New mahogany runabout just finished

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Dale R Hamilton, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. avion0_5
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    SIRS,
    I shall not want that for a simple history of boat plans we have a diplomatic conflit between France and USA !.....perhaps it is easier for me to make a bicycle.
    Best Regards.
     
  2. PAR
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    There are lots of places to get plans for runabouts. Start with Glen-L.com.
     
  3. Andy88
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    Hello

    Hi all Iv recently moved state side from France were iv been working on boats all sorts I want to start building very attractive Woden boats which I plan to sell I'm looking for ideas on a design and good plans were is the best place to get them without paying a fortune
    Thanks any input very welcome
     
  4. PAR
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    Welcome to the forum.

    If you want an attractive, well designed and good performing wooden runabout, you shouldn't use cut rate plans. You get what you pay for generally and plans cost, is a small fraction of the overall project, so choose wisely. So consider spending a few hundred (at least) on a reasonable set of plans instead of less, where you might just get what you paid for. Maybe I should ask, what do you think is a "fortune" for plans costs?
     
  5. TANSL
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    Andy 88, I have some experience in this area and I think I might help. For further information, please email me : 657677483@orange.es.
     
  6. Andy88
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    Ok good stuff so I'm new to using a forum seems like there's a lot good advice being given the price of plans has been around the 300 to 400 mark Its very important tho that the boat I make looks stunning as this will be the first of menny I hope and the small detales are very critical to me as I'm a bit of a perfectionist
     
  7. PAR
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    If you want it to look "stunning", this is a simply a matter of craftsmanship. There are several styles of runabout, often associated with a particular era or production model. Which are you interested in?

    For example:
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    This is a Hankinson Barrelback 19.

    Maybe a more tradisional double cockpit, like:
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    This is the Glen-L Riviera.
     
  8. Andy88
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    Hay miss cilla I think is the nicest looking for me I think is that a 18 ft ? I like the idea of being able to fit four comfortabley
    What are your thorts ?
     
  9. Andy88
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    230 dolers for the plans for miss cilla good idea?
     
  10. PAR
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    I'm unfamiliar with "Miss Cilla", but suitability is a decision, only you can make. Can you post a link for Miss Cilla?
     
  11. Andy88
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    The top photo barle back. I beleve
     
  12. PAR
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    Miss Cilla is the owner's boat name. The model is the Hankinson BarrelBack 19, available through the Glen-L site. It's an old design and though has the classic barrel back look, also performs like they did, which compaired to a modern design is relatively poor. These plans cost $230. If you don't have much experience with boat building, this wouldn't be the best design to cut your teeth on.
     
  13. Andy88
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    Ok so I'm a master carpenter cabinet maker also had my own busnes doing refits decks ext on souper yachts and have restored classic yaghts so I'm verry confident on the building side I just want to pick the right boat is there any thing with beter performance but a Clasic look ?
     
  14. Andy88
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    Ok I'm thinking about 27 foot riva an scaling it down what do u think?
     

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    How much of a scale down? Generally this isn't wise, though respacing the station molds on a smaller center to center, can decrease the length without nearly as much hydrodynamic harm.
     
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