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  1. Edwardn
    Joined: Oct 2010
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    Location: Manitoba Canada

    Edwardn Junior Member

    Hello to everyone
    I found this site little while back and have been spending most of my free time reading/learning and researching for a future boat build. I just order the book Boat Building with Alum by Stephen Pollard so I am anxious to read it, I also bought a few study plans just to give me a better idea of what I am up against, I am still uncertain whether a mono or multi hull is right for us but I do know it will be out board powered with no sail and trailerable, fresh water lakes and rivers only, mainly for fishing but capable for 4 people overnight, I don’t need a speed boat but I would like to be able to out run storm, especially on the larger lakes in our area so I think a planning hull would be best. Originally I was just going to build a boat from my own drawings but after reading through these threads and reading what the people with a lot of experience have to say I have decided to buy the plans once we decide on what we want so thanks to all of them for what they wrote and advised others. In the mean time I will have to add more tools to the inventory, first will be a spool gun for my mig and lots of practise welding alum and possibly a tig, I already have a plasma cutter, both cnc and hand held that I have been playing around with for a few years so I would like to use the cnc as much as possible, my table is 4'x8' so it isn’t large enough to cut hull plates but the place were I buy my metal gets it in rolls and has large cnc capability so they can cut what I need. The boat we want eventually will be in the 20’-24’ range but to start off I think I will build something smaller and less complicated like a 14’-16’ open skiff to gain some experience and give me time to build a larger shop. Once again I would just like to thank all the members in this site for sharing there knowledge and experience for people like me just starting out with a dream.

    Regards
    EDD
     
  2. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Welcome EDD :D
     
  3. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Carbon Based Life Form

    Welcome, EDD.
     
  4. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    Glen-L has a lot of aluminum design in all sizes. they all are basically the same in that they have bottom and side frames so a longer boat is just a couple of more frames. One guy on their site cut all the angle and plate with a Bosch jig saw for 2 boats. Look at Cuddy sport--24' and look at their material list. All that is free. 15.00 for a set of study plans. http://www.glen-l.com/

    WELCOME
     
  5. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Welcome EED!

    Another Canadian steps up to the plate!

    Good call on going with a good, proven set of plans.

    All the best,

    -Tom
     

  6. Edwardn
    Joined: Oct 2010
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    Location: Manitoba Canada

    Edwardn Junior Member

    Thanks for the welcomes

    I have Glen-l and a few others book marked that I go back and surf through whenever I can. I have 2 study plans now, 1 set from a company in B.C. and the other from Australia and both are nice boats but it is still early on in the planning stage, I will get a few from Glen-l and probably some from others also to help me decide. The 24 cuddy sport has the right length and beam but I think the cabin style of the Olympian would suit us better, so there are a lot of decisions to make and cutting files will be a big plus but not critical if I see something I really like.
    Regards
    EDD
     
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