Modernized Pearl Diving Boat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by minno, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    yeah, thats what they all say.

    Then it becomes
    "I just wanna boat that doesnt take all day to rig on the beach"

    Then it becomes
    "I wish I could get this boat to go faster under oars"

    then it becomes
    "I wish I had spent a bit more effort in building so it doesnt keep falling apart"

    then it becomes
    "Boat for sale - going to build/buy something more suitable"

    The trick is to pre-guess your future priorities.

    First lesson for a new sailor -

    BUY PROPER PLANS

    next lesson

    Watch heaps of Youtube videos on how to build boats.

    Its not that hard, and can be fun.


    Check this out

    http://rogermann.org/puddlecat/designs/puddlecat-89/
     

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  2. minno
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    minno Junior Member

    it's a journey, getting a boat in the water is just the first step :)

    Sounds like you got it nailed although I was thinking I'd give this boat away when I got the second one done.

    Love the puddlecat :) I may buy the Adventure plans for boat #2 and Ideas for boat #1

    minno
     

  3. rwatson
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    rwatson Senior Member

    Yeah, i think that Puddlecat is a real useful little beast.

    When you get to the next boat, you would have no trouble selling this one.

    Hint - don't plan on building with a 'clear' or varnished look. By all means use good quality exterior ply, and paint it - with good quality house paint.

    You wont see a huge difference in performance, but there will be a big difference in cost, and more importantly, your effort.
     
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