Seeking a boat builder to build from our own mold

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by captbone, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. captbone
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    Hello,

    I have been in the marine industry for decades and am ready to try our luck at boat building. We purchased the mold for the skiff that we want to build. It will be a basic skiff similar to a 24ft Carolina Skiff.

    We are looking for someone to build the boats for us from our mold (hull and stringers) and will finish it off. Looking for 5- 7 boats for the initial order and hopefully 10-15 each year after.

    Basic boat and we will get the HIN and finish them off.

    Any insight or guidance is welcome. Are we dreaming finding someone to lay up the boats for us? Thank you for your time.
     
  2. bajansailor
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    Welcome to the Forum Capt.

    It might be worthwhile advertising locally in your area for a good fibreglass laminator (or two even), and see who turns up?

    This might be easier in the long run (re employing one of two fibreglass technicians on a job work basis), rather than engaging a company act as a sub-contractor re supplying you with basic hulls?
     
  3. fallguy
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    Those boats will need to meet all the CG manufacturer specs..

    Maybe you know all that, but the first hull will get a lot of testing. Make sure to not discount Canada.

    But the first hull is probably not wise to outsource too far from hq and tight qa.
     
  4. DCockey
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    What would those specs be for the fiberglass hull? I am not aware of any US Coast Guard requirements for the construction of the hulls of recreational boats.
     
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    There is nothing on that website about regulations for hull construction. Perhaps you have assumed there "must be" US regulations for the construction of recreational boat hulls . If so it a a reasonable but incorrect assumption.
     
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    That is for "inspected" vessels carrying more than six passengers for hire. It does not apply to recreational vessels.

    Also that is for stability, not hull construction. Hull construction only affects stability in terms of its effect on total weight of the boat and center of gravity (center ofmass) location The original question was about someone to laminate hulls, not complete the boat.
     
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    where are you located?

    what color(s)?
     
  13. captbone
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    Located in NY but will transport since costs are so high up here. Looking for a white only skiffs. Bare hull and stringers and we will do the rest.

    Very simple and straight forward but not trying to get into boat building.
     

  14. KD8NPB
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    shoot me a message, I’ll at least give ya a bid.

    facebook.com/meisterllc
     
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