Metal Boat Project 2

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by Thunderhead19, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Thunderhead19
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    This is my second post regarding my design build projects, but this is actually my third one (not including the two rowboats) with my current employer, and the two-hundred-and-somethingth career project (not including the rowboats). Anyway, this is a 24' cabin cruiser with sleeping accomodation for four and a marine head. This boat will be equipped with twin evinrude E-Tec 115hp outboards. There are some particularly interesting features inside, and I will try to post more pictures tomorrow. The FWD berth for example, is not walled off. The only thing that obstructs it from the main cabin would be a curtain and the helmsman's console. As well, the cabin top is actually at the height of the top edge of the sun visor on the roof in the fwd part of the cabin.
     

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  2. Redsky
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    interesting boat..though it appears a bit nose heavy to me...heavy shoulders??on the front of the pilothouse??? to far forward??? ..something just seeems off
     
  3. Thunderhead19
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    It may look a bit pushed forward but the weights work out well. If there was no raised foredeck, would it look more natural?
     
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    Anyone? Anyone?
     
  5. Redsky
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    if i was haveing one built for myself ,the foredeck is fine ,id choose either
    1 have the rear bulkhead moved back 13" or 2 move the whole house back for more legroom fer sleepen..6' aint enough fer comfort
     
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    more photos

    In the attached photos you can more clearly see the interior layout and the roominess of both the cabin and the v-berth. You can see what we did with the cabin top as well. It is difficult to see, but the fwd cabin top area has reverse camber. The cabin is as far fwd as it is for two reasons. First is because of the requirements of the working deck space. Second is because of weight distribution. We needed more fwd trim based on the performance of the first prototype hull. There's lots of room, as Redsky suggests, to make the cabin bigger.
     

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  7. globaldude
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    Man you do nice work there Thunderhead !!!, looks like a nice clean workshop too !!. Tell your wife you really do have to come over here to live for a while, she'll love it !!.
     
  8. Thunderhead19
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    One thing I forgot to mention was that she carries 100 gallons of fuel. Thats 100 good old-fasioned British Gallons (not those puny American gallons). During sea trials thursday she was a real tiger. The boat has twin 115 hp evinrude e-tec Saltwater Series motors. They're quiet, and just about snap your neck when you touch the throttles. She was pressed with a full fuel load, 500 lbs of gear (or was it beer?) and 4 people, and she topped out at about 47mph.
     
  9. Crag Cay
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    There have been some comments about the appearance of your boat. I hope you don't mind if I add to those?

    In my opinion, I think you may have overdone the forward inclined lines. It looks a bit like it was swept backwards under a low bridge. I downloaded your drawing and messed about with it. I found if I made the transom and aft end of the house vertical (or even aft raked a little) it seemed to balance the very strong lines of the front of the pilot house and bow better.

    It's only an opinion and things that look better on paper don't always look that good when built or underway, where I'm sure your boat will look to have real zip.
     
  10. Thunderhead19
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    I'll bet you're a royal navy man. You like squared-off fighting ship lines, eh? I like a woman with a tight little, chisled ***. Why shouldn't my boat have one. I like a woman with a little curve to her upper works and has got some chest to her.
     
  11. Crag Cay
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    You say that as if it's a bad thing.

    I just thought with a few tweeks you could have called it Smiter-lite.

    [​IMG]
     

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  13. longliner45
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    she may look nose heavy,,,,,,but I bet the powerplants even things out!
     
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