Sea Sled madness. It’s in my brain.

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by DogCavalry, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    It shall be done.
     
  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Absolutely! Isn't there a saying that goes something like 'A drawing saves a thousand words'?
    Please do post your drawings DC, we would very much like to see them.
     
  3. BlueBell
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    BlueBell "Whatever..."

    If I'm not mistaken, John-the-boat-builder is currently creating an informative sketch of his intentions.
    In fact, with the north wind a blowing, I think I can smell the wafts of creativity coming this way from Vancouver.
     
  4. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

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    Make more sense?
     
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  5. BlueBell
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    BlueBell "Whatever..."

    Okay, now I see much more clearly.
    And that's the bottom of the boat we see, not the waterline.

    I'm day dreaming about how to rig a gangway off the bow for beach unloading/loading.
    A flip out step forward of the bench seat?
     
  6. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    I've been wondering how to do that. As you can see, the Ram provides a massively strong mounting point. But beyond that, I don't know. If you have ideas, I'll come see you, and we'll talk.
     
  7. BlueBell
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    BlueBell "Whatever..."

    Ah, the design spiral, hold onto your hats!!

    In your statement of requirements (SOR),
    you need to unload crew, supplies, equipement, etc
    while beached or against a rock outcropping.

    I'm thinking something like a flip out set of stairs.
    Like on a Lear Jet but a little wider.

    Or a mini landing barge ramp that lowers like a drawbridge.
    A gangway. But it would need a failsafe closure.

    Or just carry an aluminum ramp on the roof that slides forward.
     
  8. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Yes. Double line at the bottom of the topsides is chine, which ends at S1.
     
  9. Mr Efficiency
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    I don't see anything in the sketches that would raise alarm. But be mindful this is a planing boat, and excess weight will cost you.
     
  10. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Thanks Mr. E. I have been a bit heavy on the scantlings. I need to remember that rule.
     
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  11. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Going to pitch out the transom and do it again. Pods and dive platform.

    Anyone have a lead on a pair of good used outboards?
     
  12. Barry
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    Barry Senior Member

    Every year some of the dealers in your area sell used motors from guiding camps. Checkpoint, M+P, maybe Galleon.
    If you phone around you will find some
    Usually newer motors perhaps a few more hours than normal users but you can get the dealer to give you the figures
     
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  13. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    Solid advice. Thanks Barry.
     
  14. DogCavalry
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

    New transom. A friendly suggestion from a brilliant forum member. Moving the outboards to pods. The cutout is for a door to the dive platform. Safer than that giant cutout for the outboard well.
     
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    DogCavalry I aim to misbehave.

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