Summer Kyle

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Marco1, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Westfield 11
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    I believe that Summer Kyle was designed in the mid 1990's: not so long ago. Wide bodied boats with the need for more HP were relatively common in those times.
     
  2. CDBarry
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    What I was mentioning is what used to be called composite before FRP; wood shell planking over metal frames. Nowadays the metal frames would be CNC, thereby reducing the need for a special jig.

    There are a lot of different approaches, but the combination of materials can be very cost effective and structurally efficient.

    I did a presentation on this at the CPBS in 2012 - the videos are linked from the post on the 2012 CPBS.

    Repeating the link:

    http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/p...5/default.cfm?id=14775&type=flv&test=0&live=0
     
  3. Mr Efficiency
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    Ok, I follow, metal frames.
     
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    Of course, but the hull design is far more in keeping with the vogue of a much earlier era.
     
  5. Marco1
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    The stile is from the 1930ties, the tunnel is developed from the Atkin boats, designed for a customer in 1996 me thinks, I don't follow with the "need for more HP". The suggested engine is 170 HP. One of the first built used a Cummins 6b instead of the yanmar 170 suggested and the owner states it was an overkill.
    More HP would do little good in this boat, even when a Cummis 6B over a Yanmar 4 is a bloody good decision. I would go for a JohnDeer 6068 if it fits anything more is a waste of fuel.
     
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    Not saying it needs more hp, the point was that the boat could perform with lower power than more modern (wider) boats would require. Not a bad thing with today's fuel price.
     
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    Gotcha!
     
  8. Mr Efficiency
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    One thing that might be an issue is water slapping around in that aft tunnel feature, riding at anchor. Keeping people awake possibly. But a lot of boats have noise producing surfaces that are annoying. In the case of alloy, they all sound like a barrel with marbles rolling around !
     
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    Mmm, you have a point ... perhaps one could stuff a bale of hay or an old pillow in there? :D
     

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    Or build in GRP/PVC foam sandwich, which makes a quieter boat than most.
     
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