mud boat plans for the experts

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  1. fishon91
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    just got about done with the drawings of my dream boat, i literally go to sleep thinking about this boat. i could go on for many more days making small changes and additions. but for now i would like to see what the experts have to say as far as the aerodynamics of the boat, how it will handle in deep water or in mud. i don't plan to run it through deep water too much, but i still want a flat bottom for winching over levees, and ease of building. the drive system is set like a louisiana mud boat, i actually did almost the same exact thing this guy did: http://www.blizzarddesigns.com/mudboat/mudboat.html
    biggest difference is the layout of boat and steering on mine is stick, like an airboat.

    any questions, please ask. it may be difficult to understand each level of the interior layout of the boat.

    DO NOT CRITIQUE THE FORD SYMBOLS!!!!
     
  2. fishon91
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    here they are
     

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  3. gonzo
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    The views don't seem to correspond. Also, they should all point the same way to make it easier to look at.
     
  4. fishon91
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    they do correspond, the tip of the bow is a little off in the first picture, but of course it's suppose to be centered perfectly. the first picture is a looking down view into the top of the boat, the box between the ford symbols is the cowling over the motor, remember this is a very similiar design to the link i posted. the second picture would be as if the boat was flipped upside down, lookin down at the hull. i'm sorry this picture doesn;t have the swim platform type thing i drew in the other two pics. the third pic is obviously the side of the boat with a radio antenna.
     
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    So you are telling me that the bow is vertical and square and the stern rounds up.
     
  6. fishon91
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    no, why would you think that?
     
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    I think Gonzo meant the views are not oriented the same way.
     
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    Yes, they should also line up
     
  9. fishon91
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    well, sorry.:rolleyes:, never perfect:rolleyes:
    i did say this was my first time drawing real plans. i just figured it wouldn't take much to figure out what was goin on, except maybe the floor plan. anyway could you guys just please look at the dynamics of the boat and how you think it will handle in the water. not sure what i wanna use for a motor, probably just whatever good motor i can run across around 351 or so.
     
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    It's difficult to say. What kind of drive are you planning on?
     
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    I had tried the link before and it wasn't working. I think a surface drive may be a problem if you are hitting stumps on a regular basis.
     
  13. tom kane
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    I have found that flat bottoms on boats loose a lot of strength and are troublesome by sucking to the mud bottom.a slight round or slight v increases strength and gives the hull a movement to break free. A skimming effect. Shallow draught depends on boyancy to lift the weight of the boat to the surface.A small boat can have a greater draught than a bigger boat giving plenty of boyancy to carry motor and passengers. A curved or v bottom gives immersion of boyancy and does not necessarily add to draught.
     
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    A curved or V bottom adds to draught if displacement is the same.
     

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    draught being water line to top of hull? or bottom?
     
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