New to forum, quick question about a small design!

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by darktide, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. darktide
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    Hello, lucky to have arrived at such a knowledgeable place. I am interested in building my own boat for the first time. I plan to keep it small mostly because of space when building the boat. I have just started digging through threads, and while I have been searching boat plans for a few months, nothing really had everything I wanted.

    If someone can help me with just a little info, it would certainly go a long way with my decisions. I came across this boat awhile back (pic from a form member here)

    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/at...50109677-small-wooden-boat-jon-2-big-mama.jpg

    It really intrigues me. I am looking to build a boat, that can be dragged with a dolly into my truck, so I want to keep it around 12ft max. It will be used to fish skinny water in south Florida flats, and will be pushed by a 5HP 2stroke and or a 55# troller, or be able to pole it/paddle it. Paddling not so much, and im not asking for a technical poling skiff. I would like to be able to have 2 people on it sometimes, and not feel like a 1inch wake will swallow it. The picture above looks similar to what I would like, just maybe wider out the stern, and I plan to use air sacs/foam for some floatation.

    Any ideas or plans/builds that seem to meet those? Also, I wanted to use foam instead of wood maybe aside from the transom. I wanted to see if anyone has made something similar, or if someone can throw me in a direction to check other styles out. I wanted to grab some software to perhaps just make it myself and use info here on what would be the best way about going through the motions.

    Anyways, thanks and I look forward to hearing from you all.
     
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    Thanks houteydo! That is actually one of the few I really liked. Just a follow up question, if I did go with it, I am a stickler for extra floatations. How hard and how much extra weight is it do add floatation? What are some good softwares or free demos to play around with? That is a very nice model though. Adding floatation or some custom parts to that seems very worthwhile.
     
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    Also was looking at the Tango 12 skiff model.

    Is there anything out there with plans that are similar to the Pelican Ambush? Self bailing and all? Perhaps using a SUP plan and fill with foam?
     

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