Quick easy build as you go shallow draught.

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by tom kane, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. tom kane
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    tom kane Senior Member

    Quick easy build as you go shallow water ply wood boat. If you have a plan you will probably want to change it to suit your self so build your boat "on your knee''
    as you go just on a flat floor.
    Decide on length and beam, build your transom and frames to where the hull will
    start to curve in to the front fit gunnel stringers....
     

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  2. messabout
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    messabout Senior Member

    That's a nice, clean, simple, practical, boat you have there Tom.
     
  3. tom kane
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    tom kane Senior Member

    Yes it is messabout very easy to handle and has no bad habits and I always felt safe in any sea we we were in and you could take a sea head on slowly or run at an angle to the on- coming seas and stay reasonably dry with no diving into on coming seas.
    So many advantages. It had many experiments performed on it and every day out was to try something new. I regret having to sacrifice it to make room for a different boat.

    If thing got too unplesant it was easy to go ashore on a beach or a bank and be able to re-launch again.
     

  4. tom kane
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    tom kane Senior Member

    After much searching I have found the boat that inspired my boating and camping in shallow water Harbors.
    My improvements suited me very well and it really was luxury afloat as far as camping is concerned.

    www.dngoodchild.com an interesting web site.It was the "lily pad" plan that I liked but not with a flat bottom but changed to a 6 inch dead rise and forward cabin and other modifications.
     
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