RB12

Power Boats only. Please include the boat type in your question.
User avatar
wegcagle
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 2534
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:08 am
Location: Augusta, GA

RB12

Post by wegcagle » Tue May 25, 2010 1:58 pm

Here it is in it's full glory :D 8) :!:
http://www.bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=RB12

Beautiful.........Now when is the 16ft version coming out :D :lol: I need something to study for the next 3 years

Will


Image

GV15, D4 done! Dreaming about the next one

User avatar
tobolamr
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 1699
Joined: Fri Sep 05, 2003 1:00 am
Location: Central Wisconsin, USA

Re: RB12

Post by tobolamr » Tue May 25, 2010 3:06 pm

Just found my first boat!!!! Hey, can I put a 1962 Johnson SuperSea Horse 35 on this sucker???

User avatar
jacquesmm
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 27243
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2002 1:00 am
Location: Florida USA
Contact:

Re: RB12

Post by jacquesmm » Tue May 25, 2010 3:11 pm

You can go above the recommended 25 HP but not much.
A classic 35 would be fine. The trim will be string at rest: it's a small boat.
Those who want to use a larger HP should post: the transom thickness as designed is for 25. For a 35, you must add one layer to the clamping board.
There is sufficient plywood left on the sheets.
Jacques Mertens - Designer
http://bateau.com

User avatar
Cracker Larry
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
* Bateau Builder - Expert *
Posts: 22480
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:39 pm
Location: Savannah, GA

Re: RB12

Post by Cracker Larry » Tue May 25, 2010 4:45 pm

She's a real pretty boat Jacques 8) Not my style, or to my needs, I like bloody decks, but she's a pretty classic and will meet a lot of peoples needs. Nice job :D
Completed GF12 X 2, GF16, OD18, FS18, GF5, GF18, CL6
"Ships are the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made." -Robert N. Rose

TomW
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 10123
Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:41 am
Location: Smoky Mts of NC

Re: RB12

Post by TomW » Tue May 25, 2010 6:13 pm

Pretty little boat Jacques :D I would think the 16' will be real popular where people could pull a skier if they wished. :wink: And have a nice day on the water for those not interested in fishing like Larry. 8)

Tom
Good fishing and red skys at night sailors delight
C17ccx, Mirror Dinghy

User avatar
macs
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 594
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:43 pm
Location: Mississippi

Re: RB12

Post by macs » Wed May 26, 2010 8:16 am

Very Nice Jacques. 8)

Macs

D2Maine
Very Active Poster
Very Active Poster
Posts: 596
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:01 pm

Re: RB12

Post by D2Maine » Wed May 26, 2010 2:26 pm

nm
Last edited by D2Maine on Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
WobblyLegs
* Bateau Builder *
* Bateau Builder *
Posts: 1064
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:56 pm
Location: Walker Bay, South Africa

Re: RB12

Post by WobblyLegs » Thu May 27, 2010 9:05 am

I like it!

:) :)


Quick question: can it take a short shaft (15") motor - I have a Mariner 15hp SS smoker laying in my garage that can push my inflatable (also 12 feet) at up to 36km/h (highest registered on GPS) and I imagine that with a smoother and more efficient hull than it's rubber bottom, it could go faster?

I'm thinking maybe there's a market here for the RB12, as our annual licence fees are two-tiered, under 15hp costs about a quarter of over-15...

Anyway, will be chatting to my yacht-building friend over the weekend, we've been thinking of setting up a little factory here for a while, and this little boat might be the one to start off with!!!

Thanks Jacques - nice boat.

Regards,

Tim.

User avatar
jacquesmm
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 27243
Joined: Wed Aug 14, 2002 1:00 am
Location: Florida USA
Contact:

Re: RB12

Post by jacquesmm » Thu May 27, 2010 9:52 am

To use an engine with a different shaft than the standard one is easy.
You can change the transom on almost any of our boats including this one.
It is just a matter of cutting the transom lower and moving the bottom panel of the splash well down, very simple.
Jacques Mertens - Designer
http://bateau.com

User avatar
onemilehigh
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
Posts: 76
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:06 am
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Re: RB12

Post by onemilehigh » Thu May 27, 2010 4:48 pm

Very beautiful boat.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Salty F17 and 25 guests