LB22, Dec 2017, Rob R

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LB22, Dec 2017, Rob R

Post by Rob R » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:08 am

I have launched my lb22 after 5 years of very enjoyable building.

She is fantastic and exceeding expectations.

I made a few modifications:
- a bit of tumblehome because I like the look of it
- I extended the height of the seat back as it seemed more comfortable and perhaps blocks some of the outboard noise
- spray rails at the stern
- a detachable laminated beam just in front of the steering position that I can attach the front canopy to.

I have powered her with a 40HP 4 stroke yamaha.

I am really impressed with the versatility of the boat. Mostly we use her for fishing trips, and have caught much bigger fish than we ever did when we were land based. We also picnic on her and explore the waterways. My teenage boys like to use a kneeboard behind her. I was really surprised that we could waterski behind her, even if it is on big stable double skis.

We have 50 hours on the motor so far. So I have already had to do some repairs. I under-engineered the seat attachments to the sole, using only 4 inch woven tape. One of my heavier friends ended up cracking the fibreglass weld, so I have redone it with a bigger fillet and 6 inch double bias tape.

Thanks to Jacques for the design, and to the Bateau builders for their instructive posts.

Rob
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Post by Rob R » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:17 am

A few more pics:

My daughter, who is in the photo, chose the colour scheme.
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Re: LB22, Dec 2017, Rob R

Post by OrangeQuest » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:02 am

Very good looking boat!

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Re: LB22, Dec 2017, Rob R

Post by Jeff » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:46 am

Rob R, great looking boat and it is clear the family loves it!! Nice job!! Jeff

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Re: LB22, Dec 2017, Rob R

Post by 94'325is » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:45 am

I think this is the first bateau design that had a kangaroo in the picture. The boat looks amazing and the location perfect. Thanks for posting!

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Re: LB22, Dec 2017, Rob R

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:39 am

Very nice job, thank you for the pictures.
I like that you stayed with the plans idea to have a removable canvas roof. I took that idea from a Bolger design that I saw in the Bahamas.
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Re: LB22, Dec 2017, Rob R

Post by peter-curacao » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:12 pm

Very nice boat 8)

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Re: LB22, Dec 2017, Rob R

Post by fallguy1000 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:52 pm

Speed with the 40hp?
My boat build is here -------->

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Re: LB22, Dec 2017, Rob R

Post by Eric1 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:56 pm

Beautiful Family and Boat! :D

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Re: LB22, Dec 2017, Rob R

Post by Doug N » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:26 pm

Does it get any better than that? Out on a beautiful boat you built, having fun with your family. It's hard keeping teenagers interested in family things at times. Lots of good memories to make.

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