Plans to build a 40 feet plywood BARGE or PUNT.

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  1. garthbishop
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    I want help with Design and Plans to build a SELF PROPELLED, (MITSUBISHI OR ISUZU CAR DIESEL ENGINE).. Flat bottom, triangle shape to use on flat water ocean for 10 kilometer each way run to transport people and goods..
     
  2. nzboy
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    Something like this New model.jpg
     
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  3. PAR
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    Welcome to the forum.

    There's a whole lot of regulation and hoop jumping necessary, when designing a commercial craft, particularly if transporting people. Are you capable of managing the ISO and other requirements, so this craft doesn't end up drowning a bunch of folks in a storm? An automotive engine doesn't seem like a wise idea, given the needs of a typical 40', people carrying barge.
     
  4. rwatson
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    What Par said plus - you need to be specific on the maximum, vehicles, passengers, cargo , weight and capacity.

    Doing that in timber will be more problematic in ply than steel or aluminium.
     
  5. PAR
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    In this and most 1st world countries, wood wouldn't be a viable option, but in this part of the world, where we read about these things drowning dozens of folks at a time, more frequently then desirable, I'd think some level of responsible engineering should be employed. Which begs the question of what do you really need and are you capable of paying for the work, because it's clear the OP isn't able to do so themselves.

    Simply put, are you looking for plans to a 40' ferry or some other type of vessel?
     
  6. garthbishop
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    im here in Philippines.. Thanks to ALL for your replys... Today i met a Boat Builder here... I will update with pics and maybe post the BLUEPRINT OF MY PROJECT at different stages of building... Budget is US$10,000 for barge 8feet X 40feet... Bottom is 3 layers of half inch marine ply ( 1.5 inch think bottom,, fiberglassed 4 inches above the loaded water line.... Sides are half inch marine ply...
     
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  7. garthbishop
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    .... Yes, 8 feet X 40 Feet 34 inches...
     
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    Capable of transporting buses? large_DSCF7116.jpg
     
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  10. PAR
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    I wouldn't take any people on board a 40' barge with a 1.5" bottom and 1/2" sides. Maybe robotic controls . . .

    I have a 17' clamming skiff with those exact planking dimensions. Admittedly, the skiff is heavily built, but honestly, you need to reconsider, before investing the pittance you are, before we read about yet another ferry sinking/capsizing in that neck of the world.
     
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    Business transportation. Low cost, at the perils of life. No thanks.
     
  12. garthbishop
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    HEY MAN,,, I AM NOT TRANSPORTING BUSES..... A FEW PASSENGERS AND SOME FREIGHT....
     
  13. garthbishop
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    ..... I WILL POST THE """BLUE PRINTS"""FOR YOU TO COMMENT....
     
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    I'd like to see the plans for a wooden 8' X 40' platform. The 8' width seems to be the limiting factor on stability. Is this a size that shouldn't be on the water at all or is there a window of safety this could operate in without much restrictions as long as ''flat water'' conditions were the basis?

    garthbishop, define the loads a little better than people and goods. How many people and what kind of goods? People and their groceries or people and their groceries plus a car, bags of flour, some lumber and barrels of oil?

    Define the shape of the boat better. Flat bottom works, triangle shape doesn't. Post a photo of what you're looking for.
     
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