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koi
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PostSubject: What wooden power boat   Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:59 am

Hi I am looking for some suggestions on my next kit. I cant do scratch build as don't have equipment.
Looking for a wooden boat, kit form, typically power boat style which can finish up as varnished.
Am just completing an Aeronaut Queen, so don't typically want a cruiser style boat, cant see anything in Aeronaut I like.
Multi hull is fine, twin hull, catamaran, anything considered
Any suggestions would be helpful.
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PostSubject: Re: What wooden power boat   Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:39 pm

Hi Koi,

Here are a few suggestions from a few manufacturers. I hope these help.

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/info_1_704.html
http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/dumas-1239.html
http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/aquacraft-gunslinger-AQUB1816.html

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Amati-Bellezza-A1777.html

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Amati-Riva-Aquarama-1608.html

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Amati-Sexy-Lady-1777.html



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PostSubject: Re: What wooden power boat   Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:47 pm

Please consider scratchbuilding. It can be done with a drill, a hand fret saw and a knife. Couple of files help. All can be had from the Sunday market/boot fair.  
I'd be happy to talk you through it. I never made a model boat till I made a model boat and I'm way too tight to buy a kit!

Plenty of drawings around with bulkhead/frame drawings. You transfer with a scriber to the wood and fret saw it out. Much easier if you have a half decent bench vice to hold the 3mm wood in.

Just ask.

The satisfaction you will get from watching a boat you made from scratch is indescribable.

Cheers,
Martin
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Marco Wegman
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PostSubject: Boat plans desired!   Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:40 am

Hi Martin

I am new to this forum (Joined about twenty minutes ago) and finding my way around the forum.  Saw your statement about the plenty of drawings that are about and was just wondering where I can look for them? I am looking for a plan for a sport boat to fit two outboards on.   All I have been able to find on the internet (at the right price) is a 1967 plan of a Dolphin 16 boat.  I would like to build something a bit more modern. 

Hope you can help.

Marco
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PostSubject: Re: What wooden power boat   Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:23 pm

Marco, I am not very familiar with modern boats, but if you look  up the drawings from Model Boats magazine and Marine Modelling magazine (now defunct) you should find suitable plans. The former goes by Myhobbystore name and the latter is known as Traplet.  They used to publish free plans most months and still publish them.   
Also if you just google "Free boat plans" you should find some free drawings.

Good luck,
Martin
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PostSubject: Re: What wooden power boat   Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:49 pm

Welcome to the Forum!

All the Model Boats and Traplet plans are now available from Sarik Hobbies

https://www.sarikhobbies.com

Searching e Bay for model boat plans usually produces plans of all types of boats, including sports boats.

Barrie

Just found this as an example

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marine-Modelling-Int-plans-of-Nouveau-a-high-speed-launch-LOA-34-beam-8/323466683741?hash=item4b501de55d:g:nI4AAOSwMHtbgWyX
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PostSubject: Re: What wooden power boat   Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:18 pm

Hi Guys

Thanks for the input.  I have looked on the internet in the past and have now looked at Sarikhobbies as suggested but could only find one plan for a boat with an outboard.  They want 16 or 17 Pounds for it which here in South Africa I need to multiply by 19.  I was hoping for something more affordable. I will keep on searching while I finish my current project of a Klimek Tug which is about 80% done.

Marco
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PostSubject: Re: What wooden power boat   Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:17 pm

Try Aerokits Sea Urchin or Sea Nymph plans off ebay at about a fiver a set and modernise the cabin shapes.

Which outboard motors are you planning on using?

Martin
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PostSubject: Re: What wooden power boat   Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:18 am

Hi Martin

I have two Aquacraft EP1 motors.  I got them from a colleague who tried to build an aluminium semi rigid rubberduck  but although his design was beautiful it ended up too heavy and the motors could not get it on plain.  This also resulted in excessive battery drainage.  

I want to try and build something light and maybe run it off LI Ion cells which should keep the weight to a minimum.

Anyway at this stage I am just planning and trying to get a nice boat (Plan) to build.

The Sea Urchin and Sea Nymph both are for inboards though?  

Marco
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PostSubject: Re: What wooden power boat   Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:50 am

Marco, yes the Sea Urchin and Sea Nymph are for inboards, but I chose those because they could easily be converted to take outboards and receive a slightly more modern cabin shape.  But the hulls are easily driven and a good performing shape.  Just take a look at youtubes of those kind of boats on ponds.  Just modify the transom area to take o/b motors and leave the rear decking off.  Maybe drop the centre of the transoms to allow the o/b motor to sit at the right height.

The motors you have are well thought of and now quite rare. If you build light from liteply, you should have no problem getting up on the plane.

Martin
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PostSubject: Re: What wooden power boat   Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:45 am

Hi Martin

Thanks a gain for the feedback.  The Sea nymph does look quite nice. My first boat was the Alice which looks basically the same.  I think I will follow your advice and try to modify the transom to accommodate the motors.

The plan of the Sea Nymph is not expensive but the postage to SA is an additional 150% on that price! 

Enjoy your week.

Marco
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PostSubject: Re: What wooden power boat   Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:31 am

Hi Marco,
try this site, run by a guy called Dodgy Geezer:-http://eezebilt.tk/eezindex.html

Free plans to download and print at home, any size you wish.  Many have built them in balsa, liteply and ordinary ply depending on size of the print. There's even one specifically for outboards, I think called Cresta, but the previous comments apoply to these plans as well about the transom.

Good luck,
Cheers,
Martin
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PostSubject: Re: What wooden power boat   Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:48 am

Morning Martin
This is a great site!  I really like the guys attitude towards  the hobby.  I have not found the Cresta yet but there is one I like called the Sea Princess that I will be taking a closer look at.

Thanks again for your trouble!

Marco
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