have to. I would appreciate it though if you did. I am starting my
    design and would like a reference design to work from. Thanks'


    P.S. This is exact text of what I have got, excluding sender's name. Both emails did not include anything like 'Dear Sir', 'Hello' or even 'Hi'...
     

  15. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Be proud Alik he has choosen YOU, and not any that came along! Tooo many fat toads..........................:D
     
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