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by Christer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
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Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

Good comments, thank you. The Glen L and the bateau cats will be soakers. No place to hide from sea spray, wind, or cold. They are not near shore designs, but fair weather lake boats. The Bateau CT22 is designed as an offshore fishing boat - though that doesn't in any way equate to a dry ride. You c...
by Christer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3650

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

There is also the Bear Cat Cuddy at Glen-L, which offers a hideous cuddy with sleeping accommodations for two. The cuddy can most likely both be redesigned into something aesthetically pleasing as well as enlarged - the boat is a massive 27'10" x 10', so there should be plenty of room left over. Dow...
by Christer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3650

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

A couple of things to think about. First the girls want a enclosed head no matter what. If you want them to go with you this is a must. I too have to deal with a little cool and wet weather :wink: You might be able to deal with being out in the elements but if you want others to go with you and be ...
by Christer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3650

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

How about the GP21 deck boat: https://bateau.com/studyplans/GP21_D_study.php?prod=GP21_D ? The dimensions are close. It has the max. beam for European towing, large capacity, easier to build and more economical than a cat. The plans are designed with the expectation that the builder will customize ...
by Christer
Wed Nov 07, 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: 3650

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

How about setting a budget? Some of the large boats cost 5 times more to build than the small ones. Then, pick a building method and material. Some of those plans are 60 years old and designed fro old fashioned ply on frame. Thank you so much for showing an interest, it means a lot. I don't really ...
by Christer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3650

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

Maybe JM can comment.... I"ll wait for the dust to settle. If it was possible to design a boat that satisfies all those preferences, I would draw it right away and sell thousands of plans. See this: http://bateau2.com/faq.php I realize I'm asking for a lot, but I am willing to compromise on many th...
by Christer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3650

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

5 gallon bucket makes for the perfect head and why a fridge if no overnighting? Cooler works all day and you would not have to have a large power source. You also seem to narrow down cabin or open boat. How do you see a head working in an open boat? Have you looked at the "Nina 22" ? I think it is ...
by Christer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3650

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

Maybe JM can comment.... In a previous post you mentioned a dislike for I/O boats. The LB26 might be outboard capable with a bracket. I mention that as I've been thinking it would be one of the better options for the program you mention. I know you've a preference for the cats, but the LB seems lik...
by Christer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3650

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

The designs I have been looking at, are the following: Bateau.com Classic 21 (C21) https://boat.csj.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/C21dc-300x175.jpg https://boat.csj.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/C21dcplan-300x130.jpg Classic, open offshore fishing boat. 21' by 8'6". Dual console/bowrider is tempting...
by Christer
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 3650

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

This will be my "planning to build a boat at some point" thread. It will also serve as a sort of notebook for myself for things I should remember but likely won't. There will be ramblings about designs I like, things that bother me with the designs I like and various other more or less coherent thou...