need help with finding hull designer

Discussion in 'Services & Employment' started by Guest, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    We are starting a new boat manufacturing company and need some help with the computer designs so that we can have a plug milled. We are in the early stages and could use any helpful hints that people might have. It is looking like a very expensiive process to design a hull and have a plug milled. Any suggestions to help minimize costs would be greatly appreciated. Also any good contacts in marine design or mold building would also be greatly appreciated. We are located in the Seattle area but could travel elsewhere to have the work done if necessary. thanks
     
  2. David Dobbs
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    David Dobbs Junior Member

    What is the size of the boat you are planning? Sail or Power?

    Traditional? Modern Sportboat? Sportfishing? Performance? Cruising?

    Are you doing the 3D modeling and engineering yourself, or will you have the final engineering done based on your concepts? I gather you are going to produce the plug using CNC milling - do you also want to have the mold built or might you construct the mold yourself?

    Without a few more details, all I can say at this point is do every step to the highest quality possible and the end result will justify all the work you put in along the way.
     
  3. Jeff
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    Jeff Moderator

    Here is the section of our directory which deals with CNC Plug and Mold Making:

    http://boatdesign.net/Directory/Boatbuilders/CAD_CAM_and_CNC/

    If anyone has additional links that we should add to this section, I would love to have them, so please list any addition companies, large or small, in this thread.
     
  4. Jeff
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    Jeff Moderator

    While I'm at it, here is our list of Yacht Designers and Naval Architects:

    http://boatdesign.net/Directory/Designers/

    (small, medium, and large)

    Others reading this will probably jump in with some specific leads, though it would help if you could tell us more about your project and what specific roles or tasks you would like to outsource to a consultant or service provider.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    sorry I wasn't a little more specific. We want to start a new boat manufacturing company. We would like to begin with about a 19.5 ft runabout and eventually move into other sizes. Anyone that is reasonably priced, creates good looking designs and works often with small companies would be what we are looking for. Yes we have contacted some CNC milling companies. We are based in Washington State and have talked to Janicki about doing the milling. But we need to find someone who can come up withan engineered design from our preliminary drawings. thanks
     
  6. Triton Design
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    Triton Design New Member

    CAD Modeling

    I would be interested in speaking with you regarding your new company. I specialize in these types of projects and I am located in Seattle. I run Unigraphics Software version 16-18, and have countless hours of Marine fiberglass tooling experience.

    Greg McLogan
    Triton Design & Development
    425-418-2207
     
  7. yachtdesigner
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    yachtdesigner Junior Member

    Designer wanted for small prod. boat

    Your project sounds very interesting. Please refer to a posting on this forum for YACHT DESIGN SERVICES (towards the end). Here I describe the services that can be provided to you at a reasonable cost. Actively working within the (power) yacht design/building industry for the past fifteen years, I would be sincerely interested in working with you on an exciting new project. Please contact me at the following if you would like to discuss the initiation of a preliminary design:

    Earl G. Alfaro
    E-mail: slaega@peoplepc.com
     
  8. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Have you inquired about building a well faired wooden plug? I have been building and lofting by hand for many years. One of the advantages of lofting full size is that you can see the appearance of the boat and change it cheaply with an eraser. I can work with your preliminary drawings. As a boatbuilder of sportfishing boats in North Carolina I often worked out of a sketch in a napkin.
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    yacht design

    please, reply with your e-mail address and detailed information on the boat, you wish to construct and I'll try to help you with outline design.

    Andrew. pitcha@mail.ru
     
  10. Kazulin
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    Kazulin Junior Member

    We can help you with the design of a 19.5 foot runabout as we have much experience
    in runabouts of this size (and larger).
    contact us at: kazulin@axion.net
    We are located in Vancouver Canada and often go to Seattle which can facilitate all work.
     
  11. pedja
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    pedja Junior Member

  12. Ami

    Ami Guest

    How is your project doing?

    Do you have a winning design beyond the desired capabilities to produce a new Watercraft?
    As you are near Victoria, you can contact me regarding mutually beneficial opportunity open for us, employing real special advanced technology Ami 250 474 3200 ami@superiorhulls.com
     
  13. EmilSB
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    EmilSB Junior Member

    Attached Files:

  14. SailDesign
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    Now, Emil - I have had a copy of that beast on my puter as a 3D-Studio model since at least 1999. Did you originally draw that?
    Steve
     

  15. EmilSB
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    EmilSB Junior Member

    Now, SailDesign- Why you asking me, for conversation or you are realy interested about this model?
    Emil
     
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