Made another boat.

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby Charles uk » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:44 am

Mark then you have to factor in the volume of the hull when full submersed & the fuel tank & the motor,


So the displacement volume of the above items in litres, minus total weight in kilos, without the extra bouyancy it wasn't far off floating.

You'd be surprised what will float, full cans of beer for one, sorry I forgot you lot can't remember seeing a full can, you have only seen empties!
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Re: Made another boat.

Postby bruce nickerson » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:44 pm

Forgive an ignorant Yank, but what is that in pounds (believe that used to be called British system of measures?)

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby Horsley-Anarak » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:12 pm

Built another boat today, about 12 foot, similar to tinnys of that length.

Wanted it to be able to carry the whole family and still fit on the roof of my van.

Wickes are selling some quite nice Chinese ply at the moment, and not expensive.

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For this one I decided to use Epoxy rather than Polyester, it is taking along time to cure even with fast hardener.

I hope the additional expense is worth it, kids boat built with Polyester is still going strong.

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby Horsley-Anarak » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:53 pm

I love the long evenings, now filleted and taped inside and out.

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still a bit flexible, i hope the seats will make it more rigid.

I am enjoying using epoxy, but it is so slow.

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby Horsley-Anarak » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:49 pm

Progress is a little slow as the weather has been a little wet.

Still light, a few more bits of wood to add but happy so far.

Not that bad for a 12 foot boat.

Epoxy glass sheathed inside and out.

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby THCL500J8 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:00 am

Faster than a Kiwi 5R
More powerful than a 102+
Its "Supper Horsley"


Sorry.
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Re: Made another boat.

Postby Horsley-Anarak » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:06 pm

THCL500J8 wrote:Its "Super Horsley"Sorry.


Not that super my 14 year old son can hold it above his head. :D

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I will get it on the scales when it is finished.

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby Horsley-Anarak » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:23 pm

All done, ready for holiday.

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Tested on river yesterday, gets up on the plane with a Honda 2HP. :D

Big enough for 4 people, and light enough to be car top-able.

Now need to build the new race engine. :wink:

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby Lahtinen » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:56 am

Oh, she's a beauty! And incredibly light; how thick is the plywood? 1/4"?

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby Horsley-Anarak » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:06 am

Yes mostly 1/4", but some 3/8" for some bits.

I will weigh it and see how heavy it is, now it is painted.

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby phil » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:13 am

That looks very nice H-A. You did a great job on it, roughly how many hours do you estimate ?

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby Horsley-Anarak » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:09 pm

Well it does what I wanted, fits on top of van, big enough for 4, goes well on low power.

Phil I will take some pattern of the chines for you.

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It goes well with a 3.3hp, have yet to try it with a Seagull.

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Will get the GPS out, and try with a century.

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby phil » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:34 am

Looks great H-A! I assume my email address got through to you.

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby Horsley-Anarak » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:58 pm

phil wrote:Looks great H-A! I assume my email address got through to you.


Hi Phil yes got your email, will make you some paper patterns of the chines and transom.

I would say it is worth having a go at making one, it performs well with low power.

Not sure how much the postage to Canada will be. :)

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Re: Made another boat.

Postby phil » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:12 pm

H-A I've sent you a PM.


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