PH18 Bass Boat

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PH18 Bass Boat

Post by texasmechanic » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:21 pm

So...I just purchased the plans for my PH18 after debating it for a year or so. When I take the plans to have them printed out, what do I tell the clerk as far as sizing goes so that I have to scale templates?



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Re: PH18 Bass Boat

Post by Fuzz » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:44 pm

Hey Texasmechanic welcome to the fun :D
As for the plans I do not think anyone has full size templates printed out. Just take all the measurements off the plans and lay things out like they are on the plans. Pay close attention to the nesting drawings. JM goes to great lengths to make the best use of each sheet. If you do not do this you will end up using more plywood.

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Re: PH18 Bass Boat

Post by Parkrat » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:54 pm

Full size template would be cool, but not sure who could do that. Be faster just to draw them on the wood. You could always use cheap plywood first and then trace them on the good stuff.

Measure 10 times before cutting. If any questions just ask and post pictures. Glad I did. :)

What part of Texas do you live?

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Re: PH18 Bass Boat

Post by texasmechanic » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:05 pm

Parkrat wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:54 pm


What part of Texas do you live?
I'm from Montgomery, Texas originally, not far from Lake Conroe. I am currently in Austin, Texas working.

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Re: PH18 Bass Boat

Post by texasmechanic » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:06 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:44 pm
Pay close attention to the nesting drawings. JM goes to great lengths to make the best use of each sheet. If you do not do this you will end up using more plywood.

Duly noted!

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Re: PH18 Bass Boat

Post by Parkrat » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:56 pm

Have you tried to source the wood? I looked all over Dallas and Austin, but couldn't locate any. Didn't try Houston. Ordered from Bateau and it was very reasonable.

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Re: PH18 Bass Boat

Post by texasmechanic » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:45 pm

I have narrowed it down to either Houston or Bateau for the wood. I think I should be able to find it somewhere near my hometown with all of the boat shops local to the lake. There are a few places in Austin but the prices are extremely high.

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Re: PH18 Bass Boat

Post by willg » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:30 am

Houston Hardwoods at 290 and 34th is where I and other builders have gotten ply.

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Re: PH18 Bass Boat

Post by texasmechanic » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:01 pm

I know where that area is, I'm from Montgomery. I will definitely look them up, thanks for the heads up!

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Re: PH18 Bass Boat

Post by TomW1 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:18 am

texasmechanic wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:21 pm
So...I just purchased the plans for my PH18 after debating it for a year or so. When I take the plans to have them printed out, what do I tell the clerk as far as sizing goes so that I have to scale templates?
24x36 are a good size forget what that is called in printers terms. Them take all the measurements from the plans to the plywood. It is not difficult. Just check measurements a couple of times before cutting.
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