Where can I find a plug builder

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Shaky Hasty, May 29, 2017.

  1. Shaky Hasty
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    Shaky Hasty Junior Member

    I need a 42 ft by 16.5 width 15.5 at stern downeast style hull who can build the plug and whats my financial concerns
     
  2. ondarvr
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    There are quite a few places that can do it for you, the cost will depend on the design and exactly what you expect as a finish.
     
  3. stern mike
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    ondarvr, Could you name a few, I am also interested in this, I am customizing an old sea ray and looking for someone to make me a custom dash plug.

    Thanks
     
  4. ondarvr
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    Marine Concepts in Fl can cut a large set of tooling for a complete 42'.

    Doing a dash might be a bit different, it may be a bit pricy for one of the big shops to do something that size.
     
  5. gonzo
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    When do you need it for?
     
  6. Shaky Hasty
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    Im planning a few years ahead of time
     
  7. Shaky Hasty
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    Planning for a few years ahead of time dont have the money now looking to find out who does it and what the cost is gonna look like
     
  8. rasorinc
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    Nobody builds a 42 foot boat mold for one boat. You will need about 5 plugs. looking at 75 to 1oo,ooo. Plus complete detailed plans and specs 7 to 10, ooo.
    Build it out of wood.
     
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  9. Shaky Hasty
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    So your telling me I need to have 5 differant designs for 5 plugs because they wont build a single plug? That doesnt seem right, thats fine with me I got plenty of designs just doesnt seem right
     
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  10. gonzo
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    He probably means that you need to build at least 5 boats to make up for the cost of the mold. It would be cheaper to simply build a boat on stations rather than build a plug on the stations, build a mold from it and then build a hull from the mold.
     
  11. rasorinc
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    Plug 1 main body of boat sides and bottom. 2 aft deck 3 for deck 4, 5, 6, 7 exterior upper cabin plus interiors. also roof.
     
  12. Mr Efficiency
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    Never mind the cost of the plugs(s), if that doesn't break the bank, making the mold(s) will. Makes little or no economic sense, especially in the context of a one-boat production run. And it makes negative economic sense, aka throwing money down the drain, if the final product is not clearly superior to anything that could be bought "off the rack". And that is an unlikely contingency.
     
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  13. Sparky568
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    Agree 100%. Are you attempting to come up with your own line? Curious as to the dimensions you choose. If your looking to do a one off build for the sake of building a boat, I commend you on your commitment. If you just want a 42 foot boat to run and have fun try to get your hands on a 42 foot Bruno. Arguably one of the best 42 DE hulls ever built and real easy to push. Or, if you are looking for something at the higher end or newer there's a few 8 to 10 year old 42 Wesmac's on the market for 50 cents on the dollar for what they were built for. Just sayin.
     
  14. Shaky Hasty
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    Fully agree bruno is by far the best noat out
    I'd like to get the demensions on that hull and bring em back nut id also love to throw out my own designs
     

  15. Sparky568
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    So this is a one off custom?
     
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