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Cx25

Post by Rich23 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:34 pm

Hello all
I recently purchased the plans for the cx25, I've been doing a lot of reading on the how to's, and the boat building manual. However I still seem stumped in the very first part of fixing the frames to The Jig. I seem to be having trouble understanding whether or not all of my frames should be made of throw away material, and do I put every frame on The Jig ? being A through I plus transom. This is all new to me so if this post is in the wrong place please let me know and if I'm looking for information in the wrong areas please let me know.

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Re: Cx25

Post by Browndog » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:30 pm

Rich,

It is up to you. You can use throw away molds for most of the frames except for the transom. Or you can use the frames for the build. On the build I'm doing now for the FS 19 for my brother, I ordered a CNC kit and it included molds for all frames except the transom. Once I flipped the hull all the molds were removed from the strongback and recycled by another builder, Pee Wee, for his eventual build.

If you use the frames, you have to elevate them on the strongback and you lose the support shelf for the hull panels. Good luck in whatever you choose to do.

The CS 25X is an excellent offshore fishing machine. Love it, Wish there was a 28 foot version for my next build.

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Re: Cx25

Post by Fuzz » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:15 am

Plus 10% would get you there...............just saying :D

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Re: Cx25

Post by pee wee » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:27 am

Have you considered building one of the smaller boats first? Even the process of building a canoe or kayak with epoxy and fiberglass will give you valuable experience before tackling something as big as the Cx25.
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Re: Cx25

Post by Rich23 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:39 am

I'm very familiar with epoxy and fiberglass work. Just not so familiar with the building process. I understand how to make the cuts unfamiliar with how and what stations to place where.

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Re: Cx25

Post by pee wee » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:56 am

Ah, okay. Browndog gave a good answer, molds or frames in place, all of them, brace everything so it can't shift out of position. Have you looked at any of the build threads for that boat?
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Re: Cx25

Post by Rich23 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:07 am

I have seen other posts about this boat. I'm not very computer savvy so I haven't seen but a few. I guess maybe I'm too concerned about making sure everything I do is exactly the correct way. It seems so simple perhaps I'm reading into it too far.

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Re: Cx25

Post by Jaysen » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:16 am

Rich23 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:07 am
I guess maybe I'm too concerned about making sure everything I do is exactly the correct way. It seems so simple perhaps I'm reading into it too far.
That way leads to madness. Just double check the measurements and ask questions when things don't look right. Post pictures of any think the looks off. Folks here love to help. We've all been right where you are (some of us with dinky little things).

Do not over think this. I built a boat that floats and sails. Anyone can do it.

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Re: Cx25

Post by TomW1 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:24 am

Rick welcome. Go down to the Builders Power Boat section and look up Peter's "Curacao CS25" build. He fully documented it, both the do's and don'ts. It is the same as yours except you will be adding the cabin.

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Re: Cx25

Post by Eric1 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:40 am

TomW1 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:24 am
Rick welcome. Go down to the Builders Power Boat section and look up Peter's "Curacao CS25" build. He fully documented it, both the do's and don'ts. It is the same as yours except you will be adding the cabin.

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Excellent example of how to build that boat. Take time to read the entire build!

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