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by Christer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3110

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

Christer, this has to be the most exasperating thread I have seen. You have talked about building boats from 21’ to 30+’ on the one hand, while on the other hand you talk about “economy” and saving on engine costs. I don’t know your personal circumstances, but there are HUGE differences between the...
by Christer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3110

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

Eastward is doing a cat about that size, I think they were coming in between 100 and 130 rigged. Building a boat to fit that space is a six figure hobby. It's not for everyone. A boat that maximizes your slip that you can't afford to launch is less fun than a boat you can use. That is a very good p...
by Christer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3110

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

Please don't build a Spira. Many of his boats are made with 2x4's, panels don't bend, difficult to build. The plans Fallguy posted said over 300 feet of 2X4s and I counted 38 sheets of plywood of different thicknesses. To many different size screws to count. But I read on one of the forums that for...
by Christer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3110

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

Please don't build a Spira. Many of his boats are made with 2x4's, panels don't bend, difficult to build. I'm not planning to, he's got exactly 0 boats that I like. Plus, as I wrote in the previous post, the framing scares me. It looks like someone started building a house, then changed the shape o...
by Christer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3110

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

fallguy1000 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Here is a boat that is interesting. Not sure I get the bottom design.

http://www.spirainternational.com/study/ValdezStudy.pdf
Don't like how it looks and the framing scares me.
by Christer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3110

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

More questions came by email but I want to reply on the forum. Discussions on the forum will help hundreds of readers. Christers asked about elimination or reducing the size of a cross beam in order to add bow rider style seating forward of the console as in the Hankinson design. It is not possible...
by Christer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3110

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

There's also, according to the website, a cuddy cabin version. Why not just ask them if it can be scaled by 10%? I sent them an email asking the following: 1. Can the boat be built from plywood/fibreglass composite, using Okume BS1088 marine plywood? 2. Can the design be scaled to get a bit larger ...
by Christer
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3110

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

Please don't build a Spira. Many of his boats are made with 2x4's, panels don't bend, difficult to build. I was hoping you'd critique that hull shape more than the framing. Again, only presented to get Christer to realize....he's gonna need a bigger boat.... ... and to avoid the trailerable trap. I...
by Christer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3110

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

The boat is designed to be built from foam cored fibreglass composite panels, like the Bateau designs. He specifies Divinycell H80 foam and S-glass for the scantlings, which makes for a very light and strong boat, although an expensive build. Also, the plans are more than AUD3000 alone, so while I ...
by Christer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3110

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

There's a new contender, Schionning Marine's Prowler VT650: http://www.schionningdesigns.com.au/upl/website/prowler-vt650/Vt650BowriderwMotors30.jpg Fantastic looking boat, and suits my program perfectly. I guess the CT22 could be built to look similar to the VT650... There is a lot to like about a...